The Mind Illuminated, my Complete Meditation Guide is officially out this week, and it’s been getting some great response, including several days in the Amazon Top 10 in Cognitive Psychology and Buddhism. It’s the fruition of a multiple years journey writing, producing, and releasing this book, for myself and my wife Nancy, the hard-working co-authors Matthew […]
Whether you are a complete novice to meditation or you have been practicing for decades, wherever you are in your own spiritual path, you have come to the right place. I have been practicing Buddhist meditation for over four decades. My principle teachers were Upasaka Kema Ananda and the Venerable Jotidhamma Bhikkhu, both trained in the Theravadin and Tibetan Karma Kagyu traditions with lineage to the Venerable Ananda Bodhi (later recognized by the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa as the tulku Namgyal Rinpoche).
Today, I am the director of Dharma Treasure Buddhist Sangha in Tucson, Arizona where I teach meditation and Buddhism from a modern, progressive scientific perspective. Meditation is a science, the systematic process of training the mind. It is the science of meditation that allows people from all walks of life to experience the same amazing benefits and transform both the psyche and the heart.
My new book, The Mind Illuminated is a modern road map to Buddhist meditation for a Western audience which combines age-old wisdom teachings of the Buddha with the latest research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, providing meditators with step-by-step guidance for every stage of the path – from your very first sit, all the way to mastery of the deepest states of peace and insight....
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Elephant Journal has just published another article by Matthew Immergut and myself. “Attention, Awareness and How to Meditate Successfully” Think about consciousness for a moment. What we consciously experience are sights, sounds, smells and other external objects arising and passing away. So too, thoughts, feelings, moods and memories move through our internal landscape. Looking a […]