National bestselling author and teacher Steve Hagen strips away the cultural and religious jargon surrounding meditation and provides an accessible and thorough manual for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike. Inside you will find: Simple practices to avoid needlessly complicating meditationWhere most of us get stuck in meditation--and how to get unstuckA unique focus on meditation not simply as a spiritual technique, but as a way of living.
About the Author
Steve Hagen is a Zen priest, a longtime teacher of Buddhism, and the author of the bestselling Buddhism Plain and Simple and Buddhism Is Not What You Think. Hagen began studying Buddhism in 1967. In 1975 he became a student of Dainin Katagiri Roshi, and in 1979 he was ordained a Zen priest. Steve lives in Minneapolis, where he lectures, teaches meditation, and writes. He is currently head teacher at Dharma Field Meditation and Learning Center in Minneapolis.
“I wish I had found such a book when I began meditating.”
-Stephen Levine author of A Gradual Awakening
“A lucid, no-frills introduction to Buddhist meditation …[and] a timely reminder of what meditation is all about.”
-Stephen Batchelor, author of Buddhism without Beliefs
“A brief and wonderfully accessible primer on meditation...”