This is a how-to book. Do you feel frustrated with spiritual books that are complicated and confusing with too many strange terms? Then this is the book for you! This book will tell you everything that you need to know to get started with Buddhist practice. It includes practice instructions in each chapter to deepen your experience with the teachings.
Darren is a long-term Buddhist practitioner and yoga instructor. He holds a BA in Psychology and has over thirty years of experience in Dharma and recovery. He pioneered The 12-Step Buddhist recovery program in Portland, Oregon where he led retreats and workshops for many years. Prior to becoming an author, Darren played jazz guitar, was a community media TV host and created a local dog park. He currently resides in San Diego with his wife and dogs.
I'm going to teach you how to meditate from a lot of different angles.
How to Gain Nothing from Buddhist Practice
How to Gain Nothing From This Book
I’m going to teach you how to meditate from a lot of different angles. Contrary to what you may have heard, there are infinite angles from which to begin. Where appropriate, I’ve added some suggestions for journaling, reflection and further meditation. The reason that I ask you to pause and do some reflection is that it takes more than words to understand the teachings. I’ve spoken for hours on retreats and in workshops, thinking I was crystal clear the whole time and that everyone was getting it. But when I quizzed the group, I found out that students were overwhelmed with the amount of information and unfamiliar with the Dharma being presented. Over the years, I’ve learned to break things down into smaller chunks, and ask people to pause and reflect on them before skipping ahead.