Tell me your favorite books on meditation!
December 4, 2009 8:50 AM Subscribe
Recommendations for books about meditation?
posted by aka burlap to health & fitness (14 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for good books about meditation to give to a family member. He's in his 60s and is beginning to be interested in/curious about meditation. I think he'd be less interested in books with a heavy spiritual or historical slant, and more interested in books that deal with the practical benefits (especially the mental and physical health benefits). He's not opposed to the spiritual stuff, but if I go out and get him a classic Buddhist text from the 12th century, I don't think he'll stick with it. At the same time, I don't want to just go with "Meditation for Dummies" and call it a day.
Something about how meditation intersects with Western scientific understanding of the mind and body might be a good choice. I think he'd like a book/books that provided some practical "how-to" advice as well as some inspiring information about what meditation can be all about.
Thanks for your advice!