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One of the world's foremost spiritual guides responds to the modern hunger for self-awareness and holistic living with a series of spiritual exercises blending psychology, spiritual therapy, and practices drawn from both Eastern and Western traditions of meditation.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
ebook, 144 pages
Published August 31st 2011 by Image (first published 1979)
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♥ Ibrahim ♥

A Christian might see the word "sadhana" and back off and whisper, "Goodness gracious, what do I have to do with this Hindu stuff?" Well, Don't let this word intimidate you, please because the goal here is not to become a Hindu but to connect with your Lord and King and enjoy resting in Him. Don't we all hope for this magical pill that we just take in and lo and behold we are prayer warriors? Well, prayer is "getting into" God and letting Him get into us but first we have to shush. Look at them...more
Jun 20, 2011 Beryl rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those willing to step out of dogma and into faith
Recommended to Beryl by: Virginia Reiner, a dear writing friend
I love Anthony de Mello's challenges, the way he thrusts ideas in your face and tells you to take it or leave it. One can't cling to safe old beliefs in his presence. He doesn't care whether you listen or not. It's up to you to take what you want and discard the rest. As a matter of fact he tells you to junk it when you've reached that point of inner silence where God dwells. Sadhana is a step by step introduction to silence. The final section of the book contains exercises that include religiou...more
A way for the Christian seeker to practice and affirm a personal spiritual meditation. A model based on an Eastern tradition, to engender a contemplative inner state and lasting simplicity. The author, Anthony de Mello, S.J. gives to his readers, a rich history to the contemplative process that adopts from the Hindu tradtion to his Christian faith. He offers the reader a place to integrate and come to synthesis an easy step by step process to journey, and widen one's depth in the spiritual pract...more
A series of spiritual exercises that fit well into a contemplative and/or centering prayer practice. This is a book not just to read through, but to savor and to use slowly time and time again, as one draws water from an artisan well. This is a book of reference; one to acquire and use as a guide. A must have!
Loved this guided meditation book and practiced this with friends I lived with back in the late 1970s.

The practice came up later for me in 2005 when a colleague from Indonesia spoke about it and had the same version of the book I had.
de Mello masterfully links eastern meditation forms to western Christian forms of prayer, and includes many simple exercises for doing them. Blew my mind when I was 15... still great.
Emlyn Lewis
This has to be the best meditation book out there. No blabbery pages, straight to the point, short easy to understand exercises with heart
Another one I have read and experienced over and over!
Kusnady dharmawan
...difficult...only easy to read...
Mark LaPorta
Important esoteric practices that have useful practicla appplication in ordinary life. Takes work and preparation.
Ms. S...........
a wonderful amalgam of East/West practices to get you closer to God
la mia edizione è quella dei miti mondadori
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Anthony de Mello was a Jesuit priest and psychotherapist who became widely known for his books on spirituality. An internationally acclaimed spiritual guide, writer and public speaker, de Mello hosted many spiritual conferences.

The few talks which he allowed to be filmed, such as "A Rediscovery of Life" and "A Way to God for Today," have inspired many viewers and audiences throughout the United St...more
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