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Nothing Happens Next: Responses to Questions About Meditation

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Answering questions such as "What is meditation?" "I can't clear my mind. What should I do?" "What do I focus on?" and "How can I meditate when I have no time?" this guide answers more than 50 of the most commonly asked questions about meditation practices. Beginners will find information on how to sit, what to sit on, when to sit, where to sit, why to sit, and what to exp ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 1st 1995 by Keep It Simple Books
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Sep 02, 2011 Patty rated it it was amazing
I wish I had read this book when I was starting a sitting practice. Now that I have more experience with sitting, I found this book to be a great "refresher course." Simple, true and often very amusing.
Feb 07, 2010 John added it
A quotation, and a good one for me:

"Until we realize that seeing through our conditioning is Job One, we will remain confused. My rather rude yet accurate approach to this matter is that the world does not need one more screwed up person trying to fix it. In other words, I don't know who I am; what is motivating me; what the problem is; or what would be truly helpful; but I can't stand the way I feel so I'll go out there and 'do something for someone else.' Good luck.

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This is a useful little "frequently asked questions" guide to Zen meditation. I found that most of the questions on this were ones I've had for a long time, and was excited to hear some answers and explanations. Some of my questions were answered, but the author seems to skirt around many questions. I think that was her point, though. Zen is not about right and wrong way of doing things, but about noticing, watching whatever arises, and seeing how our conditioning and egocentricity leads us to s ...more
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Very informative and concise but written in the worst font I think I've ever seen. It's one of those fake "handwriting" fonts? Also, there is a typo in the introduction. Great content, awful presentation.
Jan 31, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing
This is the best primer I've ever read no matter where you are in your meditation practice or if you've never practiced at all. Worth reading, re-reading and using as a reference.
Mar 10, 2009 Ashley rated it liked it
Very simple questions and answers about meditation for beginners. Quick read, I read it in one night.
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