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Meditation as Contemplative Inquiry: When Knowing Becomes Love

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When we turn to meditation, we are turning toward renewal, peace, and insight. Initially, we may take up contemplative practice as a means of tapping into the abundant resources of the mind and heart that bring serenity, but the meditative journey leads further--to the place where wisdom and love unite.

In Meditation as Contemplative Inquiry, Arthur Zajonc offers an overvi
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Paperback, 211 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Lindisfarne Books (first published November 1st 2008)
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Bart Everson
Apr 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
It's rare for me to finish a book and immediately think I need to start over at the beginning and read it again. Yet that's the case here. I found this book engaging and compelling yet increasingly challenging. I'm convinced there is real value here, but I am equally convinced that I have not assimilated it wholly.

Zajonc begins with some persuasive arguments in favor of contemplation, urging us to take (or make) the time for daily practice. He then gives an overview of the path as he sees it. Th
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Gail Holm
Meditation as Contemplative Inquiry by Arthur Zajonc (finished August 16, 2015)
I’m a beginner in the practice of meditation and mindfulness, but I could relate to the first few chapters of Meditation as Contemplative Inquiry in which Zajonc established a moral foundation for contemplative inquiry and outlined practices to strengthen attention and resolve, and to promote a healthy emotional life. However, as I read further, I felt as if I were a third-grader trying to make sense of a graduate tex
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Andrew
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This really picks up after the first two chapters (they cover old ground but are also necessary reminders for me). I almost reached a hasty conclusion about this, and I’m glad I held off. As an anthropop-adjacent text, I appreciated the breadth of his ideas; Steiner’s only mentioned a few times in each chapter, I think. It started out a bit self-helpy, which I recently learned is bothersome to me, but it leaves that behind and transcends quickly enough. The warp and weft is familiar, but the who ...more
Monica Laurette
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
A few spelling mistakes that shot me out of the blue of reading I was in but all in all a wonderful book about meditation and finding an inner self for contemplative inquiry and contemplation.
Alex
For now I just want to write that this is a beautiful book.
Bill Pritchard
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
As I continue to dig deeper into Contemplation and Meditation, I was recommended to read Arthur Zajonc from listening to an interview he did on a podcast. This book is choked full of fantastic insight and specific advice on how to move thru the nine phases of contemplation. In all honesty, at times if was beyond my level of understanding. I think I need to focus more on a base level before moving to this level. But it was beautiful - at times strikingly so. If you Meditate on a regular basis, I ...more
Howard Brown
Mar 09, 2013 rated it liked it
The first three chapters were wondeful. I will come back later for the rest of the book
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Very well done
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