Textbook Table of Contents

 

1.

Perspective on Meditation

2.

The Meditative Function

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

3.

Cultivating Nature

9

10

11

12

13

4.

Getting the Details Right

14

15

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18

19

5.

Creating & Enjoying a Practice

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    Preface by T. K. Phelps
    Chapter One: Perspective on Meditation and Natural Meditation
    Chapter Two: Nature's Message: the Meditative Function
  1. Meditation Bears Fruit in Active Life
  2. Meditation Develops the Core of Experience
  3. Human Makeup Contains a Specific Natural Meditative Function
  4. The Meditative Function is the Foundation of Meditation
  5. Experiencing the Meditative Function Rejuvenates the Mind and Body
  6. Cultivating the Meditative Function Develops the Mind and Body
  7. Meditation Elicits and Cultivates the Meditative Function
  8. Natural Functions are Low Input, High Output
    Chapter Three: Cultivating Nature
  9. Natural Meditationís Ten-Step Agenda Puts Projects Aside
  10. Natural Meditation Looks Natural
  11. The Technique Harnesses a Force for Happiness and Openness
  12. A Lightly Handled Method Allows Nature to Flow
  13. Follow a Direct, Gentle Returning without Concentrating
    Chapter Four: Getting The Details Right
  14. Natural Meditation is Gentle, Easy, Restful and Relaxing
  15. Each Sitting Has a Graceful Ten-Step Agenda
  16. Each Day Has a Meditative Cycle and Rhythm
  17. Thoughts and Sensations are Part of Meditation
  18. Disciplined Thought Cycles Between: Being On Track and Wandering
  19. Embrace the Shift to Openness
    Chapter Five: Creating a Practice
  20. To Make the Most of Meditation, Do It Every Day
  21. Establishing a Practice Requires Mindful Attention
  22. Establishing a Practice Cycles Requires Patience and Persistence
  23. Connect Sitting with Something Social and Significant
  24. Learn About Meditative Maturation