Insight Meditation Kit [With Workbook and 12 Study Cards] (Abridged / Compact Disc)

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The Insight Meditation Kit is an unparalleled immersive course in meditation and philosophy, presented by the cofounders of the Insight Meditation Society, Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein. Cultivate the sacred environment of a retreat in your own home, with the help of a personal instructor. Includes twelve sequential lessons, an 88-page workbook with interactive exercises, and more.

The Insight Meditation Kit is beautifully packaged in a box set and makes a great gift for meditators, whether beginning or experienced.

Workbook Contents

Lesson One: The Power of Mindfulness
Lesson Two: Bare Attention
Lesson Three: Desire and Aversion
Lesson Four: Sleepiness, Restlessness, and Doubt
Lesson Five: Concepts and Reality
Lesson Six: Suffering
Lesson Seven: Karma
Lesson Eight: Equanimity
Lesson Nine: Lovingkindness
Last Words
Appendix A: Meditation Supplies
Appendix B: The Five Hindrances
Appendix C: The Three Great Myths
Appendix D: The Three Kinds of Suffering
Appendix E: The Four Brahma-Viharas
Appendix F: The Six Realms of Existence
Appendix G: The Eight Vicissitudes

CD Contents
Each CD features three guided meditations that will help you explore the direct experience of meditation. The meditations are set up to simulate as closely as possible the ambience of an actual practice session at a retreat center like the Insight Meditation Society.
Meditations include:
  1. Breath Meditation
  2. Walking Meditation
  3. Meditation on Body Sensations
  4. Meditation on Hindrances
  5. Meditation on Emotions
  6. Metta Meditation


Welcome to Insight Meditation. The compact discs and workbook will take you step by step through a comprehensive training course in basic meditation. The cards included in the box list various helpful teachings that are explored throughout this workbook.
This course is rooted in the Buddhist style of vipassana, or insight meditation, but these fundamental techniques for sharpening your awareness and releasing painful mental habits are useful no matter what your religious or spiritual orientation.
It's not necessary to affiliate with any belief system in order to benefit from Insight Meditation. These mindfulness practices can support your existing spiritual path, whether it's a structured practice like Christianity or Judaism, or simply a personal sense of your relationship with the great questions of human existence.
What to Expect:
Insight Meditation comprises two compact discs, a workbook, and a set of informational cards.

The workbook contains:
  • Information on meditation resources
  • Suggestions for setting up a meditation space and a daily practice
  • Buddhist teachings about meditation and life
  • Q & A sessions that clarify practical new issues new meditators tend to encounter
  • Exercises to help you deepen your understanding and experience of meditation (and space to respond to them)
  • Tips for taking your meditative awareness into the world and for troubleshooting problem areas in your practice
  • Glossaries of Pali, Sanskrit, and other terms
  • A list of books and tapes you can use to further your study of meditation.

About the Author

Sharon SalzbergSharon Salzberg, a student of Buddhism since 1971, has been leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Influenced by her more than forty-five years of study with Burmese, Indian, and Tibetan teachers, she teaches intensive awareness practice (vipassana or insight meditation) and the cultivation of lovingkindness and compassion. She is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society and The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, both in Massachusetts, with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. Salzberg is the host of Metta Hour, a New York Times bestselling author and the author of many books, including Real Love, Real Happiness at Work, The Kindness Handbook, Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, and A Heart as Wide as the World. She has also authored several Sounds True audio and interactive learning programs including Insight Meditation (with Joseph Goldstein), Unplug, and Lovingkindness Meditation. Learn more at GoldsteinJoseph Goldstein has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and the Forest Refuge. Since 1967, he has studied and practiced different forms of Buddhist meditation under eminent teachers from India, Burma, and Tibet. His books include A Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma, Insight Meditation, and The Experience of Insight.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781564559067
ISBN-10: 1564559068
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Sounds True
Publication Date: May 1st, 2002
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Step-By-Step Course on How to Meditate