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Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care

For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

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Jack Kornfield

Clinical psychologist, meditation instructor and author

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Sharon Salzberg

Co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society and magazine...

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Stephan Bodian

Meditation teacher and author of Meditation for Dummies

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A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life

Kornfield uses everyday metaphors with meditation to increase readers’ attentiveness and compassion for life.
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Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Shambhala Library)

Best for those with some prior knowledge of meditating, this book teaches technique for increasing connections with others and having a positive outlook on the world and your life.
Posted: 03/11/2008 04:36 PM EST more »

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Meditation For Busy People: Stress-Beating Strategies To Calm Your Life

Osho acknowledges that old-fashioned meditation techniques were designed for people with more time. Designed for the individual on-the-go, the book suggests that everyday tasks and surroundings, such as a morning commute, provide opportunities for relaxation.
Posted: 03/11/2008 04:35 PM EST more »

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Meditation For Dummies

This book covers all you need to know to get started, following the format of other books in the For Dummies series. This text is full of great tips, insights, quotes and practices. Its strength lies in covering many different paths.
Posted: 03/11/2008 04:28 PM EST more »

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One Taste

From the notes of his journal, Wilber created this guide that digs deep into a year in his life as a theorist in the field of transpersonal psychology, but also contains suggestions for the lives of his readers.
Posted: 03/11/2008 04:38 PM EST more »

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Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha

This book is a path out and away from self-judgments, conflicts, addictions, perfectionism, loneliness and overwork.
Posted: 03/11/2008 04:30 PM EST more »

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The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Corresponding with the title, Tolle discusses in this book that living “in the now” is the best route to a happy life. The concepts covered are deep, but explained thoroughly, with indicated “break” times to stop reading and digest the material.
Posted: 03/11/2008 04:37 PM EST more »