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The Theory and Practice of Meditation

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Swami Rama
edited by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

Available again after many years, this classic collection of essays shares valuable insights into the nature and dynamics of meditation. The contributors to this volume are some of the best-versed scholars and health professionals in their fields. They not only excel in their knowledge, but also in their efforts to integrate the principles they have learned and taught into their own lives. Their penetrating reflections convey a well-rounded understanding of meditation as a systematic path to achieve mental and emotional well-being and self-realization.

About the Author

Swami Rama is the founder of the Himalayan Institute, and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th century. His teachings, publications, and humanitarian efforts have rippled positive changes around the world, and have brought yoga into the lives of countless people. Swami Rama was born in Northern India in 1925, and was raised from childhood by Himalayan Sage, Bengali Baba, and later received higher education in both India and Europe. From 1949 to 1952, he held the prestigious position as Shankaracharya in South India. He then returned to his master to receive further training at his cave monastery. In 1969 he came to the United States and formed the Himalayan institute. His best known work, Living With the Himalayan Masters, reveals the many facets of his wisdom, and his embodiment of an ancient Himalayan tradition. View more his teachings at the online Wisdom Library.

About the Editor

Rudolph Ballentine, MD, is a pioneer of the holistic health movement. A graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, with specialty training in psychiatry, he established the Center for Holistic Medicine in six cities. As its director for 25 years, he offered an integrative approach to treatment, using psychotherapy, homeopathy, ayurveda, yoga, movement, and meditation. He also served as the president of the Himalayan Institute for 12 years and the director of its Combined Therapy Department for 18 years. Author of a number of books, including Radical Healing and the classic Diet and Nutrition, he is now retired and lives in the Carolinas, where he practices and teaches permaculture and tantra.

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 1976, Current printing 2014
ISBN: 978-0-89389-075-9
162 pages
5.5" x 8.5"

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