Secrets of Meditation

Secrets of Meditation

by Davidji

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For thousands of years, people have tried to tap into the stillness and silence that rests within to discover their deeper selves. In Secrets of Meditation, davidji takes you there, demystifying the practice along the way and guiding you on an epic journey into your own consciousness. Whether you are new to meditation, a “crisis meditator”, or someone who has been meditating for years, this book will take your practice, and your life, to the next level.

In this insightful book, davidji shares his own journey along his path to awakening and examines the positive impact that meditation can have on your physical health, relationships, emotional well-being, and spiritual life. As the secrets to an effortless meditation practice are revealed, you will unlock the door to your own personal journey and discover what is actually supposed to happen when you close your eyes.

davidji shares the wisdom of the ages in an accessible and entertaining style —loosening rigid commandments, revealing the five greatest myths of meditation, and illuminating the most powerful rituals to weave a regular practice into your day. Secrets of Meditation will have you meditating in minutes and living a happier, easier, and more fulfilling life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401940317
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

davidji is an internationally recognized meditation teacher, life guide, author, and public speaker. He travels the world sharing timeless wisdom on stress management, deeper life fulfillment, emotional healing, creating a spiritual practice, developing a daily routine, balancing business and wellness, getting unstuck, and taking your life to the next level. In 2011, he led more than 100,000 people in more than 100 countries in 21 consecutive days of meditation. In 2012, he led more than 500,000 people around the world in the Winter Feast—40 consecutive days of online meditation. Since 2003, davidji has lived and worked at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California, which he has coined "the sweetspot of the universe." Having apprenticed under Deepak Chopra and David Simon for more than a decade, he is a certified Vedic Master, the Chopra Center’s lead meditation and Ayurveda teacher, a core member of the Hay House stable of authors and radio personalities, the host of Chopra Center Radio, the guiding voice of the Chopra Center’s 21-day Meditation Challenge™, and the Dean of Chopra Center University. To join the SweetSpot Meditation Community, visit

Table of Contents

Foreword David Simon, M.D. xi

Preface xiii

Part I Awakening to New Possibilities 1

Chapter 1 Searching for the Guru 5

Chapter 2 What Is Meditation, and Why Should I Care? 21

Chapter 3 The Benefits of Meditation 37

Part II Many Paths to One-Ness 57

Chapter 4 Secrets of Bodymind Meditation 61


Chapter 5 Secrets of Visual Meditation 67

Drishti Meditation

Sri Yantra Meditation

Chapter 6 Secrets of Sound Meditation 77

Guided Meditation

Tibetan Bowls

Audio Sound-Wave Meditation

Chapter 7 Secrets of Energy Meditation 93

Chakra Meditation

Sutra Meditation

Chapter 8 Secrets of Sensory Meditation 111

Aroma Meditation

Tasting Meditation




Chapter 9 Secrets of Buddhist Meditation 129

Metta Bhavanas

Samatha Bhavanas

Vipassana Bhavanas

Chapter 10 Secrets of Mantra Meditation 135

Bija Sounds

Primordial Sound Meditation

Sutra Meditation (including David Simon's Universal Mantra)

Chapter 11 Secrets of Chanting Meditation 163





Part III Further Along yhe Path 169

Chapter 12 Experiences in Meditation 171

Chapter 13 The Five Myths of Meditation 183

Chapter 14 Cultivating a Daily Meditation Practice 191

Chapter 15 Frequently Asked Questions 205

Afterword 211

My Intentions 212

Recommended Reading 214

In Gratitude 215

About the Author 221



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