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Boundless healing : meditation exercises to enlighten the mind and heal the body
Thondup, Tulku.
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Publication Information:
Boston : Shambhala, 2001.

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xii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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These meditation techniques are based on ordinary capacities of imagination and memory and innate qualities of the mind such as the enjoyment of beauty. The author presents ways to apply the four healing powers and specific Buddhist meditations.

Author Notes

Psychologist Daniel Goleman was born on March 7, 1946 in Stockton, California. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard. Goleman wrote his first book, "The Meditative Mind" after studying ancient psychology systems and meditation practices in India and Sri Lanka.

Goleman wrote about psychology and related fields for the New York Times for 12 years beginning in 1984. In 1993 he co-founded the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. He is also a co-chairman of The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations and a member of the Mind and Life Institute's board of directors.

Goleman has written several popular books, including "Emotional Intelligence," "Social Intelligence," "Ecological Intelligence" and "Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence." He received a Career Achievement award for journalism from the American Psychological Association and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science to recognize his efforts to communicate the behavioral sciences to the public.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Daniel Goleman
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 How We Can Heal
1 Healing the Mind and Bodyp. 11
The Peaceful Mindp. 13
The Mind as a Source of Negativityp. 16
The Path to Peaceful Feelingsp. 20
Awareness of the Peaceful Mindp. 22
Positive Perceptionp. 24
Steps toward Being Happierp. 26
The Interconnectedness of Mind and Bodyp. 27
Using the Body to Lead the Mindp. 29
A Meditative View of the Bodyp. 29
2 A Positive Approach to Meditationp. 32
The Four Healing Powers of Mindp. 33
Two Ways to Apply the Four Healing Powersp. 37
Sources of Healingp. 38
Healing the Whole Bodyp. 39
3 Benefits of Healing Meditationsp. 40
General Benefits of Healingp. 41
Spiritual Benefits of Healingp. 42
Physical Benefits of Healing Meditationp. 43
Delayed and Unanticipated Benefitsp. 46
4 Realizing the Potential to Healp. 48
Three States of Healthp. 48
Four Healing Objectsp. 49
Two Sources of Healing Power: External Objects and Ourselvesp. 51
Three Ways of Facing a Problemp. 52
The Importance of a Focal Pointp. 53
The Importance of Recognizing Enlightenment as Our True Naturep. 54
5 Encouraging Our Meditationp. 57
Some Preparationsp. 57
Some Tips for Meditationp. 59
Duration of Meditationp. 59
Overcoming Resistancep. 60
Feeling Good about Meditationp. 62
Making It Simplep. 63
Avoiding Expectationsp. 64
Staying with Itp. 64
Rejoicing in Progressp. 65
Part 2 Healing Meditations on the Mind and Body
6 The Guided Meditationsp. 69
Introductionp. 69
The Twelve Stages of Meditationp. 72
Bring Your Mind Back to Your Bodyp. 72
Scan the Anatomical Details of Your Bodyp. 76
See Your Body as Made of Infinite Individual Cellsp. 81
See Each Cell as a Cell of Lightp. 84
See Each Cell as Vast as the Universep. 86
Feel That Each Cell Is Filled with Healing Energiesp. 89
Heal Your Body with Waves of Light and Energyp. 91
Perform a Special Meditation to Heal Proliferating Sick Cells (Optional)p. 95
Hear the Healing Sound of AHp. 98
Open to Healing with the Blossoming Lotus Movementp. 100
Open to Healing with Other Movements to Relieve Physical Ailments and Promote General Health (Optional)p. 105
Share the Healing Waves with Othersp. 110
Share the Healing Waves with the Whole Universep. 111
Protect Yourself with a Healing Aura (Optional)p. 112
Rest in Oneness with the Healing Experiencep. 113
How to Use the Twelve Stages If You Have Little Timep. 114
Some Specific Healing Remediesp. 117
7 Healing Meditations for Sleeping and Wakingp. 121
Meditation for Falling Asleepp. 122
Meditation for Waking Upp. 122
Dispelling Anxieties upon Sleeping or Wakingp. 125
A Healing Aura for Sleeping and Wakingp. 126
Part 3 Buddhist Meditations to Heal Mind and Body
8 Meditation on the Healing Buddhap. 131
Introductionp. 131
The Twelve Stages of Meditation on the Healing Buddhap. 143
Bring Your Mind Back to Your Bodyp. 143
Visualize the Healing Buddhas with Devotionp. 145
With Prayers, Invoke the Blessings of the Healing Buddhasp. 147
Receive the Healing Blessingsp. 149
Transform Your Body into a Body of Blessing Light and Energyp. 152
See That Your Body Is Made of Infinite Cells of Light and Energyp. 153
Feel That Each Cell Is a Boundless Pure Land of Healing Buddhasp. 154
Heal with the Waves of Blessing Light and Energyp. 157
Sing AH, the Sound of Blessing Light and Energy Wavesp. 160
Perform the Blossoming Lotus Movement with Blessing Wavesp. 162
Perform Other Healing Movements That Bring Blessings (Optional)p. 165
Share the Blessing Waves with the Whole Universep. 167
Rest in Oneness with the Healing Experiencep. 168
Dedication, Aspiration, and Benedictionp. 169
The Healing Buddha Meditation in Briefp. 170
9 Healing Meditations for the Dying and Deadp. 172
A Buddhist Approach to Dyingp. 174
Meditations for the Dead or Dyingp. 174
Instructions for the Dead or Dyingp. 176
How Helpers and Survivors Should Behavep. 177
Appendix 1 Buddhist Sources of the Healing Meditationsp. 179
Appendix 2 Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questionsp. 199
Notesp. 205
Glossaryp. 209
Bibliographyp. 213