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Feldman, Christina.
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First North American paperback edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Rodmell Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
256 pages ; 24 cm
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BL628.2 .F45 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Silence: It is a precious commodity that even the most successful of us may not have. As we work to ensure our status in the world, it is easy to forget that we are not merely physical creatures. The state of our spiritual health can be easily tested. When the noise of the world dies away and we are left with ourselves, we get a pretty clear indication of the true extent of our inner peace. In Silence , author Christina Feldman charts a four-part course to accessing and sustaining this nurturing state--even in the midst of our busy lives. She writes, "We can learn to find it in all moments and all things; we discover that it has never been lost only hidden." With over 230 color photographs and a striking contemporary design, Silence is a calming book to look at, to read, and--most important--to use.

Author Notes

In the early 1970s, Christina Feldman spent several years in Asia, studying and training in the Buddhist meditation tradition. She has led insight meditation retreats in the West since 1974. A cofounder of Gaia House, in Devon, England, she is a regular teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and at Spirit Rock in Woodacre, California. In addition, she leads retreats in Europe.

She is the coauthor (with Jack Kornfield) of Soul Food and the author of Quest of the Warrior Woman , Ways of Meditation , and Buddhist Path to Simplicity , as well as Silence and Woman Awake . She lives in Totnes, Devon, England.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Silence is golden, says Christina Feldman in Silence: How to Find Inner Peace in a Busy World; it is also elusive. In this attractive coffee table book, Feldman offers a history of silence; teaches readers how and why to cultivate it in their lives; and explores its spiritual "fruits," such as self-knowledge, inner peace and strength, serenity and fresh perspectives. The book is wonderfully designed, with more than 230 color photographs and some unusual design elements. The text, which draws heavily on Buddhism and meditation techniques, is also surprisingly substantive and reflective for a book of this format. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved