This book is an 8 week program on meditation for beginners. Every day you meditate for just 8 minutes a day. I am on week 4 and so far it has been a very good program. Each week the book teaches you a different meditation technique. I have found that meditating for just 8 minutes a day forces me to concentrate on my meditation more. Although I have tried some Zen meditation in the past, the techniques I am learning in this book seem give me better direction on how to meditate better. I highly recommend it.
In light of the research on heart disease and depression showing the benefits of meditation I thought I could try this. Meditation was a very abstract concept to me. I thought it was something that certain religions did. I didn't realize it was a non denominational way of totally tuning out and tuning in. It opens your mind, hightens your senses and affects you in ways that sneak up on you. Your mood, focus, stress level, and senses change. You learn to see things differently and feel solid. Thanks Mr. Davich.