Awakening Through the Nine Bodies: Exploring Levels of Consciousness in Meditation

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Price
$28.95  $26.92
Publisher
North Atlantic Books
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
7.4 X 10.1 X 0.6 inches | 1.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781623171902

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About the Author
Phillip Moffitt is a Buddhist meditation teacher and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has served as co-guiding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center since 2010 and leads meditation retreats throughout the United States. His teacher, the Venerable Ajahn Sumedho, inspired his book on the Four Noble Truths, Dancing with Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering (Rodale, 2008).

Prior to immersing himself in the study of Theravadan Buddhism, Moffitt spent over ten years studying and practicing yoga with teachers in the Sivananda and Iyengar traditions. He has written numerous articles for both Buddhist and yoga magazines and journals.

In addition to teaching meditation, Moffitt is the president of Life Balance Institute, which he founded in 1995. In his work at the institute, he trains individuals and groups in the principles of values-based leadership and living with an emphasis on how to skillfully make major transitions. His book, Emotional Chaos to Clarity (Penguin, 2012), presents many of the principles that he uses in Life Balance work.

Before becoming a meditation teacher and founding Life Balance Institute, Moffitt was editor-in-chief and CEO of Esquire and led the successful turnaround of the magazine in the 1980s.
Reviews
"In this remarkable book, Phillip Moffitt presents a subtle and original description of the many layers of human consciousness, leading to the depths of liberating realization. Moffitt's understanding is relevant for students from both yogic and Buddhist backgrounds."
--Guy Armstrong, author of Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators

"How can we map the inner terrain of consciousness, locate ourselves within it, and even choose to travel in different dimensions to discover ever more subtle qualities of existence? Awakening through the Nine Bodies directly addresses these perennial queries. I will be enjoying this book for years to come and highly recommend it to all those seeking true inner freedom."
--Sarah Powers, cofounder of the Insight Yoga Institute and author of Insight Yoga

"This beautiful book offers subtle and vast teachings on the mystery of the body and mind--combined with paintings by an Indian master that evoke deepening states of meditative awareness."
--Jack Kornfield, author of No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are

"Awakening through the Nine Bodies is at once a vivid map connecting the vast territories of consciousness, a practical guide that can immediately be put to liberating use, the tale of a unique spiritual apprenticeship, transmission of a precious lineage that otherwise might be lost, a bridge between various yogic and Buddhist models, and an invigorating call to awaken."
--Chip Hartranft, author of The Yoga-Sutra of Patañjali: A New Translation with Commentary