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Selections from How to Meditate:

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Part Three

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Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

Lawrence LeShan

Lawrence LeShan, a clinical psychologist, has spent over thirty years working with cancer patients to promote healing and well-being.  He is also a pioneer in exploring the therapeutic uses of meditation.

Dr. LeShan has developed a profoundly new approach to psychotherapy which focuses on assisting an individual (often a cancer patient) to find a source of joy and meaning in his life, rather than focusing on neuroses.  The question to ask, says Dr. LeShan, is not "what is wrong with me?" but "what is right within me?  What brings me joy and a sense of purpose in my life?"

How to Meditate

How to Meditate (review or buy) is one of the simplest, most straightforward books on mediation.  Dr. LeShan takes the approach that mediation is not mysterious; nor is one form of meditation ideal for everyone.  In his book, Dr. LeShan outlines a variety of meditation techniques, and encourages the reader to bring meditation into his or her life.

Cancer as a Turning Point

Cancer as a Turning Point (review or buy) is an excellent handbook for cancer patients, their families, and therapists.   Dr. LeShan promotes a new approach to therapy, which has met with profound success during his thirty years of counseling individuals with cancer.  His methods focus on restoring a sense of joy and fulfillment in people's lives, which can thus strengthen their immune systems and support the healing process.