Practical Meditation for Beginners


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meditation for beginners

Practical Meditation for Beginners

by Benjamin W. Decker

The key to building a solid meditation practice is in the practice itself. From Zen and Vipassana to walking meditations and body scans, the simple practices outlined in Practical Meditation for Beginners make it easy to build an ongoing meditation routine that is best for you.

Written by experienced meditation teacher Benjamin Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners offers a clear 10-day program for learning 10 different meditation techniques―one for each day of the program. Newcomers and experienced meditators alike will enjoy the ease and variety presented in Practical Meditation for Beginners.

In the pages of Practical Meditation for Beginners you’ll find:

  • Logical chapter organization that sets a daily structure for building your meditation skill set

  • Step-by-step instructions to help you fully engage in each of the 10 techniques

  • Thoughtful writing prompts for recording daily insights in your Meditation Notebook

Accessible and effective, Practical Meditation for Beginners is a true how-to guide that will empower you to meditate with confidence right away.


“No one can give us a greater gift than to teach us how to meditate. Many will one day remember Ben Decker as having put their feet on a most joyous path.”―Marianne Williamson, 2020 Presidential Candidate & New York Times Bestselling author of 14 books, including A Return to Love and Tears to Triumph

“Pragmatic, thorough, and easy to read, this is a wonderful volume for those new to meditation practices. Ben Decker has captured the essence of what you need to get started on your mindfulness practice journey.”―Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness and Real Love

“This book will provide readers with both an excellent road map to begin―or to deepen―their practice, and a primer on the philosophy, spirituality, and neuroscience behind different meditations styles. It’s written with heart, devotion, and dedication, to make the ancient teachings available to contemporary meditation students. A wonderful read!”―Ronald Alexander Ph.D., author of Wise Mind, Open Mind and Executive Director of The Open Mind Training Institute