Meditation: The Busy Person’s Guide to Cultivating Compassion and Positive Mind States

Iowa State University
(1 customer review)

Meditation: The Busy Person’s Guide to Cultivating Compassion and Positive Mind States

Iowa State University
(1 customer review)

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Are you curious about meditation but feel like you don’t have time to practice it? Have you tried meditating once or twice but worried that you weren’t “doing it right”?

The good news is that anyone can reap the rewards of meditation in as little as five minutes per day, and there’s no wrong way to do it. In this audio course, award-winning psychology professor and Zen monk Douglas Cheolsoeng Gentile helps you “learn by doing,” guiding you in meditation practices designed to make you happier and wiser. An expert on the intersection of

Audio Sample:

Are you curious about meditation but feel like you don’t have time to practice it? Have you tried meditating once or twice but worried that you weren’t “doing it right”?

The good news is that anyone can reap the rewards of meditation in as little as five minutes per day, and there’s no wrong way to do it. In this audio course, award-winning psychology professor and Zen monk Douglas Cheolsoeng Gentile helps you “learn by doing,” guiding you in meditation practices designed to make you happier and wiser. An expert on the intersection of Buddhist philosophy and Western psychological science, he helps you replace unhelpful habits with positive patterns of thoughts and emotions.

Dr. Gentile debunks common myths about meditation and explores meditation techniques that can help you break out of negative patterns and habits. Throughout the course, he walks you through practices focused on three integral concepts of meditation:

  1. Mindfulness. Explore dimensions of mindfulness such as breath, feeling, functions of thought, space of mind, and awareness.
  2. Compassion. Cultivate self-compassion and “loving-kindness” toward those around you.
  3. Familiarization and Cultivation. Learn a new approach to overcoming negativity through joy, spaciousness, the Buddhist practice of Tonglen, and other effective tools.

Whether you wish to understand the philosophy behind meditation, to integrate meditation into your daily schedule, or to be more open to your life and relationships, you will find Dr. Gentile’s lectures captivating and enriching.

 Learn about downloadable programs.

$159.95

  • The Seven Myths about Meditation
  • Beyond Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness of Feeling
  • The Functions of Thoughts
  • The Space of Mind
  • Awareness
  • Why Compassion?
  • Self-Compassion
  • Loving-Kindness Meditation, Part 1
  • Loving-Kindness Meditation, Part 2
  • Near and Far Enemies
  • Joy and the Value of Positive Emotions
  • Spaciousness and Tonglen, Part 1
  • Tonglen, Part 2
  • RAIN
  • Achieving Lasting Happiness

Douglas A. Gentile, Ph.D., is an award-winning educator, research scientist, and author. Prof. Gentile conducts research on the media’s impact on children and adults. Named one of America’s best 300 professors by the Princeton Review, he is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.

 In addition, he is a meditation teacher, a Buddhist monk and Dharma holder in the Five Mountain Zen Order.  With decades of scientific research and training in several styles of Buddhism, he has a dual expertise in Western psychological science and Eastern philosophy. 

Dr. Gentile’s work has appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition, the BBC World Service, CNN, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The New York Times, and hundreds of other media outlets.  Holding a Ph.D. in child psychology from the University of Minnesota and a M.Div. from Buddha Dharma University, Dr. Gentile is the author or editor of several books and well over 100 peer-reviewed scientific studies.

Praise for Douglas Gentile

“Dr. Gentile is an exceptional scholar, teacher, and mentor… His research is exceptional and has broad public policy implications.” – Ed Donnerstein, Dean Emeritus, University of Arizona

 “Dr. Doug Gentile combines top-notch science with down-to-earth applications.” – David Walsh, psychologist, author, and speaker

 “Professor Doug Gentile is one of the top scholars in the world on media and kids. He has researched this topic for decades, and his work is highly cited by other scholars. Professor Gentile’s research not only advances science on this topic; it also helps policymakers, pediatricians, and parents make more informed decisions.” ­– Brad J. Bushman, Professor of Communication and Psychology, Ohio State University

“Prof. Gentile is among the leading scholars worldwide in the field of media effects on children and youth. His work on the effects of violent media and on the addictive potential of excessive media use has filled important gaps in our understanding of the potentially harmful effects of media use. ­– Barbara Krahé, Professor of Psychology, University of Potsdam

 “Dr. Douglas Gentile is truly a leader in the field of media and children. He is an excellent scholar and has given hundreds of parents real tools to help understand and manage their children’s media use.”  ­– Sarah M. Coyne, Associate Professor, Brigham Young University

 “Professor Gentile is one of the handful of most knowledgeable experts in the country on children and media. He’s also, not coincidentally, one of the leading researchers. I’d take his word for effects of media on kids anytime.” – Vic Strasburger, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus, University of New Mexico School of Medicine

1 review for Meditation: The Busy Person’s Guide to Cultivating Compassion and Positive Mind States

  1. levelyngentile

    Dr. Gentile does a great job introducing difficult topics in an easy-to-follow way, and his voice is very soothing and engaging. I found a lot of these topics very helpful in my day-to-day life, and would recommend this course to anyone curious about self-love, meditation, or self-improvement!

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