A family member has shown interest in meditation and wants my advice.

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Aduro T, modified 9 Years ago at 11/7/12 1:52 PM
Created 9 Years ago at 10/31/12 1:47 PM

A family member has shown interest in meditation and wants my advice.

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A family member wants my advice on meditation and Buddhism. She has basically no previous knowledge or experience except cultural assumptions about meditation. I don't anticipate her getting as absorbed in this stuff as a typical person on this site. She also has some health problems, like asthma.

I was planning to teacher her meditation on the breath and loving kindness meditation. And give her counsel when she needed it. And also recommend her a some reading material on meditation and a second book on Buddhism. Perhaps A Path with Heart or resources from Shinzen.org. These probably ought to be materials meant for someone who does not plan to meditate a large amount, but she may surprise me of course.

My questions are: Is there danger in someone such as myself, who is not an expert in meditation, giving meditation advice to a beginner. And what resources do you recommend.

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Alvaro MDF, modified 9 Years ago at 11/1/12 12:29 AM
Created 9 Years ago at 11/1/12 12:29 AM

RE: A family member has shown interest in meditation and wants my advice.

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Bhante Gunaratana's books are a great place to start. I recommend Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness.

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