This book represents the distillation of Larry Rosenbergs more than
forty years of teaching. Drawing on the various Buddhist traditions in
which he has practiced, he describes three subtly different but
complementary forms of meditation practice: (1) breath awareness, (2)
breath as anchor, and (3) choiceless awareness.
Having the three
methods in ones repertoire gives one meditation resources for any life
situation. In a time of stress, for example, one might use breath
awareness exclusively. Or on an extended retreat, one might find
choiceless awareness more appropriate. The three-step method has been
taught to Larrys students at the Cambridge Meditation Center in
Cambridge, Massachusetts, for many years.
After teaching the
three-step method, Larry goes on to show how to bring the awareness
gained in meditation to the world off the cushion, into relationships
and into all areas of daily life.