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The Attention Revolution

Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind
Narrated by: Tom Pile
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
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Meditation offers, in addition to its many other benefits, a method for achieving previously inconceivable levels of concentration. Author B. Alan Wallace has nearly 30 years' practice in attention-enhancing meditation, including a retreat he performed under the guidance of the Dalai Lama. An active participant in the much-publicized dialogues between Buddhists and scientists, Alan is uniquely qualified to speak intelligently to both camps, and The Attention Revolution is the definitive presentation of his knowledge.

Beginning by pointing out the ill effects that follow from our inability to focus, Wallace moves on to explore a systematic path of meditation to deepen our capacity for deep concentration. The result is an exciting, rewarding "expedition of the mind", tracing everything from the confusion at the bottom of the trail to the extraordinary clarity and power that come with making it to the top. Along the way, the author also provides interludes and complementary practices for cultivating love, compassion, and clarity in our waking and dreaming lives.

Attention is the key that makes personal change possible, and the good news is that it can be trained. This book shows how.

©2006 B. Alan Wallace (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • 13-05-2016

Clear, Concise and Invaluable

Invaluable to understanding meditative benefits, why to meditate and clear, concise instruction on how to practise Shamatha Meditation.

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  • Javier
  • 23-02-2017

Best book I've read on meditation

Meditation explained in a progressive manner.
Great clarification of the finer points of meditation. Also the narrator is one of the best I've heard. Highly recommended

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  • J.J. Kilroy
  • 30-01-2019

Treat your ADHD and be a focused person

Outstanding guide for practicing focusing your mind. At the very end, there was some mystical content that is left over from tradition (so 4 stars) , but most of the book is secular with its feet on the ground. My practice of these techniques seems directly correlated with my own improved focus, clarity, mood, resilience, creativity, compassion (maybe), joy, and professional performance as an IT consultant (I make more money). I believe that Shimanta practice cured my lifelong depression. After 30 years of depression; starting in my teens, I haven’t been seriously depressed for 7 years. I intend to regularly re-read this book.

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  • Matthew
  • 15-06-2019

Good book; lacks a little

This book was very good, though it lacks a little with regard to its idealism. It also doesn't show clearly how to achieve all of the stages of Samatha, as it just says that most people won't achieve it. I know it's a little idealistic to expect everyone to be able to achieve this state of mind, but it'd be better to have more actionable steps for laymen (like me) to achieve some degree of mental clarity. Other than that, I thought the book was very clear and provided decent meditation instructions. I like the subject matter, as well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-05-2019

Magnificent

Useful, clear and straight to the point. Summarizes meditation in simple steps. Very thorough though but without dragging or dwelling on the ideas.

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  • Kim
  • 24-04-2019

Great guide for the meditation practitioner

This is the best book I’ve read explaining the path to reach Samatha. It’s full of wisdom and clarity. I fully recommend it to all meditators, beginners and seasoned alike.

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  • KIM KYUNG HOON
  • 01-12-2018

It's too difficult for me.

I think it this book is a bit theoretical not practical. Many philosophical words used.
Anyway it's difficult for me. hard to read.