A Comparison of Meditation Practices

Glenn Robert Erikson
  1. Akins, W. R. How To Meditate Without Attending A TM Class. New York: Crown, 1976.
  2. Alibrandi, Tom. The Meditation Handbook. Chatsworth, CA: Mayor Books, 1976.
  3. Barbour, Hugh. The Quakers. New York: Greenwood, 1988.
  4. Benson, Herbert. Your Maximum Mind. New York: Avon, 1987.
  5. Beyond the Relaxation Response. New York: Times Books, 1984.
  6. Bennett, L.G. Guirdjieff: A Very Great Enigma. New York: Samuel Weiser, 1973.
  7. Guirdjieff: Making a New World. New York: Harper & Row, 1973.
  8. Berstein, D. & Borkovec, T. Progressive Relaxation Training. Champaign, IL: Research Press, 1973.
  9. Besserman, Perle. Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism
  10. Bhajan, Yogi. The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan.
  11. Bloomfield, H., Cain, M., & Jaffe, D. TM: Discovering Inner Energy And Overcoming Stress. New York: Delacorte, 1975.
  12. Bly, Robert, Trans. The Kibir Book. Boston: Beacon, 1971.
  13. Brown, Joseph Epes. The Spiritual Legacy of American Indians. New York: Crossroads, 1982.
  14. Browness, Charles. The Practice Of Meditation. New York: Weatherby, 1971.
  15. Byles, Marie. Journey Into Burmese Silence. London: Allen & Unwin, 1962.
  16. Cameron, Charles, Ed. Who Is Guru Maharaj Ji? New York: Bantam, 1973.
  17. Campbell, Anthony. Seven States Of Consciousness. New York: Harper Row, 1974.
  18. Carter, Lewis. Charisma and Contol in Rajneeshpuram. NY, NY: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1990.
  19. Castaneda, Carlos. The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge. LA, UC Press, 1968.
  20. A Seperate Reality: Further Conversations with Don Juan. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1971.
  21. Journey to Ixtlan: the Lessons of Don Juan. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1972.
  22. Tales of Power. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1974.
  23. Dass, Ram. Journey of Awakening: A Meditator’s Guidebook. New York: Bantam, 1978.
  24. Davidson, R.W., Ed. Documents on Contemporary Dervish Communities. London: Hoopoe, 1967.
  25. Davis, Avram. Meditation: From The Heart of Judaism. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights, 1999.
  26. Deikman, Arthur. The Observing Self. Boston: Beacon, 1982.
  27. Dervish, H.M.B. Journeys with a Sufi Master. London: Octogon Press, 1982.
  28. Downton, James. Sacred Journeys: The Conversion Of Young Americans To Devine Light Mission. New York: Columbia University, 1979.
  29. Eccles, John. Evolution Of The Brain: Creation Of The Self. New York: Routledge, 1989-91.
  30. Eliade, Mircea: Trask, Willard, Trans. Shaminism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy. Bollingen Series 76. New York: Pantheon, 1964.
  31. Enomiya-Lassale, Hugo. The Practice Of Zen Meditation. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1987-90.
  32. Epstein, Perle (Besserman). Kabbalah, The Way Of The Jewish Mystic. Boston: Shambhala, 1988.
  33. Frank, Frederick. The Zen Of Seeing. New York: Knopf, 1973.
  34. Gandhi, Mohandas K. All Men Are Brothers. Ahmedabad, India: Navajivan Publishing House, 1960.
  35. Gandhi on Non-Violence. New York: New Directions, 1964.
  36. Ganss, George. The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius. Chicago: Loyolia, 1992.
  37. Gendlin, Eugene. Focusing. New York: Bantam, 1978.
  38. Goldstein, Joseph. The Experisnce Of Insight: A Natural Unfolding. Santa Cruz, CA: Unity Press, 1976.
  39. Goleman, Daniel. The Meditative Mind, The Varieties Of Meditative Experience. New York: Tarcher, 1977.
  40. Govinda, Anagarika. Creative Meditation and Multi-dimensional Consciousness. Wheaton, IL: Quest, 1984.
  41. Graham, Dom Aelred. Zen Catholicism. New York: Herder & Herder, 1974.
  42. Gregory, Peter. Traditions of Meditatiion In Chinese Buddhism. Honolulu: U. Of Hawaii Press, 1986
  43. Ed. Sudden and Gradual: Appriaches to Enlightenment in Chinese Thought. Honolulu: U. Of Hawaii Press, 1987.
  44. Griffith, Paul. Indian Buddist Meditation: Theory. Madison: U. Of Wisconson Press, 1983.
  45. Grof, Stanislav, M.D., with Bennett, Hal Zina, Ph. D. The Holotropic Mind. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1993.
  46. Guiley, Rosemary. Harper’s Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.
  47. Guirdjieff, G.I. Meetings with Remarkable Men. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1963.
  48. Halevi, Z’ev Benshimon. The Way Of Kabbalah. New York: Samuel Weiser, 1976.
  49. Harner, Michael, Ph. D. The Way of the Shaman. San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1990.
  50. Herrigel, Eugene. Zen In The Art Of Archery. New York: Random House, 1974.
  51. Hirai, Tomio. Zen And The Mind: Scientific Approach to Zen Practice. Toyko: Japan Pub., 1978.
  52. Hixon, Lex. Coming Home: The Experience Of Enlightenment In Sacred Traditions. Burdett, NY: Larson, 1995.
  53. Hoffman, Edward. Way of Splendor: Jewish Mysticism. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1981.
  54. Hopkins, Jeffrey. Tantra in Tibet: The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra. Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1977.
  55. Huang, J. and Wurmbrand, M. The Primordial Breath. Torrance, CA: Origional Books, 1980.
  56. Huntley, Frank. Bishop Joseph Hall And Protestant Meditation. Binghamton, NY: SUNY, 1981.
  57. Huxley, Aldous. The Doors Of Perception and Heaven And Hell. New York: Harper & Row, 1956.
  58. Hyams, Joe. Zen In The Martial Arts. New York: Bantam, 1979.
  59. Jacobson, E. Anxiety and Tension Control. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1964.
  60. Progressive Relaxation. Chicago, IL: Univsity Of Chicago Press, 1938.
  61. You Must Relax. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1934.
  62. James, William. The Varieties Of Religious Experience. New York: Macmillan, 1902.
  63. Johnston, William. Christian Zen. New York: Harper & Row, 1971.
  64. The Mysticism Of The Cloud Of Unknowing. Trabuco Canyon, CA: Source Books, 1967.
  65. Ed. The Cloud of Unknowing And The Book Of Privy Counseling. New York: Doubleday, 1973
  66. Joy, W. Brugh. Joy’s Way. Los Angeles: Tarcher, 1979.
  67. Jyotirmayananda, S. Meditate The Trantic Yoga Way. New York: Dutton, 1973.
  68. Kaltenmark, M. Lao Tzu and Taoism. Trans. Graves, R. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1979.
  69. Kanellakos, D. & Ferguson, P. The Psychobiology Of TM: An Annotated Bibliography. Los Angeles:
  70. Miu Press, 1973.
  71. Kaplan, Aryeh. Meditation And Kabbalah. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1982.
  72. Kapleau, Phillip. The Three Pillars of Zen. New York: Doubleday, 1965.
  73. Karma Chagme. A Spacious Path To Freedom: Practical Instructions On The Union Of Mahamudra And Atiyoga. Ithaca, New York: Snow Lion, 1998. Commentary by Gyatrul Rinpoche, Translated by B. Alan Wallace.
  74. Kelsey, Morton. The Other Side Of Silence: A Guide To Christian Meditation. New York: Paulist, 1976.
  75. Kempis, Thomas. The Imitation Of Christ. Translated by William Creasy. Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 1989.
  76. Khanna, Madhu. Yantra: The Tantric Symbol of Cosmic Unity. London: Thames and Hudson, 1979.
  77. Khariton, Ed. The Art Of Prayer, An Orthodox Anthology. London: Farber, 1966.
  78. Kongtrul, Jamgon. The Torch of Certainity. A Tibetian Buddhist meditation manual
  79. Krishna, Gopi. Kundalini, The Evolutionary Energy In Man. Boston: Shambhala, 1967.
  80. The Secret of Yoga. New York: Harper and Row, 1972.
  81. Krishnamurti, J. Commentaries On Living. London: P. Pauper Press, 1962.
  82. Krutch, Joseph, Ed. Thoreau: Walden And Other Writings. New York: Bantam, 1854-1989.
  83. Lawrence, Brother. Practice In The Presence Of God. Orleans MA: Paraccete Press, 1985.
  84. Lefort, Rafael. Teachers Of Gurdjieff. New York: Samuel Weiser, 1975.
  85. LeShan, Lawrence. How To Meditate, A Guide To Self Discovery. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1974.
  86. Levine, Stephen. A Gradual Awakening. New York: Anchor, 1979-89.
  87. Lindenberg, Wladimir. Meditation And Mankind: Practices In Prayer and Meditation Throughout The World. London: Rider, 1959.
  88. Lings, Martin. What Is Sufism? Berkeley: UC Press, 1975.
  89. Lodo, Lama. Bardo Teachings. San Francisco: KTD Publications, 1982.
  90. Loori, John Daido. The Eight Gates Of Zen. Mt. Tremper, NY: Dharma Communications, 1992.
  91. Lysebeth, Andre Von. Yoga Self Taught. New York: Harper & Row, 1968.
  92. Mahesh, Maharishi. Transcendental Meditation. New York: New American Library, 1963.
  93. Maspero, Henri. Taoism and Chinese Religion. Trans. Frank Kierman, Jr. Amherst: University of Mass. Press, 1981.
  94. Matt, Daniel. The Essential Kabbalah. New York: Harper Collins, 1996.
  95. May, Gerald. Open Way, A Meditation Handbook. New York: Paulist Press, 1977.
  96. Melton, J., & Moore, R. The Cult Experience: Responding to the New American Pluralism. New York: Pilgrim Press, 1982-86.
  97. Merrell-Wolff, Franklin. Transformations in Consciousness. Binghampton, NY: SUNY Press, 1995.
  98. Merton, Thomas. The Asian Journal. New York: New Directions, 1975.
  99. Contemplation In A World Of Action. Notre dame, IN: U. of Notre Dame Press, 1998.
  100. Contemplative Prayer. Garden City, NY: Image, 1971.
  101. New Seeds Of Contemplation. Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1961
  102. The Wisdom Of The Desert. Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1970.
  103. Milne, Hugh. The God That Failed. NY, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 1987.
  104. Mitchell, Stephen, Ed. The Enlightened Mind: An Anthology Of Sacred Prose. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.
  105. The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology Of Sacred Poetry. New York: HarperCollins, 1991-93.
  106. Muir, Charles & Caroline. Tantra, The Art Of Conscious Loving. San Francisco: Mercury House, 1989.
  107. Murcott, Susan. The First Buddhist Women. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, 1991.
  108. Naranjo, Claudis. On The Psychology Of Meditation. New York: Viking, 1974.
  109. Neihardt, John. Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux. New York: Pocket Books, 1972.
  110. Nisker, Wes. Crazy Wisdom. Berkeley, California: Ten Speed Press, 1990.
  111. Norbu, Namkhai. Dream Yoga And The Practice Of Natural Light. Edited by Michael Katz. Ithica, NY: Snow Lion, 1992.
  112. Nott, C. S. Teachings of Gurdjieff, A Pupil’s Journal. New York: Arkana, 1961.
  113. Orme-Johnson, D., & Farrow, J., Ed. Scientific Research On The Transcendental Meditation Program. Switzerland: Maharishi European Research KUniversity Press, 1976.
  114. Osborne, Arthur; Ed. The Teachings of Ramana Maharshi. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1962.
  115. Osho. The Everyday Meditator. Rutland, VT: 1993.
  116. Otto, Rudolph. Mysticism East & West. New York: Collier, 1962.
  117. Ouspensky, P.D. In Search of the Miraculous. New York: Harper & Row, 1949.
  118. Paramhansa, Yogananda. Autobiography Of A Yoga. Los Angeles: Self Realization, 1973.
  119. Perkins, John. PsychoNavigation, Techniques For Travel Beyond Time. Rochester, VT: Destiny Books, 1990.
  120. Perls, Frederick. Gestalt Therapy Verbatim. Highland, NY: Gestalt Journal, 1992.
  121. Prabhavananda, Swami & Isherwood, Christopher; Trans. How to Know God, The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali. New York: Penguin, 1969.
  122. The Song Of God: Bhagavad-Gita. New York: Penguin, 1954.
  123. Progoff, Ira. The Cloud of Unknowing.
  124. Rajneesh, Bhagwan Shree. Meditation: The Art Of Ecstacy.
  125. The Book of Secrets.
  126. From Sex to Super-Consciousness. Bombay, India: Jeevan Jagruti Kendra, 1973.
  127. Reps, Paul; Ed. Zen Flesh, Zen Bones. Garden City, NY: Anchor, 1935.
  128. Roberts, Bernadette. The Experience Of No-Self. Boston: Shambhala, 1982.
  129. Robbins, J., & Fisher, D. Tranquility Without Pills: All About Transcendental Meditation. New York: Bantam, 1975.
  130. Robinet, Isabelle. Taoist Meditation. Translated by J. Pas and N. Girardot. Albany, NY: SUNY, 1993.
  131. Rodegast, Pat & Stanton, Judith, Ed. Emmanuel’s Book. New York: Bantam, 1987.
  132. Rohe, Fred. The Zen Of Running. New York: Random House, 1974.
  133. Roth, Robert. TM: Transcendental Meditation. New York: Donald Fine, Inc., 1987.
  134. Russell, Peter. The TM Technique: A Skeptic’s Guide To The TM Program. Boston: Rutledge, 1977.
  135. Sanford, Agnes. The Healing Light. Plainfield, NJ:Logos International, 1972.
  136. Saso, Michael. The Teachings of Taoist Master Chuang. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1981.
  137. Schumacher, Stephan & Woerner, Gert; Ed. The Shambhala Dictionary Of Buddhism And Zen. Boston: Shambhala, 1991.
  138. Sekida, K. Zen Training: Methods And Philosophy. New York, Weatherhill, 1975.
  139. Serrano, Miguel. C.G. Jung And Herman Hesse: A Record Of Friendships. NY: Schooken Books, 1966.
  140. Shafii, Mohammad. Sufism, MeditationFreedom From The Self. New York: Human Sciences Press, 1985.
  141. Shah, Idries. Seeker After Truth, A Handbook. London: Octogon, 1982.
  142. The Way Of The Sufi. New York: Dutton, 1970.
  143. Sharfstein, Benami. Mystical Experience. New York: Bobbs Merrill, 1973.
  144. Shattook, E. An Experiment In Mindfullness. New York: Samuel Weiser, 1970.
  145. Silva, Jose. The Silva Mind Control Method. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1977.
  146. Silburn, Lilian. Kundalini: The Energy of the Depths. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1988.
  147. Sivananda, Sri Swami. Kundalini Yoga. Sivanandanagar, India: The Divine Life Society, 1971.
  148. Sobhana, M. The Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation: A Basic Buddhist Mindfulness Exercise. San Francisco: Unity Press, 1971.
  149. Pratical Insight Meditation. San Francisco: Unity Press, 1972.
  150. Stace, Walter. The Teachings Of The Mystics. New York: New American Library, 1960.
  151. Stoddart, William. Sufism, The Mystical Doctrines And Methods of Islam. New York: Paragon, 1986.
  152. Suzuki, Daisetz. Essays in Zen Buddhism. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1961.
  153. Suzuki, Shunryu. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. New York: Weatherhill, 1970.
  154. Tanahashi, Kazuaki, Ed. Moon in a Dewdrop, Writings of Zen Master Dogen. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1985.
  155. Thera, Nyanaponika. The Heart of Buddhist Meditation. New York: Samuel Weiser, 1970.
  156. Thurman, Robert A.F., Trans. The Tibetan Book Of The Dead: Liberation Through Understanding In The Between. New York: Bantam Books, 1994.
  157. Essential Tibetan Buddhism. Edison, New Jersey: Castle Books, 1995.
  158. Trix, Frances. Spiritual Discourses: Learning with an Ialamic Master. Philadelphia: Univ. of Penn. Press, 1993.
  159. Trungpa, Chogyam. Meditation In Action, Or The Myth Of Freedom. Berkeley, CA: Shamabhala, 1969.
  160. Shambhala, The Sacred Path Of The Warrior. Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 1984.
  161. Tucci, Giuseppe. The Religions Of Tibet. Berkeley: University Of California Press, 1980.
  162. Underhill, Evelyn. Mysticism. New York: Plume, 1961.
  163. Vivekanada, Swami. Karma Yoga And Bhakti Yoga. New York: Rama Krishna, 1973.
  164. Waley, A., Trans. The Way And Its Power: A Study Of The Tao Te Ching And Its Place In Chinese Thought. New York: Random House, 1958.
  165. Walker, K. A Study In Gurdjief’s Teaching. London: Cape, 1969.
  166. Walters, Clifton. The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works. New York: Penguin, 1978.
  167. Watts, Alan. This Is It, and Other Essays On Zen and Spiritual Experience. New York: Vintage, 1958.
  168. The Way Of Zen. New York: Pantheon, 1957.
  169. Webb, James. The Harmonious Circle: The Lives and Work of G.I. Guirdjieff, P.D. Ouspensky, and Their Followers. New York: Putman, 1980.
  170. Welch, H. and Seidel, A. Facets of Taoism. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1979.
  171. West, Michael. The Psychology of Meditation. Claredon, NY: Oxford, 1987.
  172. White, John. Everything You Wanted To Know About TM-Including How To Do It. New York: Pocket, 1976.
  173. Ed. Kundalini, Evolution and Enlightenment. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1974.
  174. The Highest State of Consciousness. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1972.
  175. What Is Enlightenment? Los Angeles: Tarcher, 1984.
  176. What is Meditation? Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1974.
  177. Wilbur, K., Engler, J., & Brown, D. Transformations Of Consciousmess. Boston: Shambhala, 1986.
  178. Willis, Janice. The Diamond Light of The Eastern Dawn, A Collection of Tibetian Buddhist Meditations. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1972.
  179. Wolpe, Jacob. Psychotherapy by Reciprocal Inhibition. Stanford, Stanfor Univ. Press, 1958.
  180. Wood, Ernest. Seven Schools Of Yoga. Wheaton, IL: Quest, 1988.
  181. Zen Dictionary. Rutland, VT: Tuttle, 1972.
  182. Yamaoka, Haruo. Meditation Gut Enlightenment, The Way Of Hara. So. San Francisco, CA: Heian, 1976.
A Comparison of Meditation Practices