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Meditation as a Way of Life
Philosophy and Practice
Alan L. Pritz
ISBN: 9780835609289
Book (Paperback)
Quest Books
6 x 9
288 pages
August 26, 2014
Awards: Winner of the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award!


"Alan Pritz has written one of the best meditation guides in years. Meditation As a Way of Life is clear, uncomplicated, inspiring, and straight from the heart of a true expert who's been there. The benefits of meditation are now known to be deeper than most people imagine. Don't deny yourself these advantages toward a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life. Highly recommended." --Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Words, Prayer Is Good Medicine, and Reinventing Medicine

"Alan Pritz serves as a knowledgeable and gentle guide for the journey known as the spiritual path. He has captured the essence of Yogananda's wisdom and woven it through his own experience to shine as a luminous beacon, so that all who read this book will benefit."
--Brian Luke Seaward, PhD, author of Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water and Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart
Among primers on meditation, this book is exceptional in how it guides readers who treasure inner growth and are looking for reliable direction on how to achieve it in an authentic and sustainable way. The author, a student of the Indian yogi Paramahansa Yogananda, distills the teachings of many other spiritual traditions and religions, including Christianity, into an interfaith perspective that will appeal to all seekers of the divine. Specific elements include the foundations of spiritual practice; the benefits of energy-building exercises, affirmations, and healthy lifestyle regimens; instructions in mantra practice and inner-sound meditation; techniques for effective prayer; and guidelines to measure inner practice. The book’s accessible narrative and universal themes make it enjoyable to read and life enhancing to apply.

Rev. Alan L. Pritz, an interfaith minister and spiritual disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, began consulting in 1988. He founded Awake-In-Life in 2008 to offer innovative lifestyle management, work/life balance, and performance enhancement seminars for business, healthcare, and educational organizations.

Rev. Pritz also developed and taught a workshop on spirituality in the workplace at the University St. Thomas Management Center. He has written a training component on this topic for the American Management Association, developed an integrative medicine training on Yoga, Meditation, and Spirituality for the University of St. Thomas Center for Medical Affairs, and has written numerous articles concerning related themes for Minnesota Physician, Employee Benefits News, Twin Cities Wellness, and The Edge. His work has been written about in journals including Business Ethics Magazine, Employee Benefits News, and Alternative & Complimentary Therapies. Photo credit: Dawn Vogel

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