Meditation in the iGeneration

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Meditation in the iGeneration offers everything you need to know to start meditating. It tells you exactly what meditation is, dispels the myths of what it is not, and shows you how to find lasting peace and happiness through this miraculous practice. With warmth and gentle humor, this book on meditation provides instruction that anyone can do. Written by a teacher with forty years of experience, Meditation in the iGeneration offers priceless tips on:

What meditation is and is not

How to get started and keep it going

Making meditation part of your life

Avoiding common traps and challenges

Meditation is sweeping the globe, and causing a sensation in the scientific community. Thousands of studies are proving its benefits. What are those benefits, and why the explosive growth? How can meditation change your life? We are in the midst of a meditation revolution. Learn why, and how meditation can literally save your life.

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This is a 24 minute, step-by-step audio instruction for mindfulness meditation presented by Andrew. This form of meditation is very accessible, non-religious and can be learned by people of all ages. Find a quiet spot to listen and he will take you through this commonsense approach to meditation which covers the essential body, breath and mind aspects of the practice. This user friendly audio instruction will give you the basic tools to begin your own meditation practice.

"The test of meditation isn’t meditation.
It’s your life."
- Meditation Teacher Norman Fischer

Endorsements

rose taylor goldfield“Holecek is a rare author who combines enthusiasm, deep knowledge, humility, and humor. This book is easy to understand, and its down-to-earth and practical approach will help you negotiate the difficulties and distractions that arise along the path of meditation. It is a perfect book both for those new to meditation and those hoping to deepen their current practice.”
Rose Taylor Goldfield, Author of Training the Wisdom Body: Buddhist Yogic Exercise


eliza namgyel“Meditation grows increasingly important as we struggle to find sanity in this fast-paced, stress-fill world. Holecek clarifies the purpose of meditation, dispelling – head on – the many cultural and personal assumptions we may have about it. A personal, encouraging, intelligent and fun read!”
Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, Author of The Power of an Open Question


JohnWelwood1The difficulties of meditation can easily lead to feelings of frustration and inadequacy, as well as self-judgment and self-recrimination. Andrew Holecek addresses such challenges head-on, presenting a very helpful approach to meditation based on love, gentleness, and self-compassion. Reading this book is like having a friendly meditation coach who helps you through the rough spots and encourages you to work creatively with the challenges everyone encounters when embarking on this difficult but essential undertaking.”
John Welwood, Author of Toward a Psychology of Awakening


irinirockwellFinally! A book on meditation that just says it like it is. There is no religious overlay and no jargon that puts off the reader. After an introduction describing the agonizing current state of the iGeneration, Andrew Holecek shows us the many facets of meditation in an accessible format. Sentence after sentence he delves into the immediacy of what it is like to be confused and then shows us how we can find happiness and love through the practice of meditation. Meditation seems outwardly simple but the ramifications of “just sitting” are expressed in a detailed and heartfelt way. This is a book you could give anyone.”
Irini Rockwell, Author of The Five Wisdom Energies, A Buddhist Understanding of Personalities, Emotions and Relationships and Natural Brilliance

"Learning to meditate is the greatest gift
you can give yourself in this life."
-Sogyal Rinpoche

Meditation Blog

What Meditation Is Not

What Meditation Is Not

While it’s important to understand what meditation is, it’s just as important to understand what meditation is not. There is so much confusion. Here are 6 myths of meditation: First and foremost, meditation is not about getting rid of thoughts. Trying to get rid of thoughts will only drive you crazy. Thoughts are not a […]

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Why I Wrote Meditation in the iGeneration

Why I Wrote Meditation in the iGeneration

Meditation in the iGeneration; How to Meditate in a World of Speed and Stress, is a book written for people like you and me. I wrote it because, just like you, I’m trying to manage the demands of modern life. We’re really very similar. We may have different story lines, but we’re much more alike […]

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Welcome to our meditation website MeditationintheiGeneration.com!

Welcome to our meditation website MeditationintheiGeneration.com!

Well before I started writing Meditation in the iGeneration, I thought about an interactive meditation website designed to support meditators. So many people are starting to meditate, and many of them live in areas where meditation instructors are not available. While you can learn a great deal from books, just like with any other discipline, […]

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“Meditation speaks. It speaks in silence."
- Sri Chinmoy

Meditation Resources

Meditation Resources from the Book and Beyond

Helpful resources, starting with those in the book, to aid in your mediation journey. Everything from online meditation courses, meditation teaching organizations, sources of research on mediation, where to order meditation supplies, even a look at the new meditation apps.  Let us know when you find one and we’ll add it.

Meditation in the News

Explore more about Meditation! Here are links to articles around the web featuring mindfulness and meditation.  And not just from meditation or spiritual publications.  Media as diverse as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Guardian, ABC News, Business Week and many more are reporting on the many benefits of meditation in a variety of lifestyles.  Send us articles that you find of interest and we will add them to these mediation resources.

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Bibliography and Recommended Reading

Here you will find the sources of inspiration I used in writing Meditation in the iGeneration (bibliography, page 183), as well as some book titles that I would highly recommend.

"Let come what comes, let go what goes.
See what remains." - Ramana Maharshi

About the Author

Andrew Holocek Meditation in the iGeneration AuthorAndrew Holecek is a leading expert in meditation and teaches it worldwide. He has been meditating since 1974 and is a sanctioned instructor with over twenty years experience. His work has appeared in Parabola, Light of Consciousness, Utne Reader, Tricycle, Shambhala Sun, Buddhadharma, and a number of other publications. In addition to Meditation in the iGeneration, he is the author of The Power and the Pain; Transforming Spiritual Hardship into Joy, Preparing to Die; Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, and the audio learning course Dream Yoga; The Tibetan Path of Awakening Through Lucid Dreaming.

Andrew Holecek Global Dental Relief

He is the co-founder of the non-profit Global Dental Relief and has traveled to developing countries for the past fifteen years to provide free care to impoverished children. Andrew is a concert level classical pianist with degrees in music and physics. He lives in Lafayette, Colorado.


Interested in Reviewing the Book?

Meditation is reaching beyond the bounds of spirituality into business, health and fitness, education, therapy, and stress management, to name a few.  If you are a journalist, producer, writer, blogger or influencer in any of these areas, we would appreciate a review of the book.  Andrew can also be available for interviews, by phone or online.  We look forward to your interest.

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“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life,
live in the moment, live in the breath.”
- Amit Ray

Contact Us

Thank you for stopping by. We hope that Meditation in the iGeneration will help you make meditation a part of your life. As you embark on this journey we want to be there with you. So contact us and give us your info and we will keep you informed. Additionally, visit this site often, we have tools and resources and news updates to assist you. We plan on adding online meditation courses and perhaps one-on-one instruction with leading instructors. Not to mention the second book to complement this book and aid in your learning. We will let you know!

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