Commit to Sit

Price: $26.95

AUTHOR:  Oliver Joan Duncan   

TITLE:  Commit to Sit: Tools for Cultivating a Meditation Practice from the


YEAR:  June 2009

ISBN:  9781401921750


For centuries meditation has been used as a vehicle for finding inner happiness and a more compassionate approach to life.  In this introduction to the art of meditation, Tricycle-the country's most widely read Buddhist magazine-brings together some of the foremost voices in contemporary Buddhism.

Commit to Sit introduces new meditators to a wide range of meditative techniques to help them establish a daily practice.  Discover the crucial role the body plays in meditation, and receive guidance on managing issues that arise, from finding a comfortable sitting position to sustaining motivation.  This thoughtful guide to practice will help meditators at any level deepen their understanding of themselves and the world.

Contributors include:

  • Pema Chodron
  • Bhante Gunaratana
  • Christina Feldman
  • Lama Surya Das
  • S.N. Goenka
  • Matthieu Ricard
  • Sharon Salzberg
  • Reginald Ray
  • Pat Enkyo O'Hara
  • Joseph Goldstein
  • Wes Nisker
  • Thubten Chodron
  • Sylvia Boorstein
  • Cyndi Lee
  • Sayadaw U Tejaniya
  • Martine Batchelor
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Michael Carroll

Launched in 1991, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review is the most inclusive and widely read vehicle for perspectives to a Western audience.  By remaining unaffiliated with any one teacher, sect, or lineage, Tricycle provides an independent forum for exploring Buddhist teachings and practices, bringing Buddhist thinking to Western disciplines, and establishing a dialogue between Buddhism and the broader culture.  This approach has enabled the magazine to attract readers from all walks of life who wish to enrich their lives through a deeper knowledge of Buddhist traditions/

Joan Duncan Oliver, reviews editor of Tricycle, is the author of four books.