Dr. Diamond’s Books on Meditation

Two ground-breaking books: The Diamond Color Meditation and Stillpoints.
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“Hakuin Ekaku: Meditation in the Midst”

Hakuin Ekaku, the great Zen master made his life statement with his final piece of calligraphy: “a giant character for ‘midst,’ with the inscription, ‘Meditation in the MIDST of action is a billion times superior to meditation in stillness.’”*

Action Meditation: the Soul at work.


* Ed. Sushila Blackman, Graceful Exits (New York: Weatherhill, 1997), p.

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“Action Meditation: Surrendered to Spirit”

Meditation is, so I am led to believe, a surrender to Spirit. (And I also believe that it is Spirit that effects the surrender.)
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“Music is Healing – and Healing is Music”

Every day in my meditation, I place my hands over my thymus and pray:                         Help me                         to help You                         to heal.
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“Self-Analysis vs. Meditation”

It seems to me that the tragedy of Freud is that knowing his deep inner shall I say despair he chose what he called self-analysis rather than meditation: to find out what and why rather than Who?
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“My Evening Meditation”

Every evening I meditate on what needs to be looked at tomorrow.
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“The Problem with the Lotus Posture”

The lotus posture long has puzzled me. For I find nearly everyone when examined in this position to be in a very negative state.
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“Thanking – As Guided”

Every day at the end of my meditation I sing: Thank you, thank you, thank you, you all.
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Audio Lecture: Why Meditate?

Meditation, argues Diamond, is a natural instinct, and so the act of meditating, like that of eating, crawling, suckling etc., is simply the fulfillment of that instinct.
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“Zazen for Two”

What if the Zen master meditated holding his wife? Would it be more difficult to go inside himself?
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