Meditation Practices Across the Globe and their Beneficial Effects

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One can divide this book into four broad sections: The first section (chapter 1) consists of ‘Introduction’; the second section is the longest section that consists of 23 chapters (chapters 2-24). This section covers ‘Religion-Based Meditation Practices in the World’ in 23 well-known and not so-well-known religions across the globe. The religions included for meditation practices in this section are: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Murāqabah, Christianity, Bábism, Baha’I Faith, Taoism, Judaism, Confucianism, Shinto, Druze, Mandaeism, Zoroastrianism, Yazdanism, Paganism, Animism, Totemism, Shamanism, Gnosticism, Rastafarianism, and Tenrikyo. The third section consisting of 13 chapters (chapters 25-37) covers ‘Secular Meditation Practices in the World’. These meditation practices are: Chakra-Meditation, Transcendental Meditation (TM), Humming-Bee (Bhramari)/Throat-Friction Meditation, Guided-Meditation, Pranayama and other Breath-Based Meditation Practices, Pyramid Meditation, Walking Meditation, Labyrinth Walking Meditation, Standing Meditation, Positive Affirmations Meditation, Binaural-Beats-Based Mediation, Trataka Meditation, and Shoonya Meditation. The last and the fourth section describes some of the ‘Research on the Beneficial Effects of Meditation Practices’. This is described in Chapter 38, which is on the Research-supported physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual effects of various meditation practices described in this book.

The author sincerely believes that a book of this nature covering diversified types of meditation practices will appeal to the global readership and will go a long way in providing a comprehensive information in a single book.

About the Author: Born in June 1948, Prof. (Dr.) Jai Paul Dudeja has been in regular employment as a Scientist, Professor, Dean, Director, Principal and a Senior Administrator in various educational institutions, universities, laboratories, public and private organizations. He superannuated as a Senior Scientist in May 2008 from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Government of India. After DRDO, he served for more than 11 years, till his last posting was as a Director at Amity University Gurgaon, from where he retired in Nov 2019.

Till date, Dr. Dudeja has published/presented about 90 research papers in various national and international journals/conferences. Out of these, 21 research papers are on spirituality and consciousness etc. Besides this, he has authored/published following seven books on spirituality:
1. Gayatri Mantra: A GPS to Enlightenment,
2. Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra: An Invincible Armour for Conquering Death,
3. Ajapa-Japa Sohum-Humsa Mantra: An Eternal Mantra for Inner Consciousness,
4. The Third Eye: A Spiritual Laser for Stimulating Inner Awakening,
5. Quantum Physics of Consciousness and Non-Duality In Eastern Philosophy,
6. Quantum Science of Love, Healing, Happiness, and Spirituality in Ancient Wisdom,
7. Chakras Healing and Kundalini Awakening by Yogic Techniques (in Press).

Dr. Dudeja has delivered many invited lectures in international conferences on Spirituality in India and abroad.


  • Hardcover: 582 pages
  • Publisher: White Falcon Publishing; 1 edition (2021)
  • Author: Prof. (Dr.) Jai Paul Dudeja
  • ISBN-13: 9781636403397
  • Product Dimensions:  7 x 1 x 10 Inch

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