Start Here Now by Susan Piver
If you want to meditate but have no idea where to start, this book by best-selling author and Buddhist teacher Susan Piver will help you: it contains everything you need to know to start a meditation practice and, even more importantly, to continue one. It defines what meditation is (and what it is not), offers tips for making the practice a part of your life, dispels the most common misconceptions, describes the obstacles we all face and how to navigate them, and addresses the most frequently asked questions. Piver gives a concise overview of the various popular styles of Buddhist meditation and offers suggestions on how to explore them further. Most important, this book contains specific, concrete steps for beginning your own meditation practice in a stress-free, dogma-free, jargon-free way.