This week we’re giving away a short book by Paramananda, the second in the Art of Meditation series. It’s called The Body, and it will be available to download free here until 6 July. Paramananda’s approach to meditation enables a kind and grounded experience of the body in its physical sensations and its imaginal feel. He has been working with embodied approaches in practice for a long time, and this embodiment includes being part of and belonging to the world. The book is beautifully written – you can expect a poetic sensibility. And its exercises offer pointers on how to play, investigate, and become simpler and richer in your relation to experience. Reading it again this week, I’ve found what he offers on abdominal breathing, posture, relaxation, aliveness and stability a great resource for calm, connection and courage. If you would like to explore meditating with this emphasis on embodiment you can do online meditation with him on Thursday evenings at the West London Buddhist Centre. As part of his most recent book The Myth of Meditation, he recorded led meditations that you can access here. Please consider giving a donation for the use of this audio if you can.