Living Dharma: Teachings and Meditation Instructions from Twelve Theravada Masters

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Shambhala #ad - These renowned teachers offer a rich variety of meditation techniques: the practices include traditional instructions for dissolving the solid sense of self, for realizing Nirvana, for awakening insight, and for cultivating compassion for all beings. In this book, jack kornfield presents the heart of Buddhist practice as taught by twelve highly respected masters from Southeast Asia.

The teachings in this volume are from achaan chaa, sunlun sayadaw, achaan Naeb, Mogok Sayadaw, Mohnyin Sayadaw, Achaan Maha Boowa, Achaan Dhammadaro, U Ba Khin, Tuangpulu Sayadaw, Achaan Buddhadasa, Mahasi Sayadaw, and Achaan Jumnien. Jack kornfield’s first three chapters give an overview of Buddhist philosophy and, specifically, Thailand, the meditation practices of Burma, and Laos.

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A Still Forest Pool: The Insight Meditation of Achaan Chah Quest Book

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Quest Books #ad - Achaan chah’s humble words, wonderment, awaken the spirit of inquiry, compiled by two Westerners who are former ordained monks, understanding, and deep inner peace. Attachment, according to Achaan Chah, causes all suffering. Understanding the impermanent, insecure, and selfless nature of life is the message he offers for human happiness and realization.

To vividly grasp the meaning of attachment leads us to a new place of practice – the path of balance, the Middle Path. Achaan chah spent many years walking and meditating in the forest monastery of Wat Ba Pong, engaging in the uncomplicated and disciplined Buddhist practice called dhudanga. A still forest pool reflects the quiet, intensive, and joyous practice of the forest monks of Thailand.

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The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology

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Bantam #ad - In the wise heart, comprehensive,  celebrated author and psychologist Jack Kornfield offers the most accessible, and illuminating guide to Buddhist psychology ever published in the West. A guide to the transformative power of Buddhist psychology—for meditators and mental health professionals, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

You have within you unlimited capacities for extraordinary love, for joy, for communion with life, and for unshakable freedom—and here is how to awaken them. Here is a vision of radiant human dignity, a journey to the highest expression of human possibility—and a practical path for realizing it in our own lives.

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Teachings of the Buddha

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Shambhala #ad - The book also includes traditional instruction on how to practice sitting meditation, cultivate calm awareness, and live with compassion. This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese sources. Among the selections are some of the earliest recorded sayings of the Buddha on the practice of freedom, passages from later Indian scriptures on the perfection of wisdom, verses from Tibetan masters on the enlightened mind, and songs in praise of meditation by Zen teachers.

Jack kornfield, one of the most respected American Buddhist teachers, has compiled these teachings to impart the essence and inspiration of Buddhism to readers of all spiritual traditions.

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Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation Shambhala Classics

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Shambhala #ad - Among the topics covered are:   •  the hindrances to meditation—ranging from doubt and fear to painful knees—and skillful means of overcoming them   •  How compassion can arise in response to the suffering we see in our own lives and in the world   •  How to integrate a life of responsible action and service with a meditative life based on nonattachmentUseful exercises are presented alongside the teachings to help readers deepen their understanding of the subjects.

. For those already treading the path, as well as those just starting out, this book will be a welcome companion along the way. The path of insight meditation is a journey of understanding our bodies, and our lives, our minds, of seeing clearly the true nature of experience. The authors guide the reader in developing the openness and compassion that are at the heart of this spiritual practice.

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation Shambhala Classics #ad - In seeking the heart of wisdom Goldstein and Kornfield present the central teachings and practices of insight meditation in a clear and personal language.

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Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation Shambhala Classics

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Shambhala #ad - Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are immediately within our grasp—literally as close to us as our own breath. In this book, larry Rosenberg brings this timeless meditation method to life. This is the 2, 500-year-old good news contained in the Anapanasati Sutra, the Buddha's teaching on cultivating both tranquility and deep insight through full awareness of breathing.

Using the insights gained from his many years of practice and teaching, he makes insight meditation practice accessible to modern practitioners.

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Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are

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Shambhala #ad - Jack kornfield, one of america's most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than forty years of committed study and practice. Topics include:   • how to cultivate loving-kindness, joy, compassion, and equanimity   • conscious parenting   • Spirituality and sexuality   • The way of forgiveness   • Committing ourselves to healing the suffering in the worldBringing Home the Dharma includes simple meditation practices for awakening our buddha nature—our wise and understanding heart—amid the ups and downs of our ordinary daily lives.

. Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don't need to move to an ashram or monastery.

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Mindfulness of Breathing

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Windhorse Publications #ad - The book is accompanied with freely downloadable audio files offering guided and progressive meditation instructions from the author. This is an authoritative, practice-orientated elucidation of a foundational Buddhist text, useful to meditators whatever their tradition or background. His aim is to inspire all practitioners to use what he has found helpful to build their own practice and become self-reliant.

Buddhist scholar and teacher bhikkhu Anālayo explores the practice of mindfulness of breathing in the sixteen steps of the Ānāpānasati Sutta. The remaining chapters contain his translations of extracts from the early Chinese canon. In the first six chapters anālayo presents practical instructions comparable to his Satipatthāna Meditation: A Practice Guide.

Mindfulness of Breathing #ad - . With his accompanying commentary, these help the practitioner appreciate the early Buddhist perspective on the breath and the practice of mindfulness of breathing. Anālayo presents his understanding of these early teachings, arising from his own meditation practice and teaching experience.

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Manual of Insight

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Wisdom Publications #ad - The most comprehensive manual of the practice of insight meditation vipassana, written by one of its foremost 20th century proponents, is translated into English for the first time. Manual of insight is the magnum opus of mahasi Sayadaw, one of the originators of the “vipassana movement” that has swept through the Buddhist world over the last hundred years.

Authored by the master who brought insight meditation to the West and whose students include Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, and Sharon Salzberg,  Manual of Insight is a veritable Bible for any practitioner of vipassana.  . It culminates with an in-depth exploration of the various types of insight and spiritual fruits that the practice yields.

Manual of Insight #ad - The manual presents a comprehensive overview of the practice of insight meditation, including the foundational aspects of ethical self-discipline, understanding the philosophical framework for the practice, and developing basic concentration and mindfulness.

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Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening

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Sounds True #ad - Exquisite in detail yet wholly accessible and relevant for the modern student, including the five hindrances, mindfulness, activities, mindfulness takes us through a profound study of:ardency, including the breath, and physical characteristicsMindfulness of feelings—how the experience of our sense perceptions influences our inner and outer worldsMindfulness of mind—learning to recognize skillful and unskillful states of mind and thoughtMindfulness of dhammas or categories of experience, the Seven Factors of Awakening, and concentration—how to develop these four qualities of mind essential for walking the path wiselyThe Satipatthana refrain—how deeply contemplating the four foundations of mindfulness opens us to bare knowing and continuity of mindfulnessMindfulness of the body, the Six Sense Spheres, postures, and much more"There is a wealth of meaning and nuance in the experience of mindfulness that can enrich our lives in unimagined ways, clear knowing, " writes Goldstein.

With mindfulness, joseph goldstein shares the wisdom of his four decades of teaching and practice in a book that will serve as a lifelong companion for anyone committed to mindful living and the realization of inner freedom. Goldstein's source teaching is the satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha's legendary discourse on the four foundations of mindfulness that became the basis for the many types of Vipassana or insight meditation found today.

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening #ad - In mindfulness you have the tools to mine these riches for yourself. The mind contains the seeds of its own awakening—seeds that we can cultivate to bring forth the fruits of a life lived consciously.

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