Mindfulness in Plain English

Mindfulness in Plain English
Author: Bhante Gunaratana,Henepola Gunaratana
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN 10: 0861719069
ISBN 13: 9780861719068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness in Plain English Book Review:

Presents an introduction to meditation according to Buddhist principles, describing the advantages of the practice and addressing some of the difficulties that can come up.

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English
Author: Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN 10: 1458783537
ISBN 13: 9781458783530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English Book Review:

Countless people world wide have made Mindfulness in Plain English a beloved and bestselling classic in almost a dozen languages. Now after nearly two decades, Bhante helps meditators of every stripe take their mindfulness practice to the next level - helping them go, in a word, beyond mindfulness. In the same warm, clear, and friendly voice, Bhante introduces the reader to what have been known for centuries as the ''jhanas'' - deeply calm, joyous, and powerful states of meditation that, when explored with the clearly presented tools in this book, lead to life of insight and unshakeable peace.

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English
Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-08-07
ISBN 10: 1614290423
ISBN 13: 9781614290421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English Book Review:

In simple and straightforward language, Bhante Gunaratana shares the Buddha's teachings on mindfulness and how we can use these principles to improve our daily lives, deepen our mindfulness, and move closer to our spiritual goals. Based on the classic Satipatthana Sutta, one of the most succinct yet rich explanations of meditation, Bhante's presentation is nonetheless thoroughly modern. The Satipatthana Sutta has become the basis of all mindfulness meditation, and Bhante unveils it to the reader in his trademark "plain English" style. Contemplating the Four Foundations of Mindfulness--mindfulness of the body, of feelings, of the mind, and of phenomena themselves--is recommended for all practitioners. Newcomers will find The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English lays a strong groundwork for mindfulness practice and gives them all they need to get started right away, and old hands will find rich subtleties and insights to help consolidate and clarify what they may have begun to see for themselves. People at every state of the spiritual path will benefit from reading this book.

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness
Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-08-23
ISBN 10: 0861719204
ISBN 13: 9780861719204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness Book Review:

In the same engaging style that has endeared him to readers of Mindfulness In Plain English, Bhante Gunaratana delves deeply into each step of the Buddha's most profound teaching on bringing an end to suffering: the noble eightfold path. With generous and specific advice, Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness offers skillful ways to handle anger, to find right livelihood, and to cultivate loving-friendliness in relationships with parents, children, and partners, as well as tools to overcome all the mental hindrances that prevent happiness. Whether you are an experienced meditator or someone who's only just beginning, this gentle and down-to-earth guide will help you bring the heart of the Buddha's teachings into every aspect of your life. A Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards finalist (Spirituality/Inspirational).

Zen Meditation in Plain English

Zen Meditation in Plain English
Author: John Daishin Buksbazen
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN 10: 1458784177
ISBN 13: 9781458784179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zen Meditation in Plain English Book Review:

An excellent, practical introduction to Zen meditation. Written in a warm and easily accessible style, the book appeals to anyone with an interest in meditation, Zen, or, as is often the case today, a combination of the two. The book emphasizes the importance of receiving good instruction and of finding groups to practice with, yet it lays out the necessary steps to practice Zen meditation on your own. The book includes easily followed exercises to help the reader along. For anyone looking to uncover a clear and insightful path into the philosophy and practice of Zen meditation, this book represents the culmination of that search

Loving Kindness in Plain English

Loving Kindness in Plain English
Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN 10: 1614292647
ISBN 13: 9781614292647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loving Kindness in Plain English Book Review:

The bestselling author of Mindfulness in Plain English invites us to explore the joyful benefits of living with loving-kindness. With his signature clarity and warmth, Bhante Gunaratana shares with us how we can cultivate loving-kindness to live a life of joyful harmony with others. Through personal anecdotes, step-by-step meditations, conversational renderings of the Buddha’s words in the suttas, and transformative insights into how we live in and relate to the world, we learn that peace here and now is possible—within ourselves and in all our relationships. Bhante G speaks directly to how we can cultivate loving-kindness to find emotional clarity, overcome anger, and become more peaceful—both on and off the meditation cushion.

Mindfulness Plain Simple

Mindfulness Plain   Simple
Author: Oli Doyle
Publsiher: Orion
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-07-31
ISBN 10: 140915677X
ISBN 13: 9781409156772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness Plain Simple Book Review:

MINDFULNESS PLAIN & SIMPLE provides the tools, tips and tricks you need to de-stress and de-clutter your mind. Inner peace and happiness are available now, and they're closer than you think. By taking just a few minutes out of your day and making the simple but dramatic shift into the present moment, you will find more focus, effectiveness and clarity than you ever thought possible. There is no jargon, religion or new age vision quest, just simple tools to be happier and more confident straight away. Oli Doyle is renowned for teaching mindfulness directly to those with no experience. For anyone seeking a simple, practical guide to living mindfully, this book is a must.

The Path of Serenity and Insight

The Path of Serenity and Insight
Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN 10: 8120812360
ISBN 13: 9788120812369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Path of Serenity and Insight Book Review:

In the oldest scriptures of Theravada Buddhism much attention is given to the jhanas, high levels of meditative attainment distinguished by powerful concentration and purity of mind. Ven. Dr. Gunaratana examines these jhanas within the context of Buddhist teaching as a whole and particularly within the meditation disciplines taught by the Buddha. Beginning with the ethical foundation for meditation, the role of the teacher, the classical subjects of meditation, and the appropriateness of these subjects to individual practitioners, the author traces the practice of meditation to the higher reaches of realization. The eight stages of jhana are individually analyzed and explained in terms of their relation to one another and to the ultimate goal of the teaching. The author makes the critical distinction between the mundane jhanas and supermundane jhanas, pointing out that the lower four, while leading to various mental powers and psychic attainments, are not necessary to full enlightenment and may be developed or bypassed as the medita-tor wishes. The author goes on to explain the place of the jhanas among the accomplishments of an arahat and elucidate their usefulness for a dedicated meditator.

The Mindfulness in Plain English Collection

The Mindfulness in Plain English Collection
Author: Gunaratana
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 633
Release: 2017-11-28
ISBN 10: 1614295042
ISBN 13: 9781614295044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mindfulness in Plain English Collection Book Review:

An anniversary collection, presented in a beautiful collector’s edition, of three of Bhante Gunaratana’s bestselling classics: Mindfulness in Plain English, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English, and Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English. The Mindfulness in Plain English Collection offers the rich, full context for tapping into the true power of mindfulness, all with the signature warmth of Bhante Gunaratana. It is a beautiful and comprehensive resource for anyone who is ready to take their mindfulness practice to the next level. Readers will learn about: Structuring your meditation Dealing with distractions Mindfulness versus concentration Mindfulness in everyday life Practicing mindfulness of mind, emotions, and body Going beyond mindfulness to discover the jhanas: deeply calm, joyous, and powerful states of concentration meditation that can lead to a life of insight and unshakeable peace And much more. In a voice both masterful and relaxed, these teachings reveal what it is to befriend the mind, taking the reader all the way from basic mindfulness meditation to profound states of freedom. The Collection brings together in a beautiful silver-embossed binding three bestselling books by Bhante Gunaratana: Mindfulness in Plain English, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English, and Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English.

A Heart Full of Peace

A Heart Full of Peace
Author: Joseph Goldstein
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2010-10-19
ISBN 10: 1458783502
ISBN 13: 9781458783509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Heart Full of Peace Book Review:

Love, compassion, and peace - these words are at the heart of all spiritual endeavors. Although we intuitively resonate with their meaning and value, for most of us, the challenge is how to embody what we know; how to transform these words into a vibrant, living practice. In these times of conflict and uncertainty, this transformation is far more than an abstract ideal; it is an urgent necessity. Peace in the world begins with us. This wonderfully appealing offering from one the most trusted elders of Buddhism in the West is a warm and engaging exploration of the ways we can cultivate and manifest peace as wise and skillful action in the world. This charming book is illuminated throughout with lively, joyous, and sometimes even funny citations from a host of contemporary and ancient sources - from the poetry of W.S. Merwin and Galway Kinnell to the haiku of Issa and the great poet-monk Ryokan, from the luminous aspirations of Saint Francis of Assisi to the sage advice of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama.

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English
Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Publsiher: Wisdom Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-08-14
ISBN 10: 9781614290384
ISBN 13: 1614290385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English Book Review:

In simple and straightforward language, Bhante Gunaratana shares the Buddha's teachings on mindfulness and how we can use these principles to improve our daily lives, deepen our mindfulness, and move closer to our spiritual goals. Based on the classic Satipatthana Sutta, one of the most succinct yet rich explanations of meditation, Bhante's presentation is nonetheless thoroughly modern. The Satipatthana Sutta has become the basis of all mindfulness meditation, and Bhante unveils it to the reader in his trademark "plain English" style. Contemplating the Four Foundations of Mindfulness--mindfulness of the body, of feelings, of the mind, and of phenomena themselves--is recommended for all practitioners. Newcomers will find The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English lays a strong groundwork for mindfulness practice and gives them all they need to get started right away, and old hands will find rich subtleties and insights to help consolidate and clarify what they may have begun to see for themselves. People at every state of the spiritual path will benefit from reading this book.

Start Here Start Now

Start Here  Start Now
Author: Bhante Gunaratana
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 1614296316
ISBN 13: 9781614296317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Start Here Start Now Book Review:

A new book distilling Wisdom’s definitive masterpiece on mindfulness and all-time bestseller, Mindfulness in Plain English, down to a pocket-sized guide with everything you need to get started practicing mindfulness right now. In a clear, friendly voice, this concise collection of beloved and renowned meditation master Bhante G’s bestselling instructions will teach you everything you need to know to start—and maintain!—your mindfulness meditation practice. The book includes practical advice on What to do with the body and mind in meditation; What to do when the mind wanders and how to work with distraction; How to deal with physical discomfort in meditation; How to overcome drowsiness, boredom, and inability to concentrate; How to work with fear and agitation, judgments, and self-criticism; How to avoid trying too hard, expecting too much, or getting discouraged; 11 common misconceptions about meditation; 10 tips for effective practice; and how to get the most out of your practice.

Journey to Mindfulness

Journey to Mindfulness
Author: Bhante Gunaratana,Henepola Gunaratana,Jeanne Malmgren
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2017-11-28
ISBN 10: 1614294429
ISBN 13: 9781614294429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journey to Mindfulness Book Review:

"The inspiring life-story of from the bestselling author of Mindfulness in Plain English--updated and expanded in honor of his 90th birthday. Bhante Gunaratana--Bhante G., as he is affectionately called--has long been among the most beloved Buddhist teachers in the West. Ordained at twelve, he would eventually become the first Buddhist chaplain at an American university, the founder of a retreat center and monastery, and a bestselling author. Here, Bhante G. lays bare the often-surprising ups and downs of his more than ninety years, from his boyhood in Sri Lanka to his decades of sharing the insights of the Buddha, telling his story with the "plain-English" good-humored approach for which he is so renowned. This expanded anniversary edition includes four new chapters in which Bhante reflects on the impact of the tsumani that struck his homeland in 2004 and his subsequent appearance on Larry King Live, his brief experiment in ordaining nuns at his monastery, as well intimate reflections on the loss of family members, and his own aging and infirmity--providing a model an inspiring model to us all of gracious equanimity"--

Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English

Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English
Author: Bob Sharples
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-05-18
ISBN 10: 0861717066
ISBN 13: 9780861717064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English Book Review:

Odds are that you or someone you know could truly benefit from Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English. After all, who wouldn't like to have less stress - and more enjoyment - from life? Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English teaches us how to achieve just that, with potent tools that are easy to learn, enjoy, and keep doing. And these practices do so much more than more than allow us freedom from anxiety and stress: they allow us to be a better friend to ourselves, and to the people around us.

It s ONLY Rocket Science

It s ONLY Rocket Science
Author: Lucy Rogers
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2008-03-08
ISBN 10: 0387753788
ISBN 13: 9780387753782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s ONLY Rocket Science Book Review:

Most amateur astronomers – and many of those with similar interests but who are not currently practising observers – have only a sketchy understanding of space flight. This book provides an introduction to its mechanics. The beauty of this book, written by an engineer who is also an accomplished science writer, is that it covers the subject comprehensively, and yet is almost entirely descriptive and non-mathematical. It deals with all aspects of space flight, from how to leave the Earth (including the design of the rocket, mission planning, navigation and communication), to life in space and the effects of weightlessness. The book also includes sections describing how an amateur can track satellites and understand their orbital parameters.

Natural Wakefulness

Natural Wakefulness
Author: Gaylon Ferguson
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-09-14
ISBN 10: 9780834822658
ISBN 13: 0834822652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Wakefulness Book Review:

There are two essential elements to the spiritual path says this popular teacher from the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa: (1) understanding that you’re already enlightened, already perfect in wisdom right here and now, and (2) accessing that natural wakefulness through spiritual practice. These two aspects depend upon each other and work together. Gaylon Ferguson’s teaching on the twin aspects of view and practice is a perfect introduction for the beginning meditator and it offers fresh perspectives for the non-beginner too.

Breath by Breath

Breath by Breath
Author: Larry Rosenberg
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2004-11-09
ISBN 10: 0834823462
ISBN 13: 9780834823464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breath by Breath Book Review:

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. 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. In this book, Larry Rosenberg brings this timeless meditation method to life. Using the insights gained from his many years of practice and teaching, he makes insight meditation practice accessible to modern practitioners.

Meditation on Perception

Meditation on Perception
Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2014-06-10
ISBN 10: 1614291055
ISBN 13: 9781614291053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation on Perception Book Review:

Use the unique Buddhist practice of meditation on perception, as taught by the best-selling author of Mindfulness in Plain English, to learn how shifting your perspective can transform mental and physical health. Perception—one of the basic constituents of the body and mind—can be both a source of suffering and pain, as well as a source of happiness and health. The Buddhist tradition teaches that perception can be trained and ultimately purified through the practice of meditation. When we understand how perception impacts our lives, we can use it, just as we do any other object of meditation, to overcome harmful ways of thinking and acting and to develop healthy states of mind instead. In Meditation on Perception Bhante G brings us, for the first time in English, an illuminating introduction to the unique Buddhist practice of meditation on perception as taught in the popular Girimananda Sutta. The ten healing practices that comprise meditation on perception make up a comprehensive system of meditation, combining aspects of both tranquility and insight meditation. Tranquility meditation is used to calm and center the mind, and insight meditation is used to understand more clearly how we ordinarily perceive ourselves and the world around us. Alternating between these two practices, meditators cultivate purified perception as explained by the Buddha. As a result of these efforts, we progress on the path that leads to freedom, once and for all, from illness, confusion, and other forms of physical and mental suffering. Meditation on Perception gives us the keys to move beyond ordinary, superficial perception into an enlightened perspective, freed from confusion and unhappiness.

The Mind Illuminated

The Mind Illuminated
Author: CULADASA,Matthew Immergut, PhD
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2017-01-03
ISBN 10: 1781808791
ISBN 13: 9781781808795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mind Illuminated Book Review:

The Mind Illuminated is a comprehensive, accessible and - above all - effective book on meditation, providing a nuts-and-bolts stage-based system that helps all levels of meditators establish and deepen their practice. Providing step-by-step guidance for every stage of the meditation path, this uniquely comprehensive guide for a Western audience combines the wisdom from the teachings of the Buddha with the latest research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Clear and friendly, this in-depth practice manual builds on the nine-stage model of meditation originally articulated by the ancient Indian sage Asanga, crystallizing the entire meditative journey into 10 clearly-defined stages. The book also introduces a new and fascinating model of how the mind works, and uses illustrations and charts to help the reader work through each stage. This manual is an essential read for the beginner to the seasoned veteran of meditation.

How to Book of Writing Skills

How to Book of Writing Skills
Author: J. H. Hood
Publsiher: Wordcraft Global Pty Limited
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780987557537
ISBN 13: 098755753X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Book of Writing Skills Book Review:

Have you ever been frustrated by your boss constantly making changes to your documents? Annoyed at the time it takes to write something? Sick of sending emails that don't get read? Been asked to write a report and don't know where to start? Are people just not getting your message? Then this guide is for you! In this 90 page guide you will find practical and proven techniques to write clearly, concisely and quickly. Each section of the guide covers key points for writing well at work, including: the importance of identifying your audience, and then how to write for it using Plain English to get your message across how to structure your document the seven secrets to good email how to write sharp, accurate letters and memos how to use the simple tool of the mind map to improve your writing what to consider when you have been asked to write a report the key points of a resume, a cover letter and the job application getting on top of punctuation, spelling and confusing words Good workplace writing is about getting a positive answer to the question: Will your reader understand what you want them to know or do? This guide will give you the skills to get that positive answer-quickly and well.