Mindfulness in Plain English

Mindfulness in Plain English
Author: Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2010-10-19
ISBN 10: 1458783758
ISBN 13: 9781458783752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness in Plain English Book Review:

The bestselling, classic guide to insight meditation! Plain IN is a book that people give to everyone they know - a book that people talk about, write about, think about, and return to repeatedly. With his distinctive clarity and wit, 'Bhante G' takes us step by step through the myths, realities, and benefits of meditation and the practice of mindfulness. We already have the foundation we need to live a more productive and peaceful life - Bhante simply points to each tool of meditation, tells us what it does, and how to make it work. This expanded edition includes the complete text of its bestselling predecessor, as well as a new chapter on the cultivation of loving kindness, an especially important subject in today's fractious world.

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: Henepola Gunaratana
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2009-08-10
ISBN 10: 0861719956
ISBN 13: 9780861719952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English Book Review:

“A straightforward and pragmatic guide to deepening levels of concentration and insight. This book is a joy to read and a great gift to us all.”—Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness Countless people worldlwide 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, can lead to a life of insight and unshakeable peace.

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.

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.

The Mindfulness in Plain English Journal

The Mindfulness in Plain English Journal
Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Publsiher: Wisdom Publications
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2016-12-20
ISBN 10: 9781614293965
ISBN 13: 1614293961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mindfulness in Plain English Journal Book Review:

A mindful journal for a balanced life—based on the worldwide bestseller Mindfulness in Plain English. “People ask me how to practice mindfulness in daily life—this journal answers that question.” —Bhante Gunaratana Discover the transformative power of mindfulness—in your own words. Based on the classic bestseller Mindfulness in Plain English, Bhante Gunaratana offers compassionate guidance and the space to explore meditation in your own life. Explore your insights and keep track of your emotional life without judgment, and begin to change the stories you tell about yourself. Includes a brief introduction to meditation so anyone can get started right away, as well as mindfulness tips and inspiring quotes.

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.

Zen Meditation in Plain English

Zen Meditation in Plain English
Author: John Daishin Buksbazen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2005-06-10
ISBN 10: 0861719484
ISBN 13: 9780861719488
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, this 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.

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).

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.

Mindfulness in Plain English

Mindfulness in Plain English
Author: H. Gunaratana Mahathera
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 185
Release: 1991
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1201248650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Journey to Mindfulness

Journey to Mindfulness
Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2017-11-28
ISBN 10: 1614294585
ISBN 13: 9781614294580
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.

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.

What Why How

What  Why  How
Author: Bhante Gunaratana
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-01-21
ISBN 10: 1614296170
ISBN 13: 9781614296171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Why How Book Review:

Everything you ever wanted to know but never had a chance to ask about meditation and Buddhist spiritual practice, from one of the greatest mindfulness teachers of our time. How can I fit meditation into my busy life? How should I understand karma and rebirth? Is enlightenment even possible for me? Sound familiar? If you’ve ever meditated or studied Buddhism, you may have found yourself asking these questions—and many more! Here’s the good news: there are answers, and you’ll find them all in this book. Imagine that you could sit down with one of Buddhism’s most accomplished and plainspoken teachers—and imagine that he patiently agreed to answer any question you had about meditation, living mindfully, and key Buddhist concepts—even the myriad brilliant questions you’ve never thought to ask! What, Why, How condenses into one volume a half-century of Bhante G.’s wise answers to common questions about the Buddha’s core teachings on meditation and spiritual practice. With his kind and clear guidance, you’ll gain simple yet powerful insights and practices to end unhealthy patterns and habits so that you can transform your experience of the world—from your own mind to your relationships, your job, and beyond.

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 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.

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.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness
Author: Martin Heidegger
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-02-25
ISBN 10: 1474272061
ISBN 13: 9781474272063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness Book Review:

Written in 1938/9, Mindfulness (translated from the German Besinnung) is Martin Heidegger's second major being-historical treatise. Here, Heidegger develops some of his key concepts and themes including truth, nothingness, enownment, art and Be-ing and discusses the Greeks, Nietzsche and Hegel at length. In addition to the main text, the text also includes two further important essays, 'A Retrospective Look at the Pathway' (1937/8) and 'The Wish and the Will (On Preserving What is Attempted)' (1937/8), in which Heidegger surveys his unpublished works and discusses his relationship to Catholic and Protestant Christianity and reflects on his life's path. This is a major translation of a key text from one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century, now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations Series.