Mindfulness in Plain English

Mindfulness in Plain English

Book - 2002
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If you'd like to read about meditation and then go back to your regular life, don't get this book. Henepola Gunaratana, a monk from Sri Lanka and venerated teacher of Buddhism, warns us that vipassana meditation is "meant to revolutionize the whole of your life experience." In one of the best nuts-and-bolts meditation manuals, he lays out the fundamentals of basic Buddhist meditation, the how, what, where, when, and why, including common problems and how to deal with them. His 52 years as a Buddhist monk make Mindfulness in Plain English an authority on a living tradition, and his years of teaching in America and elsewhere give it the clarity and straightforwardness that has made it so popular. If you'd like to learn the practice of meditation, you can't do better.
This step-by-step buide to Insight Meditation is truly practical and direct. This new edition includes the complete text of its bestselling predecessor and a new chapter on loving-kindness, an especially important subject in today's fractious world. - Publisher.
Publisher: Boston : Wisdom Publications, 2002
ISBN: 9780861713219
Branch Call Number: 294.344 Gu
Description: vii, 208 pages ; 23 cm


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The most clear and elegant explanations of meditation and mindfulness I have ever read.

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Sep 30, 2016

Great book. One of the better books on introducing Vipassana and mindfulness meditation. Having sat a course with Bhante G much of the book rings especially true for those with a daily meditation practice.

Nov 24, 2011

It is what it advertises itself as: a basic primer on Vipassana (insight) meditation, in clear, accessible language. This is a classic text, highly recommended.


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