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The Art Of Living

Author : William Hart
ISBN : 9781928706731
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This is the classic introduction to Vipassana meditation: a full-length study of the teaching of S. N. Goenka, prepared under his guidance and with his approval. Useful for meditators and non-meditators alike.This was the first book to appear in English that accurately describes the practice of Vipassana at length for the general reader. It includes stories by Goenkaji as well as answers to students' questions that convey a vivid sense of his teaching.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Discourse Summaries

Author : S. N. Goenka
ISBN : 9781938754081
Genre : Religion
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The 11 discourses in this volume provide a broad overview of the teachings of Buddha to help meditators understand what to do and why, so they work in the proper way and achieve the proper results.
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Meditation Now

Author : S. N. Goenka
ISBN : 9781938754357
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Celebrated Vipassana meditation teacher S. N. Goenka interprets the Buddha’s teachings in this collection of lectures, essays, and interviews. These writings provide insights into how one of the most influential contemporary Buddhist practitioners defines Vipassana and how he uses it to achieve peace of mind and lead a happy, useful life. Included are transcripts of recent talks given at the World Economic Forum in Davos and at the Millennium World Peace Summit, and a previously unpublished interview conducted by Alan AtKisson, former editor of In Context magazine.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Ethical Practice Religious Reform And The Buddhist Art Of Living In Nepal

Author : Lauren Leve
ISBN : 0415617340
Genre : Religion
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Theravada has experienced a powerful and far-reaching revival, especially among the Newar Buddhist laity, many of whom are reorganizing their lives according to its precepts, practices and ideals. This book documents these far-reaching social and personal transformations and links them to widespread political, economic and cultural shifts associated with late modernity, and especially neoliberal globalization. Nepal has changed radically over the last fifty years, and particularly since a popular movement opened the door to democratic political structures and an open-market economy in 1990. Drawing on recently revived understandings of ethics as embodied practices of self-formation the author argues that the revived Theravada school is best understood as an ethical movement that offers practitioners ways of engaging, and models for living in, a rapidly changing world. It explores Theravada Buddhism in Nepal from the perspectives of its practitioners people who work the fields, work in offices, or telecommute from homes in Kathmandu and who find its knowledge convincing, compelling and worthy of trying to internalize and perform. The book details Theravada Buddhists social, ritual and meditative practices, their often conflicted relations to Vajrayana Buddhism and Newar civil society, their struggles to carve out a space in the world s only extant Hindu kingdom, and the political, cultural, institutional and moral reorientations that becoming a "pure Buddhist" as Theravada devotees understand themselves entails. It is of interest to students and scholars of Asian Religion, Buddhism and Philosophy. "
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Realizing Change

Author : Ian Hetherington
ISBN : 9781928706953
Genre : Religion
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Featuring accounts by practitioners living everyday lives, this introduction to Vipassana meditation provides a way for readers to learn more about its benefits. Explained is what takes place before, during, and after a ten-day silent meditation retreat. Each participant follows the same discipline: silence, a basic moral code known as the five precepts, a prescribed timetable, a vegetarian diet, and a commitment to practicing only what is taught at the retreat. This first-person account of the retreat reveals the challenges and benefits of facing reality head-on through direct observation and of learning to observe instead of reacting to thoughts, emotions, and sensations. In addition, the ways in which Vipassana meditation techniques are applied to individuals, institutions, children, prisoners, work places, and fields of science and social action are examined. Although based on the teachings of the Buddha, the practice of Vipassana as illustrated in this book has broad appeal to other religious and nonsectarian audiences.
Category: Religion

Beyond The Breath

Author : Marshall Glickman
ISBN : 9781462916399
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Beyond the Breath is one of the first books to give a complete overview and description of sensation based vipassana meditation, the form of mediation thought of as the original method of meditation as used by the Buddha 2,500 years ago. This form of meditation, brought to the West by S.N. Geoneka, provides a means to experience emotions directly and nonverbally—accessing the mind through the body. One of the main principles of this school of meditation is that meditation alone is not sufficient practice, but that it must be combined with a whole-life and ethical commitment. M.Glickman's approach is unique—he takes a mediation practice deeply rooted within a historic Buddhist framework, and gives it a modern-day, scientific spin—he presents sensation based viapassana meditaiton and Buddhist principles in 20th-century language, secularizing ideas that may sound exotic, off-putting, or out-dated. Glickman's passion for the topic, as well as his great understanding of Buddhist concepts, make this an inspiring read.
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Understanding The Heart

Author : Minh Niem
ISBN : 9781467001434
Genre : Self-Help
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The human heart is a source of love, but it is often also a source of pain and suffering, and cannot be effectively cured with medicine or by medical remedies (...) The best and most effective way to heal the pain and suffering is to understand our hearts and minds, and the hearts and minds of others. Understanding The Heart is a book that helps readers do just that: understand and heal the pain and suffering of our own hearts and minds and of those around us, so that everyone can live in happiness and with loving-kindness. With this book, I wish you much happiness so that you will never have to live with a broken or wounded heart. -Professor Tran Van Khe, Ph.D, Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France; Corresponding Member of the European Academy of the Sciences, Letters and Arts
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Ancient Path

Author : Paul Fleischman
ISBN : 9781928706540
Genre : Religion
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A collection of talks given by Dr. Paul Fleischman on Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka, these selections explore subjects such as mental health, mindfulness, and cultivating inner peace. They were given to diverse audiences across the world in locations including Boston, Madrid, Vienna, and Dublin. These talks are a valuable introduction to Vipassana meditation, as well as an inspiring resource for those who are already practicing.
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Satipatthana Sutta Discourses

Author : S. N. Goenka
ISBN : 9781938754876
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Satipatthana Sutta is the Buddha's single most important discourse describing the practice of meditation. Here for the first time is the condensed version of the daily evening discourse given by the author to his students on a seven day retreat. This text can serve as a review after taking a course or for scholars as a further study of the sutta. The book is also a great tool to help meditators practice and as S.N. Goenka said, "Liberation can only be gained by practice, never by mere discussion." Included is a list of abbreviations, a glossary, and an English translation of Pali passages.
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Vipassana Mindfulness

Author : Chaya Rao
ISBN : 1518823254
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Vipassana is not a belief system, religion, or a philosophy. Though Buddhist in origin, it isn't dependent on Buddhism, and you certainly don't have to be a Buddhist to practice Vipassana. Vipassana is a form of meditation, or a mental exercise, if you will, that has the capacity to do absolute wonders in your life. It's a fantastic way to relieve stress, anxiety, depression, reduce blood pressure, end drug dependency, and help with pain management - greatly minimizing the need for medication. It's also effective in dealing with anger management issues, post traumatic stress, and hormonal changes. The list doesn't end there. It's proven to increase productivity in the workplace, heighten memory, concentration, and focus, and helps those with cognitive difficulties. And best of all? It requires absolutely no investment or special equipment. It's free! This book will delve into Vipassana, explaining everything you need to know to practice Vipassana regularly (and successfully) in your life so that you can reap all its benefits, most especially ridding yourself of stress and anxiety, instead living with happiness, peace, and joy.