Mindfulness in Plain English
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

Mindfulness in Plain English


  • Author : Bhante Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-09-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861719068


Mindfulness in Plain English Book Description :

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....

Mindfulness in Plain English
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Mindfulness in Plain English


  • Author : Henepola Gunaratana
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Meditation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1120103792


Mindfulness in Plain English Book Description :

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

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English


  • Author : Henepola Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614290421


The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English Book Description :

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 Mindfu...

Zen Meditation in Plain English
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Zen Meditation in Plain English


  • Author : John Daishin Buksbazen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2002-06-15
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861713165


Zen Meditation in Plain English Book Description :

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....

The Mindfulness in Plain English Collection

The Mindfulness in Plain English Collection


  • Author : Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-11-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614295044


The Mindfulness in Plain English Collection Book Description :

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 m...

Loving Kindness in Plain English
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Loving Kindness in Plain English


  • Author : Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614292494


Loving Kindness in Plain English Book Description :

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
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness


  • Author : Henepola Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-08-23
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861719204


Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness Book Description :

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 Magaz...

Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English

Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English


  • Author : Bob Sharples
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-02-23
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861712861


Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English Book Description :

Meditation is supposed to help people cope with stresses encountered each and every day, but many books on the subject are so complex that they end up being stressors themselves. Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English avoids this pitfall, presenting techniques that focus on achieving calmness and clarity without a ton of confusing language. Written by a meditation instructor with years of experience, the prose is easy to follow and informed by the author's learned experitse. For anyone who has ever wanted to enjoy pain management, better health, and greater relaxation, Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English provides potent tools that are easy to learn and easy to enjoy....

Journey to Mindfulness

Journey to Mindfulness


  • Author : Bhante Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-11-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614294429


Journey to Mindfulness Book Description :

"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 ...

A Heart Full of Peace
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Heart Full of Peace


  • Author : Joseph Goldstein
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2010-10-19
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458783509


A Heart Full of Peace Book Description :

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...