Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

Mindfulness (In Plain English)


  • Author: Ven. Henepola Gunaratana
  • Release Date : 2013-02-25
  • Genre: Buddhism
  • File Size: 9828817 Bytes


Mindfulness in Plain English is a classic and one of the most popular explanatory texts for Insight meditation and Vipassana. Originally published in 1990 by Ven. Henepola Gunaratana, the book has taken various shapes and sizes. The work has been placed into public domain free-of-cost. This compilation for iBooks is in humble reverence to Ven. Henepola Gunaratana, and to my own Vipassana teachers at dhamma.org....

Score: 4.5
From 22 Ratings

Mindfulness in Plain English


  • Author: Henepola Gunaratana
  • Release Date : 2011-09-06
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
  • File Size: 2342612 Bytes


“A masterpiece.” —Jon Kabat-ZinnSince Mindfulness in Plain English was first published in 1994, it has become one of the bestselling — and most influential — books in the field of mindfulness. It’s easy to see why.Author Bhante Gunaratana, a renowned meditation master, takes us step by step through the myths, realities, and benefits of meditation and the practice of mindfulness. The book showcases Bhante’s trademark clarity and wit, as he explores the tool of meditation, what it does, and how to make it work.This expanded edition includes the complete text of its predecessor along with a new chapter on cultivating loving kindness, an especially important topic in today’s world. For anyone who is new to meditation, this is a great...

Mindfulness in Plain English
Score: 4.5
From 13 Ratings

Mindfulness in Plain English


  • Author : Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2010-10-19
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458783752


Mindfulness in Plain English Book Description :

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
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....

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...

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English


  • Author : Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01
  • Genre: Meditation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458783530


Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English Book Description :

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....

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English


  • Author : Henepola Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-08-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861719952


Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English Book Description :

“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 lif...

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...

The Mindfulness in Plain English Journal

The Mindfulness in Plain English Journal


  • Author : Henepola Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Wisdom Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-12-20
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1614293961


The Mindfulness in Plain English Journal Book Description :

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....

Loving Kindness in Plain English
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Loving Kindness in Plain English


  • Author : Henepola Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614292647


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....

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 : 2005-06-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861719488


Zen Meditation in Plain English Book Description :

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....

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...