The Mindfulness in Plain English Collection

The Mindfulness in Plain English Collection

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.

Author: Gunaratana

Publisher: Wisdom Publications

ISBN: 1614294798

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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An anniversary collection, presented in a beautiful collector's edition, of three of Bhante Gunaratana’s bestselling classics. 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—Bhante G., as he is affectionately called. Bhante G. is the bestselling author of the timeless classic, Mindfulness In Plain English. This set includes: • Mindfulness in Plain English • The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English • Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English
Categories: Religion

Mindfulness in Plain English

Mindfulness in Plain English

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.

Author: Bhante Gunaratana

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861719068

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 362

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.
Categories: Philosophy

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English

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 ...

Author: Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458783530

Category: Meditation

Page: 288

View: 177

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.
Categories: Meditation

The Mindfulness in Plain English Journal

The Mindfulness in Plain English Journal

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 ...

Author: Henepola Gunaratana

Publisher: Wisdom Publications

ISBN: 1614293961

Category: Self-Help

Page: 188

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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.
Categories: Self-Help

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English

People at every state of the spiritual path will benefit from reading this book.

Author: Henepola Gunaratana

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614290421

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

View: 363

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.
Categories: Self-Help

Loving Kindness in Plain English

Loving Kindness in Plain English

Loving-Kindness in Plain English was chosen for the Spirituality & Practice Book Award as one of the 50 Best Spiritual Books of 2017 by the website Spirituality & Practice.

Author: Henepola Gunaratana

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614292647

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 650

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.
Categories: Religion

Zen Meditation in Plain English

Zen Meditation in Plain English

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.

Author: John Daishin Buksbazen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861719488

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 818

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.
Categories: Religion

Start Here Start Now

Start Here  Start Now

In a clear, friendly voice, this concise collection of beloved and renowned meditation master Bhante G’s bestselling instructions will teach you everything you need to know to start—and maintain!—your mindfulness meditation practice.

Author: Bhante Gunaratana

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614296317

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

View: 420

A new book distilling Wisdom’s definitive masterpiece on mindfulness and all-time bestseller, Mindfulness in Plain English, down to a pocket-sized guide with everything you need to get started practicing mindfulness right now. In a clear, friendly voice, this concise collection of beloved and renowned meditation master Bhante G’s bestselling instructions will teach you everything you need to know to start—and maintain!—your mindfulness meditation practice. The book includes practical advice on What to do with the body and mind in meditation; What to do when the mind wanders and how to work with distraction; How to deal with physical discomfort in meditation; How to overcome drowsiness, boredom, and inability to concentrate; How to work with fear and agitation, judgments, and self-criticism; How to avoid trying too hard, expecting too much, or getting discouraged; 11 common misconceptions about meditation; 10 tips for effective practice; and how to get the most out of your practice.
Categories: Philosophy

What Why How

What  Why  How

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.

Author: Bhante Gunaratana

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614296171

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 328

View: 502

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.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Mindfulness in Plain English

Mindfulness in Plain English

Author: Gunaratana Bhante Henepola

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:968969323

Category: Buddhism

Page: 185

View: 564

Categories: Buddhism

Journey to Mindfulness

Journey to Mindfulness

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 ...

Author: Bhante Gunaratana

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614294429

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 967

"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"--
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Meditation on Perception

Meditation on Perception

Meditation on Perception gives us the keys to move beyond ordinary, superficial perception into an enlightened perspective, freed from confusion and unhappiness.

Author: Henepola Gunaratana

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614291053

Category: Religion

Page: 124

View: 628

Use the unique Buddhist practice of meditation on perception, as taught by the best-selling author of Mindfulness in Plain English, to learn how shifting your perspective can transform mental and physical health. Perception—one of the basic constituents of the body and mind—can be both a source of suffering and pain, as well as a source of happiness and health. The Buddhist tradition teaches that perception can be trained and ultimately purified through the practice of meditation. When we understand how perception impacts our lives, we can use it, just as we do any other object of meditation, to overcome harmful ways of thinking and acting and to develop healthy states of mind instead. In Meditation on Perception Bhante G brings us, for the first time in English, an illuminating introduction to the unique Buddhist practice of meditation on perception as taught in the popular Girimananda Sutta. The ten healing practices that comprise meditation on perception make up a comprehensive system of meditation, combining aspects of both tranquility and insight meditation. Tranquility meditation is used to calm and center the mind, and insight meditation is used to understand more clearly how we ordinarily perceive ourselves and the world around us. Alternating between these two practices, meditators cultivate purified perception as explained by the Buddha. As a result of these efforts, we progress on the path that leads to freedom, once and for all, from illness, confusion, and other forms of physical and mental suffering. Meditation on Perception gives us the keys to move beyond ordinary, superficial perception into an enlightened perspective, freed from confusion and unhappiness.
Categories: Religion

Journey to Mindfulness

Journey to Mindfulness

Also Available by Bhante Gunaratana Mindfulness in Plain English Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English An ... to Cultivate Mindfulness The Mindfulness in Plain English Journal The Mindfulness in Plain English Collection About Wisdom ...

Author: Henepola Gunaratana

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614294580

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 829

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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English

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.

Author: Bob Sharples

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861717064

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 514

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.
Categories: Self-Help

What Why How

What  Why  How

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.

Author: Bhante Gunaratana

Publisher: Wisdom Publications

ISBN: 1614296162

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 672

Will appeal to the many people trying to start a meditation practice, because they'll be able to find answers (from a true meditation master) to all the many questions that come up when starting to meditate. How can I fit meditation into my busy life? How should I understand karma and rebirth? Do I need to attain special jhana states to benefit from meditation? What is ‘stream-entry’ and what actually happens? Is enlightenment even possible for me? Sound familiar? If you’ve ever meditated, or even thought about it, you may have found yourself asking these questions (and many more!). Good news: there are answers—and you’ll find them all in this book. This book is for you. Imagine that you had an unhurried meeting with one of Buddhism’s most accomplished, erudite, and plainspoken teachers—and imagine that he patiently agreed to answer any question you had about meditation, living mindfully, and many key Buddhist concepts—and myriad brilliant questions you’ve never thought to ask! After nine decades of Buddhist practice and leadership, Bhante Gunaratana, author of the worldwide bestseller Mindfulness in Plain English and more than a dozen other books, is that teacher—and What, Why, How is a polished and easy-to-read presentation of exactly that encounter. The questions themselves are thoughtful, intelligent, and relatable, on topics ranging from psychological to the doctrinal, from practical to personal—and everything in between. And Bhante G’s answers are always in his signature “plain English” style—even when they dive deep into texts and teachings. What, Why, How contains a wealth of simple yet powerful insights and practices that you can incorporate into daily life to end unhealthy patterns and habits and transform your experience of the world—from your own mind to your relationships, your job, and beyond.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Sati

Sati

Author: Henepola Gunaratana

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:78557356

Category: California

Page: 15

View: 644

Categories: California

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness

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 ...

Author: Henepola Gunaratana

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861719204

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 389

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).
Categories: Religion

Mindfulness in Plain English

Mindfulness in Plain English

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness Walking the Buddha's Path “An astoundingly clear and joyful guide to living life at the deepest level.”—Inquiring Mind Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English An Introductory Guide to Deeper States of ...

Author: Henepola Gunaratana

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861719990

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 801

With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people read, love, and share - a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again. Bhante Gunaratana is also the author of Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness, Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English, and his memoir Journey to Mindfulness.
Categories: Self-Help