Mindfulness in Plain English

Mindfulness in Plain English
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Author: Bhante Gunaratana,Henepola Gunaratana
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780861719068
Release: 2011-09-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English
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Author: Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781458783530
Release: 2010-10-01
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English
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Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781614290421
Release: 2012-08-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Zen Meditation in Plain English

Zen Meditation in Plain English
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Author: John Daishin Buksbazen
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9781458784179
Release: 2010-10-01
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Gunaratana
Pages: 640
ISBN: 1614294798
Release: 2017-11-28
Editor: Wisdom Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness
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Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780861719204
Release: 2011-08-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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).

The Mindfulness in Plain English Journal

The Mindfulness in Plain English Journal
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Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Pages: 188
ISBN: 1614293961
Release: 2016-12-20
Editor: Wisdom Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Loving Kindness in Plain English
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Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781614292647
Release: 2017-03-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Journey to Mindfulness

Journey to Mindfulness
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Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781614294580
Release: 2017-11-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English

Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English
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Author: Bob Sharples
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780861717064
Release: 2012-05-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Mindfulness Plain Simple

Mindfulness Plain   Simple
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Author: Oli Doyle
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781409156772
Release: 2014-07-31
Editor: Orion

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

MINDFULNESS PLAIN & SIMPLE provides the tools, tips and tricks you need to de-stress and de-clutter your mind. Inner peace and happiness are available now, and they're closer than you think. By taking just a few minutes out of your day and making the simple but dramatic shift into the present moment, you will find more focus, effectiveness and clarity than you ever thought possible. There is no jargon, religion or new age vision quest, just simple tools to be happier and more confident straight away. Oli Doyle is renowned for teaching mindfulness directly to those with no experience. For anyone seeking a simple, practical guide to living mindfully, this book is a must.

Mindfulness HBR Emotional Intelligence Series

Mindfulness  HBR Emotional Intelligence Series
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Author: Harvard Business Review,Daniel Goleman,Ellen Langer,Susan David,Christina Congleton
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781633693203
Release: 2017-04-18
Editor: Harvard Business Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The benefits of mindfulness include better performance, heightened creativity, deeper self-awareness, and increased charisma—not to mention greater peace of mind. This book gives you practical steps for building a sense of presence into your daily work routine. It also explains the science behind mindfulness and why it works and gives clear-eyed warnings about the pitfalls of the fad. This volume includes the work of: Daniel Goleman Ellen Langer Susan David Christina Congleton This collection of articles includes “Mindfulness in the Age of Complexity,” an interview with Ellen Langer by Alison Beard; “Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain,” by Christina Congleton, Britta K. Hölzel, and Sara W. Lazar; “How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day,” by Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter; “Resilience for the Rest of Us,” by Daniel Goleman; “Emotional Agility: How Effective Leaders Manage Their Thoughts and Feelings,” by Susan David and Christina Congleton; “Don’t Let Power Corrupt You,” by Dacher Keltner; “Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate,” by Maria Gonzalez; “Is Something Lost When We Use Mindfulness as a Productivity Tool?” by Charlotte Lieberman; and “There Are Risks to Mindfulness at Work,” by David Brendel. How to be human at work. The HBR Emotional Intelligence Series features smart, essential reading on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master.

A Heart Full of Peace

A Heart Full of Peace
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Author: Joseph Goldstein
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9781458783509
Release: 2010-10-19
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 host of contemporary and ancient sources - from the poetry of W.S. Merwin and Galway Kinnell to the haiku of Issa and the great poet-monk Ryokan, from the luminous aspirations of Saint Francis of Assisi to the sage advice of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama.

What Why How

What  Why  How
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Author: Bhante Gunaratana
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781614296171
Release: 2020-01-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Meditation on Perception

Meditation on Perception
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Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9781614291053
Release: 2014-06-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Breath by Breath

Breath by Breath
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Author: Larry Rosenberg
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780834823464
Release: 2004-11-09
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are immediately within our grasp—literally as close to us as our own breath. This is the 2,500-year-old good news contained in the Anapanasati Sutra, the Buddha's teaching on cultivating both tranquility and deep insight through full awareness of breathing. In this book, Larry Rosenberg brings this timeless meditation method to life. Using the insights gained from his many years of practice and teaching, he makes insight meditation practice accessible to modern practitioners.

The Little Pocket Book of Meditation

The Little Pocket Book of Meditation
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Author: Stephanie Brookes
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781782495215
Release: 2016-08-11
Editor: Ryland Peters & Small

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An easy-to-follow guide to the stress-busting, tension-taming practice of meditation. Trying to find a work/life balance can be exhausting, which means we are always looking for ways to release tension and relax. Meditation is the perfect solution! People often worry that to meditate properly they need to sit for hours in cold and empty rooms, but in The Little Pocket Book of Meditation Stephanie Brookes sweeps aside these out-dated stereotypes. Writing in a down-to-earth, accessible style, Stephanie shows us how to incorporate simple meditation techniques into our busy, non-stop lives. Over the years she has created bespoke meditation routines and developed a large inventory of meditations to suit a wide range of situations, including meditations for self-healing, meditations for relationships and meditations on the go. Packed with engaging insights on the benefits of meditation, this book will show you how even a short meditation can reduce stress, ease tension and set you on the path to inner peace.

The Mind Illuminated

The Mind Illuminated
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Author: CULADASA,Matthew Immergut, PhD
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781781808795
Release: 2017-01-03
Editor: Hay House, Inc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Mind Illuminated is a comprehensive, accessible and - above all - effective book on meditation, providing a nuts-and-bolts stage-based system that helps all levels of meditators establish and deepen their practice. Providing step-by-step guidance for every stage of the meditation path, this uniquely comprehensive guide for a Western audience combines the wisdom from the teachings of the Buddha with the latest research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Clear and friendly, this in-depth practice manual builds on the nine-stage model of meditation originally articulated by the ancient Indian sage Asanga, crystallizing the entire meditative journey into 10 clearly-defined stages. The book also introduces a new and fascinating model of how the mind works, and uses illustrations and charts to help the reader work through each stage. This manual is an essential read for the beginner to the seasoned veteran of meditation.

The Mindfulness Revolution

The Mindfulness Revolution
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Author: Barry Boyce
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0834827395
Release: 2011-03-08
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A growing body of scientific research indicates that mindfulness can reduce stress and improve mental and physical health. Countless people who have tried it say it's improved their quality of life. Simply put, mindfulness is the practice of paying steady and full attention, without judgment or criticism, to our moment-to-moment experience. Here is a collection of the best writing on what mindfulness is, why we should practice it, and how to apply it in daily life, from leading figures in the field. Selections include: · Leading thinker Jon Kabat-Zinn on the essence of mindfulness, stress reduction, and positive change · Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on the transformative power of mindful breathing · Professor of psychiatry Daniel Siegel, MD, on how mindfulness benefits the brain · Physician and meditation teacher Jan Chozen Bays, MD, on how and why to practice mindful eating · Pioneering psychologist Ellen Langer on how mindfulness can change the understanding and treatment of disease · Leadership coach Michael Carroll on practicing mindfulness at work · Psychologist Daniel Goleman on a mindful approach to shopping and consuming · Pianist Madeline Bruser on how mindfulness can help us overcome performance anxiety · and much more The Mindfulness Revolution also includes an in-depth discussion by writer-editor Barry Boyce about how mindfulness is being applied in a variety of professional fields—from health care to education, from performing arts to business—to improve effectiveness and enhance well-being. Learn more at www.mindful.org.

How to Meditate A Beginner s Guide to Peace

How to Meditate  A Beginner s Guide to Peace
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Author: Brother Noah Yuttadhammo
Pages: 52
ISBN: 9780557643912
Release: 2010-08-30
Editor: Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Join with millions of people around the world in the practice of peace, happiness and freedom from suffering - the practice of meditation. In this book, you will find clear, simple instructions on an ancient meditation practice free from religious dogma or spiritual mumbo-jumbo; a practice that has helped generation after generation of ordinary people free themselves from all forms of mental and physical suffering.