Mindfulness in Plain English Book
Score: 4.5
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Mindfulness in Plain English


  • Author : Henepola Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-09-06
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861719990

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Mindfulness in Plain English Excerpt :

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.

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English Book

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English


  • Author : Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2010-10
  • Genre: Meditation
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458783530

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Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English Excerpt :

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.

Mindfulness in Plain English Book
Score: 4.5
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Mindfulness in Plain English


  • Author : Bhante Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-09-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861719068

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Mindfulness in Plain English Excerpt :

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 Book

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English


  • Author : Henepola Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614290421

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The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 4
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Zen Meditation in Plain English


  • Author : John Daishin Buksbazen
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2010-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458784179

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Zen Meditation in Plain English Excerpt :

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 Book

The Mindfulness in Plain English Collection


  • Author : Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Wisdom Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-11-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 1614294798

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The Mindfulness in Plain English Collection Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 4.5
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Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness


  • Author : Henepola Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-08-23
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861719204

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Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness Excerpt :

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).

Loving Kindness in Plain English Book
Score: 5
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Loving Kindness in Plain English


  • Author : Henepola Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614292647

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Loving Kindness in Plain English Excerpt :

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.

The Mindfulness in Plain English Journal Book

The Mindfulness in Plain English Journal


  • Author : Henepola Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Wisdom Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-12-20
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 1614293961

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The Mindfulness in Plain English Journal Excerpt :

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.

Journey to Mindfulness Book

Journey to Mindfulness


  • Author : Henepola Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-11-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614294580

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Journey to Mindfulness Excerpt :

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.

What  Why  How Book

What Why How


  • Author : Bhante Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614296171

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What Why How Excerpt :

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 and Relaxation in Plain English Book

Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English


  • Author : Bob Sharples
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-05-18
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861717064

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Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English Excerpt :

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.

The Issue at Hand Book

The Issue at Hand


  • Author : Gil Fronsdal
  • Publisher : Insight Meditation Center
  • Release Date : 2008-02
  • Genre: Meditation
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780615162867

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The Issue at Hand Excerpt :

Essays on Buddhist Mindfulness Practice. An inspiring and very accessible compilation of essays and edited talks on the Buddhist practice of mindfulness. As Gil Fronsdal states, "the search for the issue at hand is the search for what is closest at hand, for what is directly seen, heard, smelt, tasted, felt, and cognized in the present." Gil brings the practice of mindfulness not only to formal meditation but to all the varying aspects of every day life.

A Heart Full of Peace Book
Score: 5
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A Heart Full of Peace


  • Author : Joseph Goldstein
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-10-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861715428

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A Heart Full of Peace Excerpt :

Following in the footsteps of two millennia of Buddhist practitioners, author-teacher Joseph Goldstein leads Forest Refuge programs, lengthy retreats in which seekers develop ?the practice of awakening.” A Heart Full of Peace distills those teachings into breezy, entertaining lessons on peacefulness and positivity that all readers can learn from and enjoy. Like the songlines that bring sacred aboriginal paths to life, Goldstein's evocative words bring the concept of metta, or loving kindness, to life for Western readers. Grounded in the basic trainings of body, speech, and mind, this mini-retreat is illuminated by the kind of humor and personal insights that inspire even seasoned travelers, while pithy practice guidelines keep the journey on track.

Meditation on Perception Book

Meditation on Perception


  • Author : Henepola Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-06-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614291053

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Meditation on Perception Excerpt :

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.