- Mindfulness In Plain English -
From the introduction:
subject of this book is Vipassana meditation practice. Repeat,
practice. This is a meditation manual, a nuts-and-bolts, step-by-step
guide to Insight meditation. It is meant to be practical.
It is meant for use.
are already many comprehensive books on Buddhism as a philosophy,
and on the theoretical aspects of Buddhist meditation. If
you are interested in that material we urge you to read those
books. Many of them are excellent. This book is a 'How to.'
It is written for those who actually want to meditate and
especially for those who want to start now.
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...(Meditation: Why Should I Bother?)
Chapter 2 ...(What
...(What Meditation Is)
To Do With Your Body), General Rules, Clothing, Traditional
7 ...(What To Do With Your Mind)
Chapter 8 ...(Structuring
Your Meditation), Where To Sit, When To Sit, How Long To Sit
9 ...(Set up Exercises), The Threefold Guidance, Universal
10 ...(Dealing With Problems)
Chapter 11 ...(Dealing
With Distractions, I)
Chapter 12 ...(Dealing
with Distractions, II)
Chapter 13 ...(Mindfulness
Chapter 14 ...(Mindfulness
Chapter 15 ...(Meditation in
Chapter 16 ...(What's
in It for You)
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Henepola Gunaratana by © 2002 Steven F Radzikowski