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Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English : An Introductory Guide to Deeper States of Meditation

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"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 life of insight and unshakeable peace.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
  • Wisdom Publications,U.S.
  • Somerville, United States
  • English
  • 0861715292
  • 9780861715299
  • 52,344

About Bhikkhu Henepola Gunaratana

Bhante Gunaratana was ordained at the age of twelve as a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka, earned his PhD in philosophy from The American University, and has led meditation retreats, taught Buddhism, and lectured widely throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana is the president of the Bhavana Society in High View, West Virginia, where he lives.show more

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"Bhante Gunaratana writes with such clarity that we are drawn in to taste stillness and joy even as we read. An inspiring book!"--Guy Armstrong, senior teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Centershow more

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