Breath by Breath

Breath by Breath : The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation

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A "wonderfully accessible" interpretation of the Buddha's teachings on breathwork in meditation, from a leading insight meditation teacher (Joseph Goldstein, author of The Experience of Insight) 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 own teaching on cultivating both tranquility and deep insight through the full awareness of breathing. In this book, Larry Rosenberg brings this timeless meditation method to modern practitioners, using the insights gained from his many years of practice and teaching. With wisdom, compassion, and humor, he shows how the practice of breath awareness is quietly, profoundly transformative--and supremely practical: if you're breathing, you've already got everything you need to start.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 153 x 228 x 18mm | 369g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 1590301366
  • 9781590301364
  • 54,339

Review Text

Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are literally as near to us as our own breath. This is the 2,500-year-old good news contained in the Anapanasati Sutra, the Buddha's own teaching on cultivating both tranquility and deep insight through the full awareness of breathing. Larry Rosenberg brings this timeless meditation method to life for people today, using the insights gained from his many years of practice and teaching. He shows how the practice of breath awareness is quietly, profoundly transformative--and also supremely practical: if you're breathing, you've already got everything you need to start.
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"Rosenberg illuminates this meditative path in clear enlivened writing. A guide worthy of consulting many times."-- ForeWord "A book of delicious simplicity and revolutionary wisdom. These are some of the clearest teachings on mindfulness you will find."--Jack Kornfield, author of A Path With Heart "Reading this book is like having a warm, wise friend take you by the hand to guide you through the Buddha's classical instructions, making them truly accessible. It is a treasure for both beginning and advanced students."--Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Faith
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About Larry Rosenberg

Larry Rosenberg is founder and resident teacher of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a guiding teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. He is the author of Breath by Breath, Three Steps to Awakening, and Living in the Light of Death.
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665 ratings
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4 35% (236)
3 11% (75)
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