The Experience of Insight

The Experience of Insight : A Simple and Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation

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This modern classic on Buddhist meditation will help you further your practice and understanding of foundational Buddhist teachings This modern spiritual classic, presented as a thirty-day meditation retreat taught by Joseph Goldstein, offers timeless practical instructions and real-world advice for practicing meditation--whether walking or sitting in formal practice or engaging in everyday life. Goldstein--a beloved and respected meditation teacher who studied for many years under the guidance of eminent Buddhist teachers from India, Tibet, and Burma--uses the retreat format to explain various basic Buddhist teachings including karma, selflessness, and the four noble truths, while also drawing connections to many different spiritual traditions. Full of clear and practical instruction, The Experience of Insight is the perfect companion for both experienced practitioners and those looking to get into meditation for the first time.
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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 289g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0877732264
  • 9780877732266
  • 159,600

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A modern classic of instruction for the practice of Buddhist meditation.
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Many of us seek the deeper, purer, more esoteric teachings . . . thus, there is an increasing demand for meditation training both as a means and an end. This book is a blessing . . . a highly significant contribution to our growth at this time. from the Introduction by Ram Dass

This attractive volume is in the tradition of Krishnamurti's books and various classics like The Three Pillars of Zen in its strength, clarity, and simplicity. Brain/Mind Bulletin

The Experience of Insight comes about as close to delivering the promise of its title as any written material can. East West Journal

A broad-minded, open-handed invitation to come and experience for oneself the everchanging nature of mind and body. New Age
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"Many of us seek the deeper, purer, more esoteric teachings . . . thus, there is an increasing demand for meditation training both as a means and an end. This book is a blessing . . . a highly significant contribution to our growth at this time."--from the Introduction by Ram Dass "This attractive volume is in the tradition of Krishnamurti's books and various classics like The Three Pillars of Zen in its strength, clarity, and simplicity."--Brain/Mind Bulletin "The Experience of Insight comes about as close to delivering the promise of its title as any written material can."--East West Journal "A broad-minded, open-handed invitation to come and experience for oneself the everchanging nature of mind and body."--New Age
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About Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein began exploring meditation as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand. Following extended meditation retreats with various teachers in India and Burma, including the renowned Buddhist meditation master Anagarika Sri Munindra, he cofounded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. He has taught numerous meditation classes, workshops, and retreats in America and abroad over the last eight years and is one of the founders and primary teachers of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. He is also the author of The Experience of Insight, Insight Meditation, One Dharma and coauthor of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom.
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