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Breathe, You are Alive!

Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Parallax
 | 
July, 2008
ISBN:
9781888375848
Quantity: 
2
$22.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

In this new edition of the Buddha’s most important and basic teachings on meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh presents three translations of The Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing (Anapanasati) from the Pali and the Chinese. In his commentaries, Thich Nhat Hanh outlines the methods of conscious breathing taught by the Buddha and offers exercises for practicing them today. These commentaries give the reader access to the profound nourishment available when we slow down and get in touch with our in-breath and our out-breath.

This 20th-Anniversary Edition includes updated commentaries and practices on the awareness of breathing meditation, as well as the author’s “Breathing and Walking” Gatha (practice verse) set to music.

 “I am breathing in and making my whole body calm and at peace.” It is like drinking a cool glass of lemonade on a hot day and feeling your body become cool inside. When you breathe in, the air enters your body and calms all the cells of your body... This is the key to meditation. Breathing brings the sweet joy of meditation to you. You become joyful, fresh, and tolerant, and everyone around you will benefit.

“...an indispensable guide for anyone who wishes to nourish themselves with the peace of joy and meditation practice.” —Karuna

Among Nhat Hanh’s many books are Peace is Every Step and Walking Meditation.

Publisher’s Description: 

According to the Buddha's teaching in the Anapanasati Sutra, maintaining awareness of our breathing is a means of awakening to the true nature of all things and arriving at spiritual liberation. "Breathe, You Are Alive" outlines 16 exercises of conscious breathing that were taught by the Buddha, together with commentaries and further exercises for practicing them every day and in any situation. Thich Nhat Hanh's insights and explanation give the reader access to the profound nurturance available when we slow down and get in touch with our in-breath and out-breath. He walks the reader through the progression of exercises -- from awareness of the physical plane, to the mental and spiritual planes -- in a clear and concise manner that is easy to implement. This 20th anniversary edition includes updated commentaries and practices on the awareness of breathing meditation, as well as the author's "Breathing and Walking" Gatha (practice verse) set to music.According to the Buddhas teaching in the Anapanasati Sutra, maintaining awareness of our breathing is a means of awakening to the true nature of all things and arriving at spiritual liberation.Breathe, You Are Aliveoutlines 16 exercises of conscious breathing that were taught by the Buddha, together with commentaries and further exercises for practicing them every day and in any situation. Thich Nhat Hanhs insights and explanation give the reader access to the profound nurturance available when we slow down and get in touch with our in-breath and out-breath. He walks the reader through the progression of exercises from awareness of the physical plane, to the mental and spiritual planes in a clear and concise manner that is easy to implement. This 20th anniversary edition includes updated commentaries and practices on the awareness of breathing meditation, as well as the author's "Breathing and Walking" Gatha (practice verse) set to music.

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