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Mindfulness

A Practical Guide to Awakening
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
March, 2016
ISBN:
9781622036059
In stock now: 
5
$27.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Joseph Goldstein, a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts, is one of the honoured pioneers in bringing the heart of the Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. As Stephen Levine has said, “America is damn lucky there is a Joseph. He has shepherded Western Buddhism in his ever-expanding teachings.” Mindfulness is Joseph’s long-hoped-for, in-depth book. In a way, he’s “written the book” on mindfulness!

The mind contains the seeds of its own awakening—seeds that we can cultivate to bring forth the fruits of a life lived consciously. With Mindfulness, Joseph Goldstein shares the wisdom of his four decades of teaching and practice in a book that will serve as a lifelong companion for anyone committed to mindful living and the realization of inner freedom.

Goldstein's source teaching is the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha’s legendary discourse on the four foundations of mindfulness that became the basis for the many types of Vipassana (or insight meditation) found today. Exquisite in detail yet wholly accessible and relevant for the modern student, Mindfulness takes us through a profound study of:

  • Ardency, clear knowing, mindfulness, and concentration—how to develop these four qualities of mind essential for walking the path wisely
  • The Satipatthana refrain—how deeply contemplating the four foundations of mindfulness opens us to bare knowing and continuity of mindfulness
  • Mindfulness of the body, including the breath, postures, activities, and physical characteristics
  • Mindfulness of feelings—how the experience of our sense perceptions influences our inner and outer worlds
  • Mindfulness of mind—learning to recognize skillful and unskillful states of mind and thought
  • Mindfulness of dhammas (or categories of experience), including the Five Hindrances, the Six Sense Spheres, the Seven Factors of Awakening, and much more.

There is a wealth of meaning and nuance in the experience of mindfulness that can enrich our lives in unimagined ways,” writes Goldstein. In Mindfulness are the tools to inspire you to mine these riches for yourself.

Also by Joseph Goldstein: One Dharma.

Publisher’s Description: 

The topic of mindfulness is becoming ever more popularand for in-depth guidance rooted in the Buddhas original teachings on the subject, Joseph Goldsteins Mindfulness stands alone. Now available in paperback, this exquisitely detailed and eminently practical work illuminates the Satipatthana Suttathe Buddhas legendary discourse on the four foundations of mindful living.

Whether its in business, education, medicine, or politicswherever we apply the principles of mindfulness, benefits emerge. Yet its original purpose has remained throughout the centuries: spiritual development and, ultimately, enlightenment. In Mindfulness, Joseph Goldstein shares the wisdom of four decades of teaching and study in a book to serve as a lifelong companion for anyone committed to mindful living and the realization of inner freedom.

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