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Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond: A Mediator’s Handbook [Ajahn Brahm, Peter Wickham] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Meditation: It’s. In Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond, self-described meditation junkie Ajahn Brahm shares his knowledge and experience of the jhanas – a core part of the. Written by Ajahn Brahm, Audiobook narrated by Peter Wickham. Sign-in to download and listen to this audiobook today! First time visiting Audible? Get this book.

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I am sorry to say this, but this is worst case of bad translation, blatant conflation and loose juggling of Pali terms and logic that I have ever come across, and it should not have happened. OVER-reliance on jhana is not a good thing, if it can create such subtle attachment to views and blind-spots blisa understanding. The best from Ajahn Brahm The best book on meditation ever.

The ignoring of non-jhanic paths results in some gross inconsistencies in his presentation of enlightenment esp.

Meditation for whatever stage you are at. He projects both energetic conviction and calm equanimity. Blis Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

In simple and straightforward language, Bhante Gunaratana shares the Buddha’s teachings on mindfulness and how we can use these principles to improve our daily lives, deepen our mindfulness, and move closer to our spiritual goals. See all 84 reviews. Full of mindvulness, delightfully goofy humor, and entertaining stories that inspire, instruct, and illuminate, Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond will encourage those new to meditation, and give a shot in the arm to more experienced practitioners as well.

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He’s fun to read, though perhaps a little fundamentalist, no? Both seem capable of delivering the supramundane fruits if practiced correctly.

Ajaun a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sometimes it comes naturally to the surface when we are fully in the present moment and no longer lost in thought or mental projections.

A must for every Meditator on this Planet! If you are interested in meditation, I recommend this book. Apr 19, Kathy Ridges rated it it was amazing.


I have bought this book several times and have sent those copies to my close friends. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. This book is a trip. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. In a time rife with so much false dhamma and obfusc A ‘lion of the dhamma’, Ajahn Brahm stands at the vanguard of authentic Buddhist practitioners, and is spreading mmindfulness truth of meditation as taught by the Buddha and the place of samadhi jhana in the noble eightfold path.

And jhanic bliss is real and attainable even for lay people.

How Meditation Works By: Shinzen Young Narrated by: The bad reviews may be due to the fact that it does dive into deep meditation stages that the average reader may have not experienced. Based on the classic Satipatthana Sutta, one of the most succinct yet rich explanations of meditation, Bhante’s presentation is nonetheless thoroughly modern.

Actually, the relevant passage of the sutta states: He gets into very deep meditative states and explains how anyone who wants to reach those same states of immense calm can do the same. Anam Thubten, Sharon Roe Narrated by: It contains everything from his video taped meditation retreats laid out in an organized and in-depth way.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Sep 15, Louis rated it it was amazing. Meditation is great – but it’s not what Buddhist practice is all about. Whilst still in his years as a junior monk, he was asked to undertake the compilation of an English-language guide to the Buddhist monastic code – the Vinaya – which later became the basis for monastic discipline in many Theravadan monasteries in Western countries.

Raising the bar for those serious about their practice, he scolds those who would ‘dumb-down’ nibbana and challenges us to reach for the ultimate happiness. The Best Books of Bhante Henepola Gunarantana Narrated by: He says “I don’t know”. Showing of 84 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.


Readers seeking a sure guide to ‘the bliss better than sex’ will find it in this wonderful book.

Mindfulness Bliss and Beyond : A Meditator’s Handbook

Blisss books hold that this is no longer possible maybe one in a million, if that, can truly attain these deep absorptions, they say ; other books skirt the issue altogether; while Ajahn Brahm courageously holds that: Satipatthana, if done correctly, leads to the acquisition of Jhana, and by the practice of Jhana Satipatthana will be completed.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Review quote “From the first word meditation to the last ParinibbanaMindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond is riveting, rollicking, and uncompromisingly “real. In the same engaging style that has endeared him to listeners of Mindfulness in Plain EnglishBhante Gunaratana delves deeply into each step of the Buddha’s most profound teaching on bringing an end to suffering: From a less academic standpoint, this book is a great introduction to the path set out in Buddhaghosa’s Visuddhimagga–which can be, to say the l Wnd book ajaun a trip.

There is also the danger that those reading this will ‘strive’ for a result, and thus sabotage their own practice. beyonx

Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond: A Meditator’s Handbook

He is not nearly as warmly embraced by the folks I mentioned above as one might expect given the efficacy of his techniques. While traditional Buddhist philosophy is at the heart of this collection, these thoughtful stories brajm written like playful parables, which are used to launch into a deeper exploration of subjects such as mindfulness, suffering, forgiveness, hope, wisdom, and unconditional love.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Step by step a complicated subject for the modern mind is demystified. I personally skipped these b,iss and will definitely read this book again in the future.