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Being Nobody, Going Nowhere: Meditations on the Buddhist Path

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Being Nobody, Going Nowhere is the winner of the Christmas Humphreys Award for Best Introductory Buddhist Book. In this new edition of her classic best-selling book, Ayya Khema gives clear, practical instruction on meditation and techniques for overcoming counterproductive mental habits and beliefs. Through the simple practices detailed here, one can develop deeper insight, a sense of calm well-being, and a greater capacity to love and feel loved on a daily basis. This incredible book also includes an eloquent, sparklingly lucid outline of the Buddhist path that can be understood and enjoyed by everyone.

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Techniques for developing meditative insight and compassion, written with pure sincerity by a Western Buddhist nun.

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In this lucid classic, beloved teacher Ayya Khema introduces the reader to the essence of the Buddhist path. She addresses the how and why of meditation, providing a clear framework for understanding the nature of karma and rebirth and the entirety of the eightfold path. With specific, practical advice Ayya Khema illuminates the practices of compassion and sympathetic joy and offers forthright guidance in working with the hindrances that we all encounter in meditation. Few introductory books are both simple and profound. Being Nobody, Going Nowhere is both.

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Meditations on the Buddhist path.

About the Author

Born in Berlin in 1923 to Jewish parents, Ayya Khema was educated in Scotland and China and later emigrated to the United States. The author of twenty-five books, she was ordained as a nun in Sri Lanka in 1979 and established several Buddhist centers, including Wat Buddha Dhamma in Australia, Parapuddua Nun's Island in Sri Lanka, and Buddha Haus in Germany. In 1987 she coordinated the first-ever International Conference of Buddhist Nuns. She passed away in 1997.Zoketsu Norman Fischer is a Zen priest and abbot, a husband, father, poet, and a teacher with wide-ranging interests and passions. Norman retired as abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center in 2000. He continues his involvement with the Center as a senior dharma teacher. In 2000 he founded the Everyday Zen Foundation, a network of Zen (and other) groups and partnerships dedicated to sharing the Zen teaching and practice widely in the world (<>). He works with conflict resolution professionals, Google engineers, lawyers, caretakers for the dying, and many others to bring meditation practice to bear on the lives we are actually living every day. He continues his active practice of writing dharma books, essays, and, especially, poetry. His most recent collection is Conflict. Norman lives overlooking the sea at Muir Beach, California, with his wife, Kathie, who is a science teacher and scuba diver. They have two grown sons and a grandson.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780861711987
Foreword:
Fischer, Zoketsu Norman
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications (MA)
Foreword by:
Fischer, Zoketsu Norman
Foreword:
Fischer, Zoketsu Norman
Author:
Khema, Ayya
Author:
Fischer, Zoketsu Norman
Author:
Khema
Location:
Boston, MA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Meditation
Subject:
Inspirational - General
Subject:
Spiritual life -- Buddhism.
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Subject:
Meditation
Subject:
Religion-Eastern - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Third edition
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 560
Publication Date:
19870631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 10.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Techniques for developing meditative insight and compassion, written with pure sincerity by a Western Buddhist nun.
"Synopsis" by , In this lucid classic, beloved teacher Ayya Khema introduces the reader to the essence of the Buddhist path. She addresses the how and why of meditation, providing a clear framework for understanding the nature of karma and rebirth and the entirety of the eightfold path. With specific, practical advice Ayya Khema illuminates the practices of compassion and sympathetic joy and offers forthright guidance in working with the hindrances that we all encounter in meditation. Few introductory books are both simple and profound. Being Nobody, Going Nowhere is both.
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