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Mindfulness in Plain English: 20TH Anniversary Edition (11 Edition)
Mindfulness in Plain English: 20TH Anniversary Edition (11 Edition)
by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
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With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people read, love, and share - a... (read more)

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Being Dharma: The Essence of the Buddha's Teachings
Being Dharma: The Essence of the Buddha's Teachings
by Ajahn Chah
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Chah offers a thorough exploration of Theravadan Buddhism in a gentle, sometimes humorous, style that makes the reader feel as though he or she is being entertained by a story. He emphasizes the path to freedom from emotional and psychological suffering... (read more)

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Being Nobody Going Nowhere: Meditations on the Buddhist Path
Being Nobody Going Nowhere: Meditations on the Buddhist Path
by Ayya Khema
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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... (read more)

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Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English: An Introductory Guide to Deeper States of Meditation
Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English: An Introductory Guide to Deeper States of Meditation
by Bhante H Gunaratana
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Countless people worldlwide have made Mindfulness in Plain English a beloved and bestselling classic in almost a dozen languages. Now after nearly two decades, Bhante helps meditators of every stripe take their mindfulness practice to the next level... (read more)

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Mindfulness in Plain English ((Rev)02 Edition)
Mindfulness in Plain English ((Rev)02 Edition)
by Bhante H. Gunaratana
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This step-by-step guide to Insight Meditation is truly practical and direct. This new edition includes the complete text of its best selling predecessor and a new chapter on loving-kindness, an especially important subject in today's fractious world.... (read more)

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Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?: Inspiring Stories for Welcoming Life's Difficulties
Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?: Inspiring Stories for Welcoming Life's Difficulties
by Ajahn Brahm
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The 108 pieces in the international bestseller Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? offer thoughtful commentary on everything from love and commitment to fear and pain. Drawing from his own life experience, as well as traditional Buddhist folk tales... (read more)

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Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree: The Buddha's Teaching on Voidness
Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree: The Buddha's Teaching on Voidness
by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
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Clear and simple teachings on voidness and living an ethical life. In Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree, Buddhadasa Bhikkhu presents in simple language the philosophy of voidness, or sunnata, that lies at the heart of the Buddhism. By carefully tying voidness... (read more)

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Meditation on Perception: Ten Healing Practices to Cultivate Mindfulness
Meditation on Perception: Ten Healing Practices to Cultivate Mindfulness
by Bhante Gunaratana
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Use the unique Buddhist practice of meditation on perception, as taught by the best-selling author of Mindfulness in Plain English, to learn how shifting your perspective can transform mental and physical health. Perception—one of the basic... (read more)

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Mindfulness in Plain English
Mindfulness in Plain English
by Henepola Gunaratana
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If you can't go on a walk without your cell phone; if being away from your desk causes serious e-mail anxiety; if you can't go more than a few hours without checking your messages, then you might need this book. Despite the marvels of technology, being... (read more)

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State of Mind Called Beautiful (06 Edition)
State of Mind Called Beautiful (06 Edition)
by Pandita
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In The State of Mind Called Beautiful, Burmese meditation master Sayadaw U Pandita lays out the breadth, depth, and wealth of the Theravadan tradition of Buddhism. U Pandita begins with the basic guidelines of Buddhism, and moves on to various practices:... (read more)

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Sons of the Buddha: The Early Lives of Three Extraordinary Thai Masters
Sons of the Buddha: The Early Lives of Three Extraordinary Thai Masters
by Kamala Tiyavanich
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A thrilling spiritual biography--or rather, three in one--Sons of the Buddha is an excellently written, transcendent account of an all-but-lost Thailand and the early lives of three of its most prominent Buddhist teachers. Filled with lively anecdotes... (read more)

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Turning the Wheel of Truth: Commentary on the Buddha's First Teaching
Turning the Wheel of Truth: Commentary on the Buddha's First Teaching
by Ajahn Sucitto
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Buddhist teachings like the eightfold path, the four noble truths, and karma pervade Buddhist literature—but how often do we read what the Buddha himself had to say about these topics? Here is an accessible look at the Buddha’s First... (read more)

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Lessons of the Lotus: Practical Spiritual Teachings of a Traveling Buddhist Monk
Lessons of the Lotus: Practical Spiritual Teachings of a Traveling Buddhist Monk
by Bhante Wimala
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A guide for people who are searching for spirituality, Lessons of the Lotus helps readers find their individual paths by exploring the nature of spirituality with ways of making it relevant to their daily lives. These ways include specific meditations... (read more)

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In This Very Life: The Liberation Teachings of the Buddha (Revised)
In This Very Life: The Liberation Teachings of the Buddha (Revised)
by Sayadaw U. Pandita
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A clear guide to meditation leading to complete freedom from suffering, as described by the Buddha.... (read more)

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The Art of Disappearing: Buddha's Path to Lasting Joy
The Art of Disappearing: Buddha's Path to Lasting Joy
by Ajahn Brahm
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Whether mere bumps in the road or genuine crises, we live in a world of unwanted events that no willpower can prevent. In The Art of Disappearing, Ajahn Brahm helps us learn to abandon the headwind of false expectations and follow instead the Buddha's... (read more)

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Letters from the Dhamma Brothers: Meditation Behind Bars
Letters from the Dhamma Brothers: Meditation Behind Bars
by Jenny Phillips
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Through intimate letters, interviews, and stories, this narrative reveals the impact that a life-changing retreat had on a group of inmates at the highest level maximum-security state prison in Alabama. The 38 participants in the first-ever intensive... (read more)

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Food for the Heart: The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah
Food for the Heart: The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah
by Ajahn Chah
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Renowned for the beauty and simplicity of his teachings, Chah was Thailand's best-known meditation teacher. This collection brings together for the first time Chah's most powerful teachings, including those on meditation, liberation from suffering... (read more)

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Swallowing the River Ganges: A Practice Guide to the Path of Purification
Swallowing the River Ganges: A Practice Guide to the Path of Purification
by Matthew Flickstein
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An invaluable roadmap for anyone who meditates, Swallowing the River Ganges is a comprehensive practice guide to the "great treatise" of Theravadan Buddhism, the "path of purification" (Visuddhimagga). Written in the fifth century, this encyclopedic... (read more)

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The Bodhi Tree Grows in L.A.: Tales of a Buddhist Monk in America
The Bodhi Tree Grows in L.A.: Tales of a Buddhist Monk in America
by Bhante Wa Piyananda
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Truth is regularly stranger than fiction for the abbot of a Buddhist temple in the far-from-tranquil inner city of Los Angeles, California. Whether he is talking a dangerously unbalanced man out of buying a gun, confronting a naked woman in his... (read more)

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I Give You My Life (00 Edition)
I Give You My Life (00 Edition)
by Khema
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Ayya Khema (1923-1997) was the first Western woman to become a Theravadan Buddhist nun. As such, she has served as a model and inspiration for women from all the Buddhist traditions who have sought to revive the practice of women's monasticism in modern... (read more)

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