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The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation.

Author: Arinna Weisman; Jean Smith
Publisher: New York : Wisdom Publications, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this informative introduction to insight meditation, Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith combine clear explanations of the Buddha's teachings on freedom and happiness with their own personal stories that highlight challenges and insights from their practice. The authors offer advice about going on retreat, as well as help in choosing a teacher and a sangha (practice community). Any newcomer to insight meditation can  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Weisman, Arinna.
Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation.
New York : Wisdom Publications, ©2010
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arinna Weisman; Jean Smith
ISBN: 9780861719211 0861719212
OCLC Number: 693761861
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents: Contents; Preface; chapter 1 The Possibility of Change:A Cinderella Story; chapter 2 Meditation: The Path to Transforming Our Lives; chapter 3 Difficulties in Meditation--and Life; chapter 4 The Buddha's BasicTeachings:The Four Noble Truths; chapter 5 The Eightfold Path:Wisdom; chapter 6 The Eightfold Path:Morality; chapter 7 The Eightfold Path:Mental Discipline; chapter 8 Living Practice and the Divine Abodes; chapter 9 Our Guides and Supports:Teachers, Sanghas, and Retreats; chapter 10 The 2,500-Year Journey; chapter 11 Frequently Asked Questions; epilogue; Selected Texts. Suggestions for Further ReadingInsight Meditation Centers and Resources; Glossary of Selected Terms in Buddhism; Acknowledgments; Index; About the Authors.

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In this informative introduction to insight meditation, Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith combine clear explanations of the Buddha's teachings on freedom and happiness with their own personal stories that highlight challenges and insights from their practice. The authors offer advice about going on retreat, as well as help in choosing a teacher and a sangha (practice community). Any newcomer to insight meditation can get started right away with this enormously practical book that covers every aspect of the teachings beginners need to know.

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