Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation

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Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are immediately within our grasp—literally as close to us as our own breath. This is the 2,500-year-old good news contained in the Anapanasati Sutra , the Buddha's teaching on cultivating both tranquility and deep insight through full awareness of breathing. In this book, Larry Rosenberg brings this timeless meditation method to life. Using the insights gained from his many years of practice and teaching, he makes insight meditation ...
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Overview

Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are immediately within our grasp—literally as close to us as our own breath. This is the 2,500-year-old good news contained in the Anapanasati Sutra , the Buddha's teaching on cultivating both tranquility and deep insight through full awareness of breathing. In this book, Larry Rosenberg brings this timeless meditation method to life. Using the insights gained from his many years of practice and teaching, he makes insight meditation practice accessible to modern practitioners.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Rosenberg illuminates this meditative path in clear enlivened writing. A guide worthy of consulting many times."— ForeWord

"A book of delicious simplicity and revolutionary wisdom. These are some of the clearest teachings on mindfulness you will find."—Jack Kornfield, author of A Path With Heart

"Reading this book is like having a warm, wise friend take you by the hand to guide you through the Buddha's classical instructions, making them truly accessible. It is a treasure for both beginning and advanced students."—Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Faith

Howard Rheingold
The essence of meditation on the breath as set forth by Buddha 2500 years ago enabled me to break the typical habit of getting attached to a negative emotion and replaying it over and over. Remembering to live in the present, and refrain from getting attached to transitory phenomena like our thoughts, emotions, and bodies. This technique works, and this book is the best explanation I've found about why and how it works.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590301364
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/9/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 418,579
  • Product dimensions: 5.91 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Rosenberg is founder and resident teacher of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a guiding teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
A Note on Terminology
Introduction: Finding My Way 1
1 Breathing with the Body 10
2 Breathing with Feelings 51
3 Breathing with the Mind 80
4 Breathing with Wisdom 112
5 The Condensed Method: Breathing with the Way Things Are 149
6 Breathing with Daily Life 159
7 Breathing into Silence 183
App The Anapanasati Sutra 198
Glossary 209
Bibliography 213
Resources 215
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  • Posted June 23, 2011

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    Wonderful Introduction to Meditation

    I have greatly enjoyed this book as a beginner to meditation. It is well written and I highly recommend it to others.

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  • Posted February 1, 2009

    A book for everyone

    This is a great book for anyone who wants to learn about the practice of meditation. This book does a good job of explaining the basic process of meditation along with how to take this process into everyday life. It offers a simple and relaxed method to understand and live meditation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2008

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    This book about Vipassana meditation is so much more than a 'how-to' book. It gently and clearly describes the philosophy behind the meditation practice, and how to overcome one's stumbling blocks in doing the meditation. It's one of my favorites.

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