Breathe, You Are Alive : The Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing

Breathe, You Are Alive : The Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing

by Thich Nhat Hanh
     
 

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According to the Buddha’s teaching in the Anapanasati Sutra, maintaining awareness of our breathing is a means of awakening to the true nature of all things and arriving at spiritual liberation. Breathe, You Are Alive outlines 16 exercises of conscious breathing that were taught by the Buddha, together with commentaries and further exercises for…  See more details below

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According to the Buddha’s teaching in the Anapanasati Sutra, maintaining awareness of our breathing is a means of awakening to the true nature of all things and arriving at spiritual liberation. Breathe, You Are Alive outlines 16 exercises of conscious breathing that were taught by the Buddha, together with commentaries and further exercises for practicing them every day and in any situation. Thich Nhat Hanh’s insights and explanation give the reader access to the profound nurturance available when we slow down and get in touch with our in-breath and out-breath. He walks the reader through the progression of exercises — from awareness of the physical plane, to the mental and spiritual planes — in a clear and concise manner that is easy to implement. This 20th anniversary edition includes updated commentaries and practices on the awareness of breathing meditation, as well as the author's "Breathing and Walking" Gatha (practice verse) set to music.

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“An essential addition to any Buddhist book collection.”
Midwest Book Review

“An indispensable guide for anyone who wishes to nourish themselves with the peace and joy of a mediation practice."
Karuna

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888375848
Publisher:
Parallax Press
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Edition description:
20th Anniversary Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
519,026
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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