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The fruit of some twenty years' experience leading Buddhist meditation retreats, this book touches on a wide range of topics raised repeatedly by mediators and includes favorite stories, key Buddhist teachings, and answers to most-asked questions.

Based on more than 20 years' worth of experience leading Buddhist meditation retreats, Goldstein touches on a wide range of topics raised repeatedly by his students--whether beginniners attending their first weekend course...

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Overview

The fruit of some twenty years' experience leading Buddhist meditation retreats, this book touches on a wide range of topics raised repeatedly by mediators and includes favorite stories, key Buddhist teachings, and answers to most-asked questions.

Based on more than 20 years' worth of experience leading Buddhist meditation retreats, Goldstein touches on a wide range of topics raised repeatedly by his students--whether beginniners attending their first weekend course or seasoned practitioners on a three-month course.

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Goldstein, a teacher of meditation, writes a practical series of essays on Buddhist meditation for Americans. He discusses ``the path,'' how to follow it, getting rid of distractions, transformation and selflessness, as well as loving kindness and daily Dharma in ordinary life. Goldstein's 20 years of experience in leading Buddhist retreats render this a wise and mature book of interest not only to Western Buddhists but also to others open to learning about Buddhist practice and insight into the interconnectedness of all life. Goldstein's examples, from tradition and contemporary practice to Nintendo and a Marcel Marceau mime act, make the book a delight to read and ponder. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570620256
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/20/1994
  • Series: Shambhala Dragon Editions Series
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Goldstein began exploring meditation as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand. Following extended meditation retreats with various teachers in India and Burma, including the renowned Buddhist meditation master Anagarika Sri Munindra, he cofounded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. He has taught numerous meditation classes, workshops, and retreats in America and abroad over the last eight years and is one of the founders and primary teachers of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. He is also the author of The Experience of Insight , Insight Meditation , One Dharma and coauthor of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom.

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