La Practica de la Atencion Plena en Nuestra Vida Cotidiana: Caminando Por la Senda del Buda

La Practica de la Atencion Plena en Nuestra Vida Cotidiana: Caminando Por la Senda del Buda

by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
     
 

In a straightforward and engaging style, this masterful text on meditation delves deeply into each step of the Buddha's most profound teaching on bringing an end to suffering: the Noble Eightfold Path. With generous and specific advice, it offers skillful ways to handle anger, find one's livelihood, and cultivate loving friendliness in relationships with

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In a straightforward and engaging style, this masterful text on meditation delves deeply into each step of the Buddha's most profound teaching on bringing an end to suffering: the Noble Eightfold Path. With generous and specific advice, it offers skillful ways to handle anger, find one's livelihood, and cultivate loving friendliness in relationships with parents, children, and partners, as well as tools to overcome all the mental hindrances that prevent happiness. Ideal for experienced meditators or those who are only just beginning to practice mindfulness, this gentle and down-to-earth guide will help bring the heart of the Buddha's teachings into every aspect of one's life.
 
En un estilo ameno y agradable, este texto sobre la meditación desenvuelve cada etapa de una de las más profundas enseñanzas del Buda para evitar el sufrimiento: el sendero noble de ocho pasos. Con consejos prácticos y generosos, ofrece diversas maneras para manejar la ira, encontrar una vida plena y cultivar relaciones de amistad y amor con los padres, hijos y en pareja. También ofrece ayuda para sobrepasar los obstáculos mentales que evitan la felicidad. Es ideal para novatos que buscan una introducción a la meditación al igual que para practicantes más avanzados.

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"In the books for Buddhist beginners that now crowd the shelves it is common to find explications of the faith's various tenets serving to structure and sometimes to title the works. Typically then, in Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness, Gunaratana, who is the Buddhist chaplain at American University and the president of the Bhavana Society in the Shenandoah Valley of West Virginia, delves into the "Eightfold Path" of understanding, thinking, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness and concentration. Each chapter devoted to these efforts explains the wisdom of these skillful pursuits and then closes with a "key points" list to summarize highlights. This work is best suited to readers who are very new to Buddhism or who want a taste of the tradition served in a thoroughly American style. Gunaratana (Mindfulness in Plain English) writes in a very simple form and uses highly accessible illustrations to teach. For example, "Even though unskillful deeds may bring temporary happiness when, for example, a drug dealer is pleased with his shiny new car the Buddha pointed out that wrong actions always lead to harm." Though this book is too elemental for most devoted practitioners and does not particularly distinguish itself among the many of its ilk, it may find a useful berth where many voices and versions are generally desirable."
Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789688608104
Publisher:
Editorial Pax Mexico
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author


Bhante Henepola Gunaratana was ordained as a Buddhist monk at the age of 12. He lectures and leads meditation retreats around the world. He is the abbot of the Bhavana Society monastery in West Virginia.

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