Voices of Insight

Voices of Insight

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by Sharon Salzberg
     
 

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In this anthology, leading Western teachers of Buddhism share their personal experiences on the path of insight meditation; their understanding of the basic teachings of the Buddha; the lessons they've learned in their training with their own teachers; and some good advice on following the Buddha Dharma in everyday situations of work, family, and service.

Overview

In this anthology, leading Western teachers of Buddhism share their personal experiences on the path of insight meditation; their understanding of the basic teachings of the Buddha; the lessons they've learned in their training with their own teachers; and some good advice on following the Buddha Dharma in everyday situations of work, family, and service.

Contributors include:

  • Jack
    Kornfield
  • Sharon
    Salzberg
  • Larry
    Rosenberg
  • Sylvia
    Boorstein
  • Christopher
    Titmuss
  • Joseph
    Goldstein
  • Steve
    Armstrong
  • Narayan
    Liebenson Grady
  • Bhante
    Gunaratana
  • Gavin
    Harrison
  • Kamala
    Masters
  • Michele
    McDonald-Smith
  • Rodney
    Smith
  • Steven
    Smith
  • Ajahn
    Sumedho
  • Carol
    Wilson
  • Christina
    Feldman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834825581
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/18/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,090,005
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Sharon Salzberg is one of America's leading spiritual teachers and authors. A practitioner of Buddhist meditation for over thirty years, she is a co-founder of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and the Insight Meditation Society, and she directs meditation retreats throughout the United States and abroad.

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Voices of Insight 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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The chapters of this book are authored by many different meditation teachers and most of them are native to the United States. These born-Americans practiced in India, Japan, Thailand, etc., and became certified Buddhist teachers and then came back to the U.S. to teach. It has been said that Buddhism is transformed by every country it inhabits, and in Voices of Insight, we get a pretty good look at what Buddhism transforms into when it arrives in twenty-first-century America. It¿s really quite something: practical, profound, and intelligent. Because of the way this book was written, it will not only enhance your meditation practice, it can serve as an excellent primer on basic Buddhism. You¿ll get a good history of Siddhartha Gotama, you¿ll learn what nirvana and samsara are, and you¿ll get a clear understanding of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. An excellent chapter by Joseph Goldstein on the art and science of meditation gave me the most understandable explanation I¿ve ever gotten about what meditation is for and exactly what to do while meditating. I think that chapter alone is worth the price of the book. I believe Voices of Insight will help you improve your practice in important ways. It is enjoyable to read and it is interesting, but more important, it has practical value. I'm the author of the book, Self-Help Stuff That Works, so I'm what you might call an expert on what is really helpful versus what only sounds good, and Voices of Insight is not only illuminating, it is applicable and truly helpful.