Awakening: A Paradigm Shift of the Heart

Awakening: A Paradigm Shift of the Heart

by Rodney Smith


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An amazingly succinct and accessible answer to the question "What is enlightenment?"--from one of America's most prominent teachers of Insight Meditation.

One of today's most highly regarded Insight Meditation teachers describes the process of enlightenment in a way anyone can understand--demonstrating in clear language why we operate with the illusion of separation, how we can move out of it to the realization of emptiness and no-self, and how we can live from that state of awakening.  He provides brief, powerful exercises that enable us to challenge the reality of our thoughts in order free ourselves from the illusion they keep us bound to, all the while steering us away from the temptation to regard spiritual practice as a process of self-improvement or a goal to be obtained.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611801262
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 03/11/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

RODNEY SMITH is the founding and guiding teacher of the Seattle Insight Meditation Society and a guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. He leads classes and  retreats regularly throughout the United States. He is also the author of Lessons from the Dying and Stepping Out of Self-Deception

Table of Contents

1. In Search of the Essence
2. Consensus Paradigm and Abstract Thought
3. The Divided Mind
4. Governing Laws of the Formless Paradigm
5. Comparing Strategies: Adaptation and Surrender
6. Crossing the Divide
7. The Buddhist Continuum: Suffering and the End of Suffering
8. Other Continuums
9. The Discerning Power of Awareness
10. The Principles of Practice
11. The Applications of Practice
12. A Paradigm's Shift Toward the Heart
13. Living Non-Separation

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