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Bloom: Buddhist Reflections on Serenity and Love

Bloom: Buddhist Reflections on Serenity and Love

by Ajahn Sona


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Bloom is an important collection of teachings and reflections on serenity (samatha) and loving-kindness (metta) meditations, practices that are immensely relevant to these times of uncertainty in all areas of our lives. By cultivating these wise instructions on the meditation cushion, as well as in your everyday life, both beginners and advanced meditators will find Bloom to be an inspiring and practical resource to be visited again and again.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781896559605
Publisher: Sumeru Press Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2020
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Ajahn Sona, the Abbot of Birken Forest Buddhist Monastery in British Columbia, Canada, brings a gentle, intelligent humor to his inspired writings. A Theravadan monk for over 30 years, his compassionate guidance resonates with a deep and insightful understanding of the Buddha's teachings.

Table of Contents


Part I: Serenity

1 As a Child

2 Binoculars Clear and Focused

3 What Benefit

4 Pleasant Abiding

5 Breathing in the Noble Path

6 Abandoning the World

7 Jhana Bodies

8 Due Season

Part II: Love

1 Dive In

2 Be Kind to Yourself

3 The Sun and The Moon

4 Knocking from the Inside

5 The Four Quarters

6 Another Word for Trust

7 A Year of Metta

8 All I Ask of You

9 Opening the Eye


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