The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English

by Henepola Gunaratana


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614290384
Publisher: Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date: 08/14/2012
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 471,429
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Bhante Gunaratana was ordained at the age of twelve as a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka, earned his PhD in philosophy from The American University, and has led meditation retreats, taught Buddhism, and lectured widely throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana is the president of the Bhavana Society in High View, West Virginia, where he lives.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction 1

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness Sutta 11

Part I Mindfulness of the Body

1 Breath 17

2 Four Postures 29

3 Clear Comprehension 43

4 Parts and Elements 57

5 Death and Impermanence 69

Part II Mindfulness of Feelings

6 Sensations and Emotions 81

7 Harmful and Beneficial Feelings 91

Part III Mindfulness of Mind

8 Mind and Consciousness 105

9 Mental States 113

Part IV Mindfulness of Dhamma

10 Hindrances 125

11 Clinging and the Fetters 135

12 Factors of Enlightenment 147

13 Four Truths and Eight Steps 159

Glossary 167

Index 173

More Books from Wisdom Publications Bhante Gunaratana 180

About the Author 182

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