Mindfulness in Plain English

Mindfulness in Plain English Review

Author Bhante Gunaratana, a renowned meditation master, takes us step by step through the myths, realities, and benefits of meditation and the practice of mindfulness. This expanded edition includes the complete text of its predecessor along with a new chapter on cultivating loving kindness. For anyone who is new to meditation, this is a great resource for learning how to live a more productive and peaceful life.

Title:Mindfulness in Plain English
Edition Language:English

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    Mindfulness in Plain English Reviews

  • Sean

    I expected an exceptional guide to meditation and was surprised to find the book also contained strong, clearly articulated reasons for cultivating mindfulness. This is the best, most concise book on ...

  • Marcus

    No review, just quotes. Each of the following paragraphs are direct quotes, in the order they are found in the text. The book is freely available online.We have taken a flowing vortex of thought, feel...

  • Tuyet

    Still know that the best way to understand mindfulness and meditation is just by the very act of meditation itself, yet reading this book gave the great understanding of Buddha's teaching. In Vietnam,...

  • Saeah

     “We are simply not paying enough attention to notice that we are not paying attention.” I have a meticulous system for taking notes when I read, but it didn’t work with Mindfulness in Plain En...

  • Viet Hung

    Must read for beginner meditatorsThis is more than the 3rd times I re-read this great book, after 3 years practicing meditation. Each time I read it, each time I learn more out of it. Certainly, I wil...

  • K

    No problems with the message(s) in this book, but the tone was not for me. The use of the second person combined with absolute statements struck me the wrong way, as did the repeated concept that ever...

  • Darryl Knudsen

    Even those who don't plan to engage in Buddhist meditation will benefit from his descriptions of the many distractions (mental and physical) that we create for ourselves and which make it more difficu...

  • Bart Everson

    Hard to evaluate this book, because I've never read anything quite like it. It is a basic meditation manual. It does not attempt to cover a broad range of approaches. Rather it's focused on one specif...

  • Tiffany

    This was a book club pick and I tried my best to approach it with an open mind. I have studied several Buddhist texts in the past and this one is one of the best I've seen at simplifying the idea of B...

  • Ren

    Possibly one of the more retarded books I've read in some time. Despite what the title would have you believe, rather than simply explaining the Vipaâsyanåa meditation technique the author feels he ...