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Bhante Gunaratana

Mindfulness in Plain English

by Bhante Gunaratana

Mindfulness in Plain English

Bhante Gunaratana

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A classic, jargon-free introduction to the philosophical underpinnings and practice of Buddhist mindfulness meditation, or 'vipassana', written by Sri Lankan monk Bhante Gunaratana.

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Mindfulness in Plain English

by Bhante Gunaratana

Mindfulness in Plain English

Bhante Gunaratana

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From newspaper op-eds to corporate retreats, mindfulness is all the rage these days. But mindfulness meditation is not merely a wellness trend - it's an ancient tradition.

Bhante Gunaratana is a monk practicing in the Theravāda school of Buddhism. Originally from Sri Lanka, Gunaratana's missionary work brought him to the United States, where he is now a leading author and lecturer on mindfulness.

First published in 1994, this classic text provides an authentic introduction to vipassana, the Buddhist practice of mindful meditation, explaining both its necessity and its benefits. With traditional Buddhist philosophy illuminated through relatable examples, Mindfulness in Plain English is a practical manual for establishing one's own vipassana meditation practice.

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"You can't make radical changes in the pattern of your life until you begin to see yourself exactly as you are now."

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