The Mindfulness in Plain English Collection

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Wisdom Publications
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6.0 X 1.7 X 9.1 inches | 2.2 pounds
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About the Author

Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, a native of Sri Lanka, is the author of several Wisdom titles: Mindfulness in Plain English; Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness; Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English; The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English; Meditation on Perception; and Loving-Kindness in Plain English. A Buddhist monk for more than 75 years, he is North America's highest-ranking monk of the Siyam Nikaya sect of Theravada Buddhism. After coming to the U.S. in 1968, he earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from The American University in Washington, D.C. He has led meditation retreats all over Asia, Europe, Australia, and North and South America. In 1988 he founded Bhavana Society, the forest monastery/retreat center in West Virginia where he now lives.


"A classic--one of the very best English sources for authoritative explanations of mindfulness."--Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
"This book is the bible of mindfulness."--Barry Boyce, editor of The Mindfulness Revolution
"The Four Foundations come to life. Drink long, drink deeply."--Jon Kabat-Zinn
"Bhante Gunaratana's works stand out for their depth of wisdom, clarity of expression, and warm-hearted accessibility. The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English continues this tradition of exceptionally helpful dharma teachings."--Joseph Goldstein, author of A Heart Full of Peace
"Bhante Gunaratana writes with such clarity that we are drawn in to taste stillness and joy even as we read. An inspiring book!"--Guy Armstrong, senior teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
"Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English is written in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand style that clearly seems based on the author's personal experience. Bhante Gunaratana offers a clear sense of the experience of moving from ordinary distracted mind to a strong state of concentration leading to the stages of awakening."--Inquiring Mind
"Make great use of it. Absorb it. Make the foundation of stone and the house will stand. This is your stone foundation and it is absolutely not to be missed."--The Tattooed Buddha