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Theravadin / Insight

The Theravada is the oldest school of Buddhism in existence, now prominent throughout Southeast Asia today. Its modern masters are the dharma ancestors of many of today’s principal teachers of Insight Meditation, which represents a modern, Western continuation of that ancient tradition.

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  1. Breath by Breath

    Breath by Breath

    The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation

    • by
    • Larry Rosenberg
    Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are immediately within our grasp—literally as close to us as our own breath. This is the 2,500-year-old good news contained in the Anapanasati Sutra, the Buddha's teaching on cultivating both tranquility and deep insight through full awareness of breathing. In this book, Larry Rosenberg brings this timeless meditation method to life. Using the insights gained from his… Read More

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  2. Insight Meditation

    Insight Meditation

    The Practice of Freedom

    • by
    • Joseph Goldstein
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  3. Lovingkindness

    Lovingkindness

    The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

    • by
    • Sharon Salzberg
    Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of connection with others. Our fear of intimacy—both with others and with ourselves—creates feelings of pain and longing. But these feelings can also awaken in us the desire for freedom and the willingness to take up the spiritual path. In this inspiring book, Sharon Salzberg, one of America's leading spiritual teachers, shows us… Read More

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  4. Living in the Light of Death

    Living in the Light of Death

    On the Art of Being Truly Alive

    • by
    • Larry Rosenberg
    This book presents the Buddhist approach to facing the inevitable facts of growing older, getting sick, and dying. These tough realities are not given much attention by many people until midlife, when they become harder to avoid. Using a Buddhist text known as the Five Subjects for Frequent Recollection, Larry Rosenberg shows how intimacy with the realities of aging can actually be used as a means to liberation. When we… Read More

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  5. Being Dharma

    Being Dharma

    The Essence of the Buddha's Teachings

    • by
    • Ajahn Chah
    Chah offers a thorough exploration of Theravadan Buddhism in a gentle, sometimes humorous, style that makes the reader feel as though he or she is being entertained by a story. He emphasizes the path to freedom from emotional and psychological suffering and provides insight into the fact that taking ourselves seriously causes unnecessary hardship.Ajahn Chah influenced a generation of Western teachers: Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Sylvia Boorstein, Joseph Goldstein, and… Read More

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  6. Saffron Days in L.A.

    Saffron Days in L.A.

    Tales of a Buddhist Monk in America

    • by
    • Bhante Walpola Piyananda
    In this delightful memoir, Bhante Walpola Piyananda, a Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka, shares his often amusing, often poignant experiences of life in America. Whether he's reasoning with a group of confrontational punks on Venice Beach, bridging the gap between a rebellious teenager and her traditional parents, explaining to an errant Buddhist that the concept of "non-attachment" does not justify irresponsibility, or dealing with a nude sunbather at a meditation… Read More

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  7. Seeking the Heart of Wisdom

    Seeking the Heart of Wisdom

    The Path of Insight Meditation

    • by
    • Joseph Goldstein,
    • Jack Kornfield
    In Seeking the Heart of Wisdom Goldstein and Kornfield present the central teachings and practices of insight meditation in a clear and personal language. The path of insight meditation is a journey of understanding our bodies, our minds, and our lives, of seeing clearly the true nature of experience. The authors guide the reader in developing the openness and compassion that are at the heart of this spiritual practice.… Read More

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  8. Visible Here and Now

    Visible Here and Now

    The Buddha's Teachings on the Rewards of Spiritual Practice

    • by
    • Ayya Khema
    This practical commentary on one of the most important scriptures of the Pali canon will provide essential sustenance for Buddhist practitioners. Ayya Khema is a mountain of strength, encouragement, and tough love as she pours out down-to-earth practical instruction on the journey to enlightenment, following the framework set forth in the Samannaphala-sutta, the Buddha's discourse on the rewards of spiritual life. The sutta—included here in the translation… Read More

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  9. Voices of Insight

    Voices of Insight

    • edited by
    • Sharon Salzberg
    In this anthology, leading Western teachers of Buddhism share their personal experiences on the path of insight meditation; their understanding of the basic teachings of the Buddha; the lessons they've learned in their training with their own teachers; and some good advice on following the Buddha Dharma in everyday situations of work, family, and service. Contributors include: Jack Kornfield Sharon Salzberg Larry Rosenberg Sylvia… Read More

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  10. I Give You My Life

    I Give You My Life

    The Autobiography of a Western Buddhist Nun

    • by
    • Ayya Khema
    Ayya Khema (1923–1997) was the first Western woman to become a Theravadan Buddhist nun. As such, she has served as a model and inspiration for women from all the Buddhist traditions who have sought to revive the practice of women's monasticism in modern times. Though her renown as a teacher is widespread, few know the truly amazing details of her life before her monastic ordination at the age of fifty-eight.And… Read More

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