When Awareness Becomes Natural

When Awareness Becomes Natural

A Guide to Cultivating Mindfulness in Everyday Life
By Sayadaw U Tejaniya
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    A Guide to Cultivating Mindfulness in Everyday Life

  • Shambhala Publications
    ISBN: 9780834840164
    The flame of wisdom can be kindled in the midst of any life, even one that might seem too full of personal and professional commitments to allow for it. Such is the teaching of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, who himself learned to cultivate awareness in the raucous years he spent in the Burmese textile business before taking his final monastic ordination at the age of thirty-six. Train yourself to be aware of the clinging and aversion that arise in any situation, he teaches. If you can learn to do that, calm and deep insight will naturally follow. It’s a method that works as well for sorting the laundry or doing data entry as it does in formal sitting meditation. “The object of attention is not really important,” he teaches, “the observing mind that is working in the background to be aware is of real importance. If the observing is done with the right attitude, any object is the right object.”
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    "This is the work of an eminently skilled meditation master who uses many examples from his own life and practice to help us understand and free our minds. There is both simplicity of expression and subtlety of understanding in Sayadaw’s teachings, and they will be of great help to both beginning and experienced meditators. Highly recommended." —Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening

    "A wonderfully fresh and lively contribution, rooted in classical Theravadin tradition and at the same time of practical and contemporary relevance, illustrated by intimate, vivid personal examples of how dharma practice can help us all learn how to live with more wisdom and kindness." —Larry Rosenberg, author of Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation

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