The Path of Insight Meditation

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Shambhala Publications, Incorporated, 1995 - Religion - 177 pages
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Insight meditation is a Buddhist practice that can lead to understanding our lives, to clearly seeing the true nature of our existence, and to opening our hearts to ourselves and others. This book is a pocket-sized summary of the practices taught in the authors' meditation retreats around the world. It includes exercises for strengthening mindfulness, cultivating compassion, and learning to live by the precepts.

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User Review  - dean_p - LibraryThing

Excellent little pocket-book detailing some concepts and practices behind Insight or Vipassna meditation, as found in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. Goldstein's practice instructions are excellent ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dean P - Goodreads

Nice quick read and sums up some modern thoughts on Insight meditation. JK can get a little tiresome with the constant inclusions from every spiritual tradition, even when totally unrelated to Insight Meditation proper. The instructions in the first chapters by JG are very good. Read full review

About the author (1995)

Jack Kornfield was trained as a Buddhist monk in Southeast Asia. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. His books also include After the Ecstasy, the Laundry. Joseph Goldstein began exploring meditation as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand. Following extended meditation retreats with various teachers in India and Burma, including the renowned Buddhist meditation master Anagarika Sri Munindra, he cofounded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. He has taught numerous meditation classes, workshops, and retreats in America and abroad over the last eight years and is one of the founders and primary teachers of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. He is also the author of The Experience of Insight , Insight Meditation , One Dharma and coauthor of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom.

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