Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness: Walking the Buddha's Path

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Wisdom Publications, Aug 23, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 288 pages
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In the same engaging style that has endeared him to readers of Mindfulness In Plain English, Bhante Gunaratana delves deeply into each step of the Buddha's most profound teaching on bringing an end to suffering: the noble eightfold path. With generous and specific advice, Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness offers skillful ways to handle anger, to find right livelihood, and to cultivate loving-friendliness in relationships with parents, children, and partners, as well as tools to overcome all the mental hindrances that prevent happiness. Whether you are an experienced meditator or someone who's only just beginning, this gentle and down-to-earth guide will help you bring the heart of the Buddha's teachings into every aspect of your life.

A Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards finalist (Spirituality/Inspirational).

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Review: Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness: Walking the Buddha's Path

User Review  - Chris Cook - Goodreads

Great read. Read it in a couple of days. This is a good introduction to the eightfold path. There are other food intros and if one us interested in the subject, they all should probably be read ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jesse Passler - Goodreads

It's hard to elaborate on the Eightfold Path without sounding rigid, dogmatic, and pedantic, which is how the book came off, even for someone familiar with the subtleties of Buddhist teachings (ie, being concise leads to getting lost in the details instead of seeing the big picture) Read full review

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Bhante Gunaratana was ordained at the age of twelve as a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka, earned his PhD in philosophy from The American University, and has led meditation retreats, taught Buddhism, and lectured widely throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana is the president of the Bhavana Society in High View, West Virginia, where he lives.

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