Buddha Takes No Prisoners: A Meditator's Survival Guide
This insightful, easy-to-read handbook offers a non-traditional perspective on meditation. Written primarily for American insight meditation students, it delivers the Buddha's essential teachings clearly, straightforwardly, and without spiritual jargon, and helps make sense of practices often laden with traditional terminology. Practical explanations of the meditation process, its benefits and applicability to daily life, and warmly humorous advice and encouragement give new practitioners the help necessary to continue practicing meditation on a regular basis.
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THE PARADIGM 1 Beyond Sickness Old Age and Death
WHAT IS MEDITATION?
Meditation Is Like Cleopatra
Pretending To Meditate
Going Through the Dark Side
Short Circuits in the Body Electric
Pumping Spiritual Iron
The Flea Hacl Strong Legs 7I 13 Vhy Is It the Middle Way?
One Vay Many Paths Divers Views
The Master is You
Are we There Yet?
THE MIND OF ENLIGHTENMENT
precepts for Twolegged Hyenas
Nirvana or Bust? 4
ITS ALL ABOUT HAPPINESS
Singing in the Lifeboats
Nirvana Equals Happiness
Maras Cheap Thrills
Buddha Took No Prisoners
The Politics of Meditation
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