Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation

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Shambhala Publications, Nov 9, 2004 - Religion - 240 pages
A “wonderfully accessible” interpretation of the Buddha’s teachings on breathwork in meditation, from a leading insight meditation teacher (Joseph Goldstein, author of The Experience of Insight)
 
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 own teaching on cultivating both tranquility and deep insight through the full awareness of breathing. In this book, Larry Rosenberg brings this timeless meditation method to modern practitioners, using the insights gained from his many years of practice and teaching. With wisdom, compassion, and humor, he shows how the practice of breath awareness is quietly, profoundly transformative—and supremely practical: if you're breathing, you've already got everything you need to start.
 

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User Review  - Tobias.Bruell - LibraryThing

This book is a summary of the authors lifelong practice of meditation using the core of the anapanasati sutta as a framework. It is eclectic in the sense that it gives room to the views of a variety ... Read full review

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User Review  - jyorns - LibraryThing

Covers most of the bases as far as the practice's sanction by the teachings, viewpoints with which the westerner of varying degrees of familiarity with eastern philosophy and buddhism in particular can find values in the practice, and how the western view can impede success (see, I just did it). Read full review

Contents

Breathing with the Body
10
Breathing with Feelings
51
Breathing with the Mind
80
Breathing with Wisdom
112
Breathing
149
Breathing with Daily Life
159
Breathing into Silence
183
The Anapanasati Sutra
198
Glossary
209
Resources
215
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Larry Rosenberg is founder and resident teacher of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a guiding teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. He is the author of Breath by Breath, Three Steps to Awakening, and Living in the Light of Death.

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