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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I really liked this book. It was simply written and easy to follow. I found its steps to be quite practical. It is also a good intro to Buddhism in my opinion. Read full review

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This is the text book for living life according to the Buddha's prescription. Very helpful and a kind of manual for daily life. It is an important adjunct to my own daily practice, I read a chapter at ... 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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