Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond

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Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond

Postby Stephen K » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:24 am

Has anyone read this book? What are your thoughts?

I'm thinking of buying it.

Also, if anyone can provide a link where I can buy it online in Euros (€), that would be much appreciated.

Many thanks!
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Re: Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:12 am

lots of people here have worked with this book, try the meditation section, the non American version of this book (that i've seen) is called "Happiness Through Meditation"
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Re: Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond

Postby Moggalana » Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:03 pm

If you like Ajahn Brahm's style of teaching and his interpretation of the Dhamma, go for it!
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Re: Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond

Postby cooran » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:24 pm

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---
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Re: Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond

Postby Kenshou » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:30 pm

I know that the first few chapters are somewhere for free on the internet, but I really can't remember where right now. Might be worth looking at.
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Re: Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond

Postby cooran » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:47 pm

Kenshou wrote:I know that the first few chapters are somewhere for free on the internet, but I really can't remember where right now. Might be worth looking at.




http://www.ebookee.net/Mindfulness-bliss-and-beyond-dl/
http://www.filestube.com/m/mindfulness+bliss+and+beyond
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Re: Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond

Postby Vardali » Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:07 am

I have found it quite helpful at times, especially skipping back to the hindrances ;)

Having said that I have found his retreat talks even more helpful, those you can get from the BSWA site. However, this might have worked because I already covered basic ground with the book ;)
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Re: Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond

Postby Moggalana » Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:48 am

Vardali wrote:Having said that I have found his retreat talks even more helpful, those you can get from the BSWA site. However, this might have worked because I already covered basic ground with the book ;)
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Yeah, the recordings of the November 2009 retreat and his discussion of the Anapanasati Sutta (basically the same as in the book, but "live") are great. Unfortunately, they still haven't put up the new site, so you can't download anything at the moment. I could probably upload the talks somewhere, but they are ~400mb big. Also check out Simply This Moment. Some really good stuff :twothumbsup:
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Re: Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond

Postby appicchato » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:07 am

Typing in 'Ajahn Brahm' at YouTube will reveal loads of his talks...most from the Buddhist Society of Western Australia... :coffee:
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