Good Theravada Meditation Books

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ccook70
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Good Theravada Meditation Books

Postby ccook70 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:02 am

Hello,

I am new to Buddhism.

Please direct me to some good Therevada meditation books explaining the concepts, how-to's etc.

Thanks for your help.

Corey

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Re: GOOD THEREVADA MEDITATION BOOKS

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:22 am

    >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
    -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: GOOD THEREVADA MEDITATION BOOKS

Postby culaavuso » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:16 am

MN 118, Anapanasati Sutta, contains the canonical description by the Buddha of mindfulness of breathing.

DN 22, Maha-satipatthana Sutta, contains the canonical description by the Buddha of the four foundations of mindfulness.

Upasika Kee Nanayon: Breath Meditation Condensed

Thanissaro Bhikkhu: Basic Breath Meditation Instructions and the much more detailed With Each and Every Breath

Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo: Keeping the Breath in Mind

Mahasi Sayadaw: Satipatthana Vipassana

A large library of teachings from a number of teachers is available for free at Access to Insight Library

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Re: GOOD THEREVADA MEDITATION BOOKS

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:20 am

It’s only meditation when there are two minds:
Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
If there is only one mind, ‘I’ is always there.
The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

- Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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Re: GOOD THEREVADA MEDITATION BOOKS

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