Good Theravada Meditation Books

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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

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

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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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

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Re: GOOD THEREVADA MEDITATION BOOKS

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

The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: GOOD THEREVADA MEDITATION BOOKS

Postby vishuroshan » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:00 am

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