Year published :2007

Pages :190 pp.

Size :14x21 cm.

ISBN: 9789749511299

Buddhist Meditation in Stress Management

by Frits Koster

Translated by Marjó Oosterhoff

This book gives insight into the common problem of stress and how we can develop skillful ways to prevent burnout and other stress-related complaints. The author examines the forms of stress we experience at work and in our private lives, paying particular attention to its causes. He explains the importance of awareness in managing and preventing stress, then presents insight meditation as a practical method of mindfulness training and a way to inner freedom. Insight meditation can improve our energy management and help us recover from burnout or prevent it from occurring at all.

Frits Koster has been practicing Vipassana meditation for twenty-eight years. He lived and practiced as a monk in Buddhist monasteries in Southeast Asia for five years. In 1988 he returned to the Netherlands and has been facilitating meditation retreats in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Ireland ever since. He disrobed in 1994 and now works part-time in psychiatric health care, and teaches courses in Buddhist psychology and philosophy. Koster has written several books, including Liberating Insight (Silkworm Books, 2004) and The Web of Wisdom (Silkworm Books, forthcoming). He is known for his clarity, simplicity, and gentle approach to the Dhamma. For more information on his work see www.fritskoster.nl