Year published :2001
Pages :196 pp.
Size :13x19.7 cm.
Rights :Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam
Mindfulness with Breathingby Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
This book contains beloved Thai meditation master Buddhadasa Bhikkhu's explanation of the most universal of all Buddhist meditation practices, "mindfulness with breathing." Using a straightforward style of presentation suited to a Western audience, Buddhadasa Bhikkhu provides all you need to know to become free of stress and worry through the "simple and beautiful act of sitting quietly, alive to the breathing," as taught by Buddha in his Anapanasati Sutta.
What others are saying
"In this book, Achan Buddhadasa will take you by the hand and lead you, as he did me, all the way from the first attempt to observe the in-breaths and out-breaths, to the kinds of insight that have the power to liberate. You will begin with merely a set of instructions, but then you must take these dear words of teaching and put them into practice. If you do, you will not be disappointed. The beauty of this work is its seamless integration of theory and practice. You have in your hands a precious yogic manual"—From the foreword by Larry Rosenberg, Director, Cambridge Insight Meditation Centre
About the author
BUDDHADASA BHIKKHU พุทธทาสภิกขุ (1906–1993) is perhaps the most influential Buddhist teacher in the history of Thailand. In 1932 he founded Wat Suan Mokkhablarama, one of the first forest monasteries in Thailand. During his lifetime he was given eight honorary doctorates by Thai universities. Since the 1960s his work has helped inspire a new generation of socially concerned individuals both in Thailand and around the world. He is the author of numerous works on Buddhist topics, including Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree: The Buddha's Teaching of Voidness.