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u/mettaforall · 18 pointsr/Buddhism
u/[deleted] · 9 pointsr/Meditation

for convenience, for the cheap people (like me :), there's also a downloadable PDF for offline reading. based on what I've read of the PDF I'll buy this book in the very near future.

I've been finding this really clear and easy to understand:

u/theravadin · 9 pointsr/Buddhism

Those are very good questions. Here are some helpful resources:

Trading Candy for Gold: Renunciation as a Skill by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.


Buddhism takes a familiar American principle — the pursuit of happiness — and inserts two important qualifiers. The happiness it aims at is true: ultimate, unchanging, and undeceitful. Its pursuit of that happiness is serious, not in a grim sense, but dedicated, disciplined, and willing to make intelligent sacrifices.

What sort of sacrifices are intelligent? The Buddhist answer to this question resonates with another American principle: an intelligent sacrifice is any in which you gain a greater happiness by letting go of a lesser one, in the same way you'd give up a bag of candy if offered a pound of gold in exchange. In other words, an intelligent sacrifice is like a profitable trade. This analogy is an ancient one in the Buddhist tradition. "I'll make a trade," one of the Buddha's disciples once said, "aging for the Ageless, burning for the Unbound: the highest peace, the unexcelled safety from bondage."...


Other resources:

Mindfulness In Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana.

Mindfulness, Bliss and Beyond by Ajahn Brahm.

Wings to Awakening

Kind regards,


u/thenaturalmind · 6 pointsr/Buddhism

Yeah, Ingram does a great job covering the jhanas. You might also want to check out:

  1. Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English

  2. [Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond]( s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1318903325&sr=1-1)

u/Paradoxiumm · 5 pointsr/Meditation

Mindfulnss, Bliss, and Beyond: A Meditatior's Handbook by Ajahn Brahm, great for beginners and seasoned practitioners.

u/GingerRoot96 · 3 pointsr/Buddhism

Ajahn Brahm's Mindfulness, Bliss, And Beyond: A Meditator's Guide

Great guide for deeper meditation and entering the jhanas.

u/mkpeacebkindbgentle · 2 pointsr/Buddhism

You should check out Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond: A Meditator's Handbook by Ajahn Brahm. It's a complete guide to meditation, from the basics into and including the deepest states. First ~50 pages available here.

>I recently called a tibetan buddhist center to ask about the various non-mind, non-body states I’ve been experiencing, because I wanted to compare notes and see how others maneuver through them, as the states can’t be willed I’ve found, unlike any normal out of body experience, they’re independent and the more one tries to move it the more one remembers the “self,” and the desire to move.

Yes, if you use will that ruins the meditation. You're supposed to let go of will completely :-)

What sort of out of body experience are you describing here? Is it that the five sense have disappeared completely? (All notions of body, space, time are gone; a serious deviation from "normal consciousness").

Are you left only with a bright white/colored light?

u/EmperorXenu · 2 pointsr/OpiatesRecovery

Right, I don't do the whole nomenclature thing, but labels are sometimes useful for describing exactly what "system" someone is using. Living in the now, so to speak, and not identifying with the mind are definitely great skills to cultivate. If you don't already utilize some form of cognitive behavioral therapy, like REBT, you should look into that because the two complement each other very well.

I'm waiting on:

Mindfulness in Plain English

Focused and Fearless: A Meditator's Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity

Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond: A Meditator's Handbook

They were from the /r/meditation book recommendation thread, and I've been trying to develop mindfulness skills more.

u/thywy · 1 pointr/Meditation

someone else in this post linked to this book that i bought right away

i think it's a buddhist book, but it speaks of attaining bliss through deep meditation too. is this the same thing as what yoga is trying to accomplish?

also it's kind of odd that you'd mention Christ. Does believing in jesus really lead to bliss? or is this just because you're a christian?

u/2DogDay · 1 pointr/Nootropics