Category Archives: Buddhist meditation

Books

Books Travel Guide to the Buddha’s Path by Eric K. Van Horn This is the Practice Guide in eBook and printed format. Kindle Version (mobi) iOS Kindle Version (azk) ePub Version Print Version The Little Book of Buddhist Meditation by … Continue reading

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Additions to the Site

Note that this and the following blog entry are new. Someone in a comment recently requested a list of publications that I can recommend. Rather than simply responding to the comment, I have added a new page called “Additional Resources.” … Continue reading

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Additional Resources

Books Buddhist History The Foundations of Buddhism by Rupert Gethin This is a remarkably unbiased book about all of the Buddhist traditions and the history and evolution of Buddhism. I cannot recommend this book enough. I discovered it some years … Continue reading

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Additions to Meditation

I have added two new articles to the section on Meditation. They are Establishing a Mental Posture and Breath Meditation. The article on Breath Meditation will have at least one more article to expand on this rich topic.

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New Meditation Section

I have added a new tab to the web site called Meditation. It currently has two entries, an “Introduction” and a description on “Establishing a Sitting Posture.” The goal is over time to develop a comprehensive guide to meditation and indeed … Continue reading

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Travel Guide to the Buddha’s Path

The Buddha’s training in conduct, meditation and understanding Preface Terminology and Conventions Abbreviations Used for Pāli Text References I. Learning How to Meditate An Introduction to Meditation – an introduction to how to meditate. Establishing a Physical Posture for Meditation … Continue reading

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New Jhāna Update

One of my shorter posts in this blog simply references a study that I did on jhāna (meditative absorption) in the Majhima Nikāya. (That post has since been deleted.) The reason that the post is so short is that the … Continue reading

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Being, Doing, And The Active Art of Meditating

Those of you who follow this blog know that I am at odds with many of the teachings of what is commonly called “Vipassana meditation.” I have been pleased in recent years to discover that I am not alone. Two … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Carry On

Since my last post I have moved to New Mexico and become a part of the Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha. What I see there is the same thing that I see in other local groups and at retreats and anywhere that … Continue reading

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Meditation Can Be Habit Forming

My daughter, in her usual thoughtful way, gave me a book for my birthday on the nature of habits. It is called “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business”. The word “habit” is … Continue reading

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