Ayya Khema. BEING NOBODY,. GOING NOWHERE. Meditations on the Buddhist Path. Wisdom Publications • Boston. Acquired at In this lucid classic, beloved teacher Ayya Khema introduces the reader to the essence of the Buddhist path. She addresses the how and why of. Being Nobody, Going Nowhere – Praise Ayya Khema has achieved both. “Of special help are the Ayya’s simple, grounded instructions to aid us in our.

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Make this one of your first books on studying Budd she does a wonderful job simplifying nobdoy teachings and making it relevant to the listener. Her style is clear and always directly to the point, and what she covers in The subtitle of this wonder of a book is Meditations on the Buddhist Path, an amazingly apt description.

In Chapter 6 Khema lists and explains the “five hindrances”:. The only book you will ever need.

Divided into 10 thematic chapters, In the Buddha’s Words reveals the full scope of the Buddha’s discourses, from family life and marriage to renunciation and the path of insight. The Mind Illuminated is the first how-to meditation guide from a neuroscientist who is also an acclaimed meditation master. Khema tells us that its enemies are anxiety, restlessness beint indifference. One cannot be depressed in its presence.

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Sep 12, Scott Margo rated it really liked it. An excellent summary and overall introduction to Buddhism noboddy the Theravada or classical school, written in easy to understand language. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The path of practice isn’t easy. The third kind is full to the brim. On an everyday level, we may see affection in its role as a “near-enemy of love” when a family member is near death, and one family member attempts to force other family members to do things in the name of love.


Being Nobody, Going Nowhere: Meditations on the Buddhist Path by Ayya Khema

Now, you know what you can be. The author gives and example by citing a story of a fish and turtle who were friends and who lived in the same lake for some time. She writes with tremendous depth of understanding that derives from her decades as a Buddhist nun and with clarity and insight that helps the western practitioner come to terms noahere what are concepts foreign to our own traditions.

It is the reason we choose the spiritual Path. Never before has this material been approached in such an empowering way, by a teacher of such authority and popularity.

Two people can remember the same event completely different. Best to start re reading it a Very simple. Great refresher on the basics of Buddhism with jowhere gems thrown in there.

It is an illusion. I have a fairly comprehensive Buddhist library which I read from daily, but the author I return to the most often is Ayya Khema.

Being Nobody Going Nowhere : Meditations on the Buddhist Path

Dec 15, Marcyr. Yet there can only be a person because it is constantly changing and in the end it’s going to change into a corpse. MM Minnetonka, MN This is the first book I read on Buddhism, and in 31 years I finally feel like ‘I’m home. Dec 29, Kari Shankar rated it it was amazing. A pretty good Meditation book for beginners. Few introductory books are both simple and profound.

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Since the book is a collection of her talks given during a retreat, her teachings are focused on what to pay attention to during practice paired with the benefits of such practice to motivate everyone to stay present on and off the cushion. Each day on break the employees would go outside and try to nudge the flood gauge above 17 feet at which point they would get over-time work and more money.

This book is definitely worth reading again and again.

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Do you practice loving-kindness in your life? L A very practical and accessible book on the basics of Buddhist thought and the importance of meditation practice.

Meditations on the Buddhist Path. Trungpa teaches us to let go of the urge to make meditation serve our ambition; thus we can relax into openness. Those are the people who say, ‘I know. Perfect for the western reader or maybe not so perfect as western readers don’t usually desire to be nobody and on the road to nowhere as well! Not bad A pretty good Meditation book for beginners. To make a wholesome thought continue, which has already arisen. At a deeper level, the book employs principle of neuroscience in that the lessons are sharp and hit the frontal lobe of the brain.

Are you the four-year-old, the eight-year-old, the fifteen-year-old, the twenty-five-year-old, or the one who is looking into the mirror, or all of them?