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"Mindfulness in Plain English" has been on UrbanDharma.org a while now for free download, but the edition I posted years ago was the first edition and is now rather dated.
Over the last few months I have been in contact with the publisher at Wisdom Publications about M.I.P.E... I have come to understand any money that would have gone to Wisdom Publications (a non-profit publisher of Buddhist books) and the author Ven. Henepola Gunaratana to support his Buddhist Center the Bhavana Society, is forever lost.
I think supporting both Wisdom Publications and Ven. Henepola Gunaratana is important to Buddhism in America. Dana / Generosity is the first of the Buddhist perfections... Free is good, but supporting a non-profit publisher of Buddhist books and a Buddhist Center is better... Please give this a mindful moment. The old (online) version is below, but I have deleted the PDF and ePub files.
I am working with the publisher to see if UrbanDharma.org can offer a discounted version.
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Peace... Rev. Kusala / UrbanDharma.org
- Mindfulness In Plain English (Online) -
From the introduction:
subject of this book is Vipassana meditation practice. Repeat,
practice. This is a meditation manual, a nuts-and-bolts, step-by-step
guide to Insight meditation. It is meant to be practical.
It is meant for use.
are already many comprehensive books on Buddhism as a philosophy,
and on the theoretical aspects of Buddhist meditation. If
you are interested in that material we urge you to read those
books. Many of them are excellent. This book is a 'How to.'
It is written for those who actually want to meditate and
especially for those who want to start now.
...(Meditation: Why Should I Bother?)
Chapter 2 ...(What
...(What Meditation Is)
To Do With Your Body), General Rules, Clothing, Traditional
7 ...(What To Do With Your Mind)
Chapter 8 ...(Structuring
Your Meditation), Where To Sit, When To Sit, How Long To Sit
9 ...(Set up Exercises), The Threefold Guidance, Universal
10 ...(Dealing With Problems)
Chapter 11 ...(Dealing
With Distractions, I)
Chapter 12 ...(Dealing
with Distractions, II)
Chapter 13 ...(Mindfulness
Chapter 14 ...(Mindfulness
Chapter 15 ...(Meditation in
Chapter 16 ...(What's
in It for You)
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Photo - Ven.
Henepola Gunaratana by © 2002 Steven F Radzikowski