Transformation and Healing Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness

ISBN-10: 1888375620
ISBN-13: 9781888375626
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: Transformation and Healing presents one of the Buddha's most fundamental teachings and the foundation of all mindfulness practice. The Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness has been studied, practiced, and handed down with special care  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Parallax Press
Publication date: 9/9/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 3.168
Language: English

Transformation and Healing presents one of the Buddha's most fundamental teachings and the foundation of all mindfulness practice. The Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness has been studied, practiced, and handed down with special care from generation to generation for 2,500 years. This sutra teaches us how to deal with anger and jealousy, to nurture the best qualities in our children, spouses, and friends, and to greet death with compassion and equanimity. Thich Nhat Hanh's commentary is organized into twenty exercises that guide readers through the fundamentals of Buddhist practice and offer insights into mindfulness in daily life. Book jacket.

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 for his efforts to reconcile North and South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Hanh was part of a movement called "engaged Buddhism", which combines traditional practices with nonviolent civil disobedience, and he was exiled by both the Communist and non-Communist governments. He is a respected writer and scholar, and founded a retreat in France called Plum Village. Hanh has written several books, including The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: An Introduction to Buddhism, Peace Is Every Step, and Living Buddha, Living Christ.

Introduction: What Is Mindfulness?
Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness
Summary of the Sutra
Mindfulness Exercises
Exercises for Observing the Body
Conscious Breathing
Following the Breath
Oneness of Body and Mind
Calming
Positions of the Body
Bodily Actions
Parts of the Body
Body and Universe
Body as Impermanent
Healing with Joy
Exercises for Observing the Feelings
Identifying Feelings
Seeing the Roots of Feelings and Identifying Neutral Feelings
Exercises for Observing the Mind
Observing the Desiring Mind
Observing Anger
Love Meditation
Exercises for Observing the Objects of Mind
Discriminative Investigation
Observing Internal Formations
Transforming Internal Formations
Overcoming Guilt and Fear
Sowing Seeds of Peace
Principles for the Practice of Mindfulness
Dharmas Are Mind
Be One with the Object of Observation
True Mind and Deluded Mind Are One
The Way of No-Conflict
Observation Is Not Indoctrination
Conclusion
Three Versions of the Sutra
A Note on the History of the Texts
Version Two: Sutra on the Four Grounds of Mindfulness
Version Three: The One Way In Sutra
Summary Comparison of the Three Versions

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