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In the Lap of the Buddha

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ISBN-10: 0877739951

ISBN-13: 9780877739951

Edition: 1994

Authors: Gavin Harrison, Joseph Goldstein

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In this book a teacher of insight meditation offers personal testament, healing words, and wise instruction to help meet the suffering that comes with catastrophic life events. Speaking openly about his own struggles with memories of childhood sexual abuse and with the HIV diagnosis he received in 1989, Gavin Harrison reveals how compassion offers refuge and help for all who suffer from similar crises of body, heart, and spirit. Among the topics covered are: Dealing with fear, anger, and self-hatred Working with difficult relationships Confronting physical pain and the fear of death Transforming the legacy of sexual abuse The question of karma and "Why me?" Grappling with issues of faith,…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/16/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792

Amy Schmidt is a resident teacher at the Insight Meditation Center; a cofounder of Southwest Sangha, a self-retreat center in southern New Mexico; a licensed clinical social worker; and a cartoonist. She lives in Barre, Massachusetts.

Foreword
Preface
Approaching Suffering
An Almost Perfect Dream
Beyond the Walls
The Spiritual Journey
Opening to Suffering
Suffering and Compassion
The Way of Insight Meditation
Instructions for Insight Meditation
Our Personal Drama and Beyond
Aspects of Meditation
Beyond the Grip of Fear
Working with Pain
Face to Face with Mortality
Fear of Death
Working with Anger
Self-Hatred and Self-Love
Transforming the Legacy of Abuse
Meditations of the Heart
The Divine Abodes
Lovingkindness
Compassion
Sympathetic Joy
Equanimity
Forgiveness
Questioning
Faith, Doubt, and Self-Acceptance
Karma: "Why Me?"
Living with Love
A Healthy Foundation for Meditation
Generosity and Selflessness
Introducing the Precepts
The First Precept: Refrain from Harming
The Second Precept: Refrain from Stealing
The Third Precept: Refrain from False Speech
The Fourth Precept: Refrain from Sexual Misconduct
The Fifth Precept: Refrain from Needless Use of Intoxicants
Family and Community
Dancing with Life and Death
Notes
Suggested Reading
Meditation Center Information
Acknowledgments and Credits
Index