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The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation

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Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith combine clear explanations of the Buddha's teachings on freedom and happiness with their personal stories highlighting some of the challenges and insights of practice. The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation offers advice about going on retreat and help in choosing a teacher and a community to practice with. This is an enormously practical ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published May 10th 2010 by Wisdom Publications (first published 2001)
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I love this book. It is simultaneously a very practical how-to guide to meditation, an American Buddhist-style self-help book, and an introduction to Buddhist history and philosophy. It really just has it all.
Andrea Laine
I read this in a time in my life when I wasn't comfortable with who I was, where I was or anything in my life.

I was depressed to say the least. I hated everything and every one, most of all myself.

This book changed my life.
I thought that this was a really helpful and, ahem, insightful book. It really addressed the main points of a Buddhist practice in a clear and concise way that was very accessible.
Mark Gelula
This is a good, basic introduction to Insight Meditation which is a form of Theravada Buddhism.
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