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Who Is My Self?: A Guide to Buddhist Meditation

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Self-transformation is an essential element in all forms of Buddhist meditation--from Tantra to Zen. Ayya Khema, author of the best-selling Being Nobody, Going Nowhere, uses one of the earliest Buddhist suttas to guide us along the path of the oldest Buddhist meditative practice for understanding the nature of "self." By following the Buddha's explanation with clear, insig ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 9th 1997 by Wisdom Publications
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Steve Woods
Sep 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: meditation
This book is a commentary on some of the Buddha's teachings. I found it a lot more difficult to get into than her other works. The fault I am sure lies with me. Like so mucj else on the path I am sure it will gather meaning for me as my practice proceeds

Truer words!!! I wrote this brief not several years ago and now after the intervening years of practice I have found this book to be the clearest, most succinct and complete description of the path. It is really heartening to realize that now muc
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Frank Jude
Aug 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Students serious about understanding meditation.
Shelves: buddhism
Ayya Khema presents a detailed, but quite accessible description of the complete path of Buddhist meditation. Using a sutta from the Long Discourses of the Buddha, a dialogue between the Buddha and a potential student, Potthapada, Khema traces the 'graduated' teaching of the Buddha, from generosity, through ethical training, concentration and up to wisdom/insight liberation.
Sean Broe
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ayya has a simple way of articulating Buddhism that I believe is only possible through true mastery and understanding. Her insights are timeless. This is my favorite book on the subject, and I have read many.
Will Hambric
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
A detailed examination and handbook for Buddhist meditation.
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这就是禅修的几个步骤的英文版本。
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