Probably one of the most practical, nuts-and-bolts guides to meditation practice you will ever read
Bhante Henelopa Gunaratana is foreknown for being the founding abbot of the Bhavana Society. Born in Sri Lanka, he Henelopa Gunaratana has been a monk since the age of 12 and had taken full ordination at age 20 in the now distant 1947. He came to the US in 1968 and had written and published numerous books, including the now-classic meditation manual Mindfulness in Plain English and its companion Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness.
Some people find it hard to evaluate the classic work Mindfulness in Plain English. It is abook that generally does not attempt to immerse with various approaches, but rather it is more simplistic and embrace namely what is to be mindfulness meditation, or also known as Vipassana or insight meditation.
As Bhante Henelopa Gunaratana, or called Bhante G by his students, comes from the Theravada Buddhist tradition, presents to us material and resource how we can nurture our mindfulness meditation in a very straight-forward way, with minimal presence of what would be metaphysical baggage.
That sounds like a good news for the non-believers, the skeptical minds or anyone who simply wish to begin with mindfulness meditation.
Bhante Gunaratana is internationally recognized author and meditation teacher, who prior to his coming to the US, has spent fiver years in missionary work with the Harijanas (Untouchables) of India and ten years in Malaysia, hence we are happy to highlight his work this week to you.
With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English has elevated to be one of the most influental books when it comes to mindfulness, hence a timeless classic introduction to meditation. With a distinctive clarity and wit, Bhante guides the readers slowly and surely through the realms of myth and reality, and how the practitioner may benefit from the mindfulness meditation practice.
Without a doubt, a copy of this book can be your doorway to more happy and productive life, as well as open for you a new chapter in life where you can surely cultivate and embrace love and kindness, so much needed in the havoc of our today’s society.