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The Purpose and Practice of Buddhist Meditation: A Source Book of Teachings [Kindle Edition]

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How much meditation is good for you? Why visualize an Enlightened being? Are there places that meditation doesn't reach? All of these questions and very many more are tackled in this substantial compilation of Sangharakshita's teachings on meditation, drawn from previously published works and from the unpublished transcripts of seminars. Discussions reveal how Sangharakshita learned the practices on which his system of meditation – 'an organic, living system' - is based, and how that system has evolved over the years.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1024 KB
  • Print Length: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Ibis Publications (14 Jun. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Sangharakshita is the founder of Triratna (formerly the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order - FWBO), a worldwide Buddhist movement. He was born Dennis Lingwood in South London, in 1925 but became the Buddhist monk Sangharakshita shortly after the Second World War. His name means simply 'one who is protected by the sangha (the community of Buddhist monks and nuns)'.

He is the author of over 40 books ranging from introductions to Buddhism to translations of ancient scripts. His most recently published book is 'Living Ethically' (2009) and has a new title 'Living Wisely' expected in February 2013.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading 4 Oct. 2013
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Both as a source of traditional ideas and practices and as a practical and inspirational work I would recommend this collection to anyone who is serious about their meditation practice .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection of Sangharakshita's teachings on meditation 6 Nov. 2013
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Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community, offers commentary on a wide variety of Buddhist meditation practices. While much of this material is available in other of his works, it is most helpful to have it in one place organized around different topics related to meditation. And this volume offers extracts from Sangharakshita's seminars that aren't easily accessed anywhere else.
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