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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Windhorse Publications; 1 edition (25 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1899579893
  • ISBN-13: 978-1899579891
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 284,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Can skilful thinking and reflecting be learned as an art? Definitely. This book offers a great overview on right reflecting, a practice which is part of daily Buddhist life. However, it has never been outlined in such detail and length up until now. Ratnaguna (Gary Hennessey), who leads Buddhist classes at the Manchester Buddhist Centre in the UK, offers in his book many beneficial pieces of advice and suggestions for the skilful application of thinking and the art of reflection. Someone who would like to build up and develop an effective practice of reflection will find a useful support in this book. The distinctiveness, love and empathy with which this book has been written testify to the extensive practical experience of the author. Using many quotations from Buddhist and Western literature, and enriched with descriptions based on his own experience, Ratnaguna explains in a comprehensible and accessible way the different aspects of thinking and reflecting. He especially emphasizes the practices of learning slow reading, the art of doing nothing as a basis for reflection, and thinking while walking. He makes an interesting suggestion to write down your thoughts to help the process of reflection. By writing down thoughts they are somewhat objectified , and we notice how our relation to our initial thoughts suddenly changes. In my opinion, the author s perspective on the art of reflecting is unprecedented and fresh, and it is an art which promises to his readers wisdom through thinking. --Andreas Hubig, 'Buddhismus Aktuell', (German Buddhist journal)

From Abhidharma to Zen, from Kafka to Keats, from Frank Sinatra to Socrates one brief glance at the index of this book will give an indication of its breadth, eclecticism and accessibility. The author, an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist community (formerly the Western Buddhist Order), has had long experience of teaching meditation and mindfulness. In this book he attempts to address broader questions for a wider audience about how we think and how we can think more usefully. Reflection, he argues, is an art: it requires practice and skill and it has been neglected in Buddhism where meditation the emptying of the mind takes precedence over reflection. I am not entirely convinced by the dichotomy he tries to establish between reflection and meditation because insight meditation is about paying bare attention to one s mind and body. None the less, this does not detract from the value of this helpful, interesting and sometimes amusing book. Ratnaguna sets out to provide a practical manual on how to reflect, how to still your mind to enable coherent thought and prolonged concentration, how to talk to yourself (yes!), how to read and write reflectively, and how to reflect alone and with others. This is a book that is born of years of Buddhist practice alongside a careful selection of useful material from literature, philosophy and psychology. Don t be put off by the rather dull and unoriginal front cover no prizes for guessing that it s mountains and clouds reflected in a lake. Read it at your leisure and enjoy reflecting! --Joyce Miller in REtoday Reviews, Autumn 2011

About the Author

Ratnaguna (Gary Hennessey) is an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Community. He has been teaching mindfulness and meditation for over 30 years.



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