By Jack Kornfield, Ram Dass, Chogyam Trungpa
During this booklet, Jack Kornfield offers the center of Buddhist perform as taught by means of twelve hugely revered masters from Southeast Asia. those popular lecturers provide a wealthy number of meditation innovations: the practices comprise conventional directions for dissolving the cast experience of self, for awakening perception, for understanding Nirvana, and for cultivating compassion for all beings.
Jack Kornfield’s first 3 chapters provide an outline of Buddhist philosophy and, particularly, the meditation practices of Burma, Thailand, and Laos. the lessons during this quantity are from Achaan Chaa, Mahasi Sayadaw, Sunlun Sayadaw, Achaan Buddhadasa, Achaan Naeb, Achaan Maha Boowa, Tuangpulu Sayadaw, Mohnyin Sayadaw, Mogok Sayadaw, U Ba Khin, Achaan Dhammadaro, and Achaan Jumnien.
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The seventh factor is mindfulness, the key to practice. The development of this particular quality of mind automatically develops all of the other factors. Mindfulness, noticing the object in the present moment, also has the function of bringing these factors into proper balance. Using the factors of enlightenment, one can evaluate the whole range of meditation techniques and spiritual paths. All of the approaches to practice discussed in this book may be considered in the light of the development of these seven qualities of mind.
Lobsang Rampa, Soeng Sahn Roshi, Charlie, Richard, Guru Michael, Robert, Jacquie, Achaan Dhammadaro, Dr. Palos, Abbot Yen Boon, Achaan Buddhadasa, Chao Khun Raj, Lao Tzu, Professor Penner, Suzuki Roshi, Pannavado Bhikku, Achaan Maha Boowa, Krishna, David and Mary, Wing Tsit Chan, and all other Dharma friends. And especially the compassion of Gotama Buddha for us all. FOREWORD During its 2,500-year history, Buddhism has manifested itself in a multitude of different schools and styles. Always the dynamic nature of living Dharma has brought about, in different cultural and historical environments, new modes of expression.
This Dharma is offered openly, as were the teachings of the Buddha himself, and as is surely the intention of the teachers represented here. If any errors have been made or important Dharma points confused in the process of translating or editing this material, I must take full responsibility for this. It is simply my hope that in presenting this wide variety of living Theravada Buddhist Dharma that it will be of some practical assistance to those on the path of purification. CHAPTER ONE ESSENTIAL BUDDHISM The Buddha, after his enlightenment under the Bodhi tree, was undecided about teaching.