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The Heart of Buddhist Meditation

LKR 250.00

Language: English
Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society
Category: Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN: 978 955 24 0100 8 (2017) (Paperback)
Pages: 232
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 220 × 145 cm
SKU: 590 Categories: , Product ID: 19932


The Heart of Buddhist Meditation

By: Nyanaponika Thera

In print for more than fifty years and translated into some ten languages, Nyanaponika Thera’s The Heart of Buddhist Meditation has attained the stature of a modern spiritual classic. Combining deep personal insight with the power of clear exposition, the author guides the reader into the essential principles making up the Buddha’s Way of Mindfulness. Besides offering a lucid account of the basic practices of insight meditation, the book contains a complete translation of the Great Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness, the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha’s own instructions on the practice.

“A work of unique importance … written with great depth, extraordinary knowledge, deep humanity… I do not know of any book which could be compared to this work as a guide to meditation.”

Erich Fromm

Nyanaponika Thera (1901�94) was born in Germany and became a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka in 1936, where he lived until his death. Widely regarded as one of the foremost interpreters of Theravada Buddhism in our time, he is the author of numerous books and translations both in English and in German.


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The Heart of Buddhist Meditation
LKR 250.00