by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Size: 5.5” x 8.25”
Pages: 184 pages
“A masterpiece. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
—Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are
“Wonderfullly clear and straightforward.”
—Joseph Goldstein, author of One Dharma
Mindfulness in Plain English is a book that people give to everyone they know—a book that people talk about, write about, think about, and return to repeatedly.
With his distinctive clarity and wit, “BhanteG” —as he is affectionately known—extends a hand to readers of all backgrounds; he takes us step by step through the myths, realities, and benefits of meditation and the practice of mindfulness. He reveals that we already have the foundation we need to live a more mindful, productive, and peaceful life. Bhante simply points to each tool of meditation, tells us what it does, and how to make it work.
Mindfulness in Plain English is like meditation itself: spacious, personal, rewarding—and simpler than you might think.
This book is indispensable. It explains Vipassana, a distinctively Buddhist method of meditation, that frees the mind. Even if your primary practice is another method, this book will shed light on the Buddhist project of Waking Up (the term "Buddha" means "one who is awake").
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana was ordained at the age of twelve as a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka, and earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from The American University. The founder of the Bhavana Society in High View, West Virginia, he teaches world-wide and is the author of Come and See, The Path of Serenity and Insight, The Jhanas and Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness.