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Meditation: It's not just a way to relax, or to deal with life's problems. Done correctly, it can be a way to radically encounter bliss and to begin - and sustain - real transformation in ourselves.

In Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond, self-described meditation junkie Ajahn Brahm shares his knowledge and experience of the jhanas - a core part of the Buddha's original meditation teaching. Never before has this material been approached in such an empowering way, by a teacher of such authority and popularity.

Full of surprises, delightfully goofy humor, and entertaining stories that inspire, instruct, and illuminate, Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond will encourage those new to meditation, and give a shot in the arm to more experienced practitioners as well.

©2006 Ajahn Brahm (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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one in a thousand

I'm a serious beginner mediator, I've spent the last month or two blocked. This book has just been so very helpful with so much I need to work on. I have read literally about 100 dharma books, there are a huge amount of good and very good ones but this is among the very best. if you only listen to a few I strongly recommend this and a trilogy called "Abiding in Mindfulness" by Joseph Goldstein. Also Ajahn Chas "Food for the Heart". seriously, try listening to these, they likely will change your life. Metta!

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Simply beautiful

Ajahn brahm never fails to deliver simple straightforward instructions on letting go. This book has changed my life and it could yours as well

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best Meditation book I've read

there are many great books on meditation but this is my favorite because of the ease of learning. ajahn brahm makes things very easy to understand with his stories, analogies, and conversational writing style. anyone can learn from it. plus he teaches with grace and compassion for all.

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what a wonderful perspective of mindfulness

very helpful for mediators, it explains all of the stages one will experience, beautifully written

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Best Guide to Mindfulness In my collection yet.

Meditation is a difficult discipline to practice. This book explains the stages of developing skills to successful meditation. If you are interested in meditation, I recommend this book.

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  • K Young
  • 02-20-18

Meditation for whatever stage you are at.

Explanations and understandings by Ajahn Brahm is always an enjoyable experience. very informative. Very Good.

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  • 08-14-17

The best from Ajahn Brahm

The best book on meditation ever. Highly inspiring. Makes you want to start meditating immediately

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  • Andrew David Charles Glauser
  • 11-19-16

A fantastic guide

This audio book (and for that matter the written version) provide some of the clearest and most complete guidance on how to meditate and how your perception will change as you progress through the different stages. This is the primary book I rely on to assist with my understanding of how to progress my practice. I cannot recommend it enough.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-08-18

Insightful

Step by step a complicated subject for the modern mind is demystified. Beautifully narrated and easy to follow. Well worth a listen regardless of you own beliefs.

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  • Mark
  • 07-28-17

Too good to miss

if you want to meditate, then you have no read this book. The details are mind blowing!