Oito passos atentos para a felicidade

Com o mesmo estilo envolvente que cativou os leitores de Mindfulness in Plain English, Bhante Gunaratana penetra intimamente em cada um dos passos do ensinamento mais profundo do Buda para acabar com o sofrimento: o Nobre Caminho Óctuplo. Com conselhos generosos e específicos, Oito Passos Atentos para a Felicidade oferece meios hábeis para se lidar com a raiva, encontrar um meio de vida correto e cultivar a cordialidade amorosa no...

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The Path Of Serenity And Insight

In the oldest scriptures of Theravada Buddhism much attention is given to the Jhanas, high levels of meditative attainment distinguished by powerful concentration and purity of mind. Ven. Dr. Gunaratana examines these Jhanas within the context of Buddhist teaching as a whole and particularly within the meditation disciplines taught by the Buddha.

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A Critical Analysis of the Jhanas

This work, by Ven. Henepola Gunaratana, provides an analytical study of the Jhanas, as they are an important set of meditative attainments in the contemplative discipline of Theravada Buddhism. Despite their frequent appearance in the texts, the exact role of the Jhanas in the Buddhist path has not been settled with unanimity by Theravada scholars, who are still divided over the question as to whether they are necessary for attaining Nibbana....

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