Author Topic: What you're currently reading.  (Read 13162 times)

Namaste

  • Guest
What you're currently reading.
« on: January 05, 2011, 03:09:58 AM »
This.  

HAW!!!

I'm about to finish "How to Meditate" by Lawrence Leshan.  Haven't read much on meditation itself, but I'd recommend this book to anyone wanting to.  There wasn't actually much "how" to it, mostly just interesting facts about meditation, stated clearly and plainly, from a more secular perspective than one might usually get.  



Going to start "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson after that.  Kinda' excited :P

So, what are you reading?
« Last Edit: January 05, 2011, 03:14:28 AM by Namaste »

Vivek

  • Moderator
  • Staff
    • Advaita & U Ba Khin's tradition
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011, 04:31:21 AM »
"The Sedona Method" by Hale Dwoskin. Though not exclusively spiritual, the method is an excellent complement to our meditative practice.
Let's go beyond this illusion, shall we?

Matthew

  • The Irreverent Buddhist
  • Staff
  • Meditation: It's a D.I.Y. project.
    • KISS: Keep it simple stupid.
    • Getting nowhere slowly and enjoying every moment.
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2011, 09:35:38 AM »
This thread.
~oOo~     Tat Tvam Asi     ~oOo~    How will you make the world a better place today?     ~oOo~    Fabricate Nothing     ~oOo~

Morning Dew

  • Guest
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2011, 11:31:52 AM »
Scientific papers about Terminalia catappa antibacterial, antifungal properties and it's toxicity to aquatic life. I am preparing my own home made Catappa extract but not sure how much is too much to dose into my fish tanks to create healthy acidic black water Eco-system without killing all the inhabitants.

Crystal Palace

  • Member
  • "Move on Bhikkus, Move On" - Buddha
    • Thai Forest Tradition
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2011, 03:15:41 PM »
I am not reading anything currently, but am eagerly awaiting MJ Akbar's 'Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan' - to be released on Jan 11th.

CP
"Abstain from unwholesome actions,
Perform wholesome actions,
Purify your mind"

Buddha

dragoneye

  • Member
  • on the wings of compassion and wisdom
    • Observant
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011, 05:27:49 AM »
I am struggling with Seven Pillars of Wisdom. I seem to be trending towards slow torture by reading archaic english literature. I do really enjoy the craft of it though; and I am very interested in the history it includes as well.
Warmly,
DE
Dragoneye

soma

  • Guest
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2011, 02:56:44 PM »
'The experience of samadhi' by Richard Shankman

and

'Zen training' by Katsuki Sekida

Quardamon

  • Member
    • Teachers were: P.K.K. Mettavihari, Frits Koster, Nel Kliphuis. (In the line of Mahasi Sayadaw)
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2011, 08:53:26 PM »
Saltwater Aquariums for Dummies by Gregory Skomal
and
Dreaming of a White Elephant - following the path of Buddha (in Dutch) by Paul van der Velde
and
Racing toward Armageddon by Michael Baigent

Morning Dew

  • Guest
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2011, 09:28:53 PM »
Quote
Saltwater Aquariums for Dummies by Gregory Skomal

You wanna chat about aquariums  ;D :-* :P  can I show you my reef tanks?????

ivana

  • Guest
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2011, 05:46:34 PM »
Hi dear vipassanaforum
I came from library with 10 books and I am really enjoing a small book of John Bird How to Change Your Life in & Steps.
It is format A5 and 84 pages.
Who is not inform who is John Bird. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bird_%28entrepreneur%29
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Change-Your-Life-Steps-Quick/dp/0091907039
Take care
Ivana


ivana

  • Guest
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2011, 06:17:07 PM »
Hi Sangha
The Joy of Living - Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
http://www.amazon.com/Joy-Living-Unlocking-Science-Happiness/dp/0307346250
And in the middle of book I decided that I read enough and better to start enjoying my life.
By the way it is not a bad book.
Take care
Ivana

nelcalb

  • Member
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2011, 05:08:53 AM »
The way to ultimate calm: selected discourses of Webu Sayadaw

http://books.google.com/books?id=B8gwRyv7wbMC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

A very interesting book that compiles discourses from a burmese monk (people said he was an arahant, who knows....). Recommended.

Nelson

Morning Dew

  • Guest
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2011, 07:59:45 PM »
I read this at the moment  :)

Self Sufficient Life

Self Sufficient Gardener

Friendly che


ivana

  • Guest
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2011, 09:16:38 PM »
Dear Shanga
I am reading (really just) and I came to share. I think Che will love it. The money-less man Mark Boyle. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Moneyless-Man-Year-Freeconomic-Living/dp/1851687548
I am in a middle of book and I borrow today from library.
Have a nice night
Ivana

thomas

  • Member
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2011, 09:16:59 PM »
Hermann Hesse - 'Wandering' - A collection of short poems and sketches from one of my favourite authors

Recently finished the Mahabharata - Ancient tale involving krishna and arjuna. Beautiful! vivid imagery, strong values, truth and soul

« Last Edit: March 25, 2011, 09:25:16 PM by thomas »
back to the breath... and back to the breath....  and back to the breath.... and back to the breath..... and back to the breath

ivana

  • Guest
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2011, 09:23:14 PM »
I read this at the moment  :)

Self Sufficient Life

Self Sufficient Gardener

Friendly che
Dear Che
Thanks for sharing, we know about your dreams.
How to live one year without many money in caravan in the UK. Maybe you know Mark Boyle, it is really for you.
Good night
Ivana

dragoneye

  • Member
  • on the wings of compassion and wisdom
    • Observant
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2011, 10:13:28 PM »
The Wise Heart , A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology, Jack Kornfield
It is a reassuring application of the Most Loved One's wisdom, to the field of psychology, (and its practical too :))
Warmly,
DE
Dragoneye

rideforever

  • Guest
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2011, 08:45:28 AM »
The Heart Sutra - Osho
http://www.wonderfull-things.com/oshos/buddha_1.htm

Strong at The Broken Places - Overcoming the Trauma of Child Abuse
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Strong-Broken-Places-Overcoming-Trauma/dp/1853813745


meditation_novice

  • Guest
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2011, 04:05:00 PM »
Novice to Master: An Ongoing Lesson in the Extent of My Own Stupidity by Soko Morinaga
http://www.amazon.com/Novice-Master-Ongoing-Lesson-Stupidity/dp/0861713931/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1301155374&sr=1-1
A good book an easy to read.


Gadfly

  • Guest
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2011, 04:06:59 PM »
I'm currently reading Man & His Symbols by Carl Jung.

Quardamon

  • Member
    • Teachers were: P.K.K. Mettavihari, Frits Koster, Nel Kliphuis. (In the line of Mahasi Sayadaw)
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2011, 09:17:33 PM »
The Haunted Self - Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatization by Onno van der Hart, Ellert Nijenhuis and Kathy Steele
   an academic book, meant for therapists.
   and
Jung. His Life and Work by Barbara Hannah
  this mainly follows his autobiography, but gives some nice extra views on the matter.

meditation_novice

  • Guest
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2011, 10:19:32 PM »

Morning Dew

  • Guest
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2011, 07:33:55 AM »
Mindfulness, Bliss and Beyond by Ajahn Brahm

10 times better than B. Gunarantanas book Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English. Brahm writes with his WHOLE HEART :)

http://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Bliss-Beyond-Meditators-Handbook/dp/0861712757/ref=pd_sim_b_1

Jeeprs

  • Guest
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2011, 08:56:45 AM »
Pyrrhonism : How Ancient Greek Reinvented Buddhism by Adrian Kuzminski
http://www.amazon.com/Pyrrhonism-Reinvented-Buddhism-Comparative-Philosophy/dp/0739125079/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1307395141&sr=8-1

That's interesting, that book. I have my eye on it, my University library doesn't have it, if they don't get it, will buy a copy.

jernej

  • Member
Re: What you're currently reading.
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2011, 12:21:16 PM »
I've read a bunch of interesting books:

Buddha's Brain http://www.amazon.com/Buddhas-Brain-Practical-Neuroscience-Happiness/dp/1572246952/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1307444562&sr=1-1 is a very nice book which ties mindfulness to psychology and neuroscience. It explains that we are magnet for bad news and a lot of suffering that we experience is caused by ourselves, by throwing "the second dart". It also discusses the illusion of self.

I also read this book on NLP http://www.amazon.com/Live-Your-Dreams-Reality-Catch/dp/1412047099, just to understand what it's all about. I think there are some good ideas in there, but there is a large part i'm skeptical about.

Happiness hypothesis http://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Hypothesis-Finding-Modern-Ancient/dp/0465028020/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307445549&sr=8-1 was interesting, but I can not completely relate / agree with conclusions there.

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
0 Replies
1621 Views
Last post December 04, 2009, 03:58:44 PM
by Matthew
3 Replies
2888 Views
Last post February 10, 2012, 11:24:31 PM
by Chubachopsger
3 Replies
1815 Views
Last post February 17, 2019, 01:06:17 AM
by tbarron