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Lionheart

Two books
« on: February 12, 2014, 07:17:00 AM »
If anyone has read either of these books, would you recommend it?  I am interested in practical knowledge of Buddhist meditation techniques, especially Vipassana.  At this time, it is not possible for me to go on a retreat.

"Beyond the Breath" by Michael Glickman
"Wisdom Wide and Deep" by Shaila Catherine

Matthew

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Re: Two books
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2014, 08:03:58 AM »
The Glickman book has been recommended a few times. Here's one thread:

http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,1934.msg20405.html#msg20405

It's always worth searching the forum :)
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Lionheart

Re: Two books
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 09:03:52 AM »
Thanks, Matthew.  I did a search on that book before I posted this.  Maybe I misspelled it or used the wrong keywords.

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Re: Two books
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 09:12:59 AM »
No worries, I just searched Glickman ... Unusual enough word it found three threads.

Hoping to add a "related threads" feature soon which will help too, but have to do some housework on the database first. I didn't search for the other book, try Shaila ...
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Lionheart

Re: Two books
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 10:24:48 PM »
My error. I searched for "beyond the breath" and somehow missed that reference to the author and his book.  I think the forum is fine as it is. Thank you again.  :)

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Re: Two books
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 11:11:36 PM »
Searching any database is about narrowing or widening possibilities to find that you seek - always go for the unusual terms first then widen if needed, same is true of any system ... Search for beyond and breath here you'll find a ton of stuff due to the nature of the discussions herein ... Glickman is suitably unusual to lead you straight there :)
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Re: Two books
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2014, 04:58:04 AM »
Hi Lion
I read both books
Shaila's does not only explain vipassana but the book is also a good exposed practical information of Samatha, Tranquility with the 4 material & inmaterial jhanas entering well instructed & steps to follow.
I read a further 3  other related writing after this book, all highly recommended.
delma

Lionheart

Re: Two books
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2014, 05:05:53 AM »
Thanks, Delma.  I am aware of two books by Shaila, including the one I mentioned.  Which other 3 books do you say you recommend?   

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Re: Two books
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2014, 05:47:44 AM »
I was not familiar with Shaila's book. Thanks for the recommendation. Will check it out.
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Lionheart

Re: Two books
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2014, 06:10:45 AM »
I believe this is her master. Some of his books have been translated into English and are available online. http://www.paaukforestmonastery.org/abbot.htm

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Re: Two books
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2014, 07:45:41 AM »
Hi Lion
You are so right, he is the master & the books related  that I mention:
Practicing the jhanas/Stephen Snyder & Tina Rasmussen
This book is fascinating, They don't cover Vipassana but give reason why. The second book of course is:
Knowing and Seeing by Pa Auk Tawya Sayadaw
This is really is a bible, a must to have book & you can get it for free however I bought the amazon version & will never regret it
Delma

 

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