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free advanced to beginner ebooks

Post by Odin » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:52 pm

What are some free advanced to beginner ebooks for meditation? How about the best paid ones too?

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Post by Johnny Dangerous » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:18 am

Odin wrote:What are some free advanced to beginner ebooks for meditation? How about the best paid ones too?

Too general of a question in some ways ...if you wanted a place to start though, www.buddhanet.net has lots of free Ebooks.

For "intro" type books, a lot of people I know have enjoyed Thich Nhat Hanh's The Heart of The Buddha's Teaching.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama wrote a book called A Profound Mind that I really enjoyed. It really depends on what kind of thing you are looking for.
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Re: free advanced to beginner ebooks

Post by Derek » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:26 am

Odin wrote:What are some free advanced to beginner ebooks for meditation?
Well, of course, mine is the best free ebook ever! :rolling: https://toronto.stream-entry.ca/downloads/

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Post by muni » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:42 am

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bodhicaryavata ... B007JLAC42

Bodhicaryavatara can use in some parts more explanation but is a source of wealth for inspiration for so called advanced one as beginner.
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Post by philji » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:11 pm

If you want to learn meditation, I cannot recommend Joy of Living by Mingyur Rinpoche highly enough. It gives a thorough introduction of meditation theory and practice.

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Post by emaho » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:05 pm

The Berzin Archives offer a lot of free material:

https://studybuddhism.com/web/en/
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Post by joy&peace » Fri May 05, 2017 5:44 pm

One of the best paid ones is close to free - a lot of them are.

Entering the Stream is really great..

The Unborn is a wonderful book about Zen, particularly from the viewpoint of Bankei.

Zen master Bankei was a very beautiful, teacher who specifically said, you do not need to practice austerities -

He had done so himself through his lifetime, and could speak from experience!

He recommended his students not be as austere as he had been -

Still, meditation is very good; he didn't through it out altogether.

The great book, The Three Pillars of Zen, edited by Kapleau, is very beneficial, wonderful, and significant.

It has good descriptions of Shikantaza.

I also recommend Gutenberg.org to search for books that may be free - in the public archive; the public domain.
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