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Looking for hardcopy books

Postby JeffR » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:30 am

I just finished a 10 day solo retreat deepening my Vipassana meditation practice. I'm looking to increase my understanding of Abhidhamma and my teacher has recommended a couple books by Nina Van Gorkom:
Cetasikas
and
Abhidhamma in Daily Life.

I have found both books online, but have not been able to find a place to purchase the hard copy books. I prefer to do my reading curled up with a book on the couch as opposed to sitting in front of a computer screen. Does anyone know a source where I can find these books?

Thanks,
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Re: Looking for hardcopy books

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:55 am

Greetings Jeff,

I'm not sure on current availability, but once upon a time I picked up the second of those books through http://www.budaedu.org/en/book/

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Re: Looking for hardcopy books

Postby culaavuso » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:55 am

Abhidhamma in Daily Life appears to be available for $100 used on Amazon.

Cetasikas appears to be available from Wisdom Books for £21.60.

Another possibility to consider is that you might be able to take an online PDF copy of the book and have it printed (and maybe even bound) for less than the cost of an online purchase and shipping.
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Re: Looking for hardcopy books

Postby pt1 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:36 am

JeffR wrote:I just finished a 10 day solo retreat deepening my Vipassana meditation practice. I'm looking to increase my understanding of Abhidhamma and my teacher has recommended a couple books by Nina Van Gorkom:
Cetasikas
and
Abhidhamma in Daily Life.

I have found both books online, but have not been able to find a place to purchase the hard copy books. I prefer to do my reading curled up with a book on the couch as opposed to sitting in front of a computer screen. Does anyone know a source where I can find these books?

Thanks,
Jeff


My impression was that Nina's books are usually given away for free - occasionally a foundation in Thailand would print a limited run and then give away the books to those interested who would then pass them on to their friends etc... You can try posting your question on a Yahoo group where Nina and her friends post, usually someone there has a few hardcopies ready to pass on to anyone that's interested:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/dhammastudygroup/conversations/messages?xm=1&m=e&l=1

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Re: Looking for hardcopy books

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:49 am

That's good advice. I recall Nina offering to send me a copy of one of her books there. However, since I had already printed and bound it (inexpensive comb binding) I gratefully decline.

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Re: Looking for hardcopy books

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