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by Zolbec
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Book about jhana
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Book about jhana

Hey, guys.


I am looking for a book about the eighth step of the Noble Eightfold Path (Right Concentration). I am in doubt between two books.

Who Is My Self? - Ayya Khema
Right Concentration - Leigh Brasington



Which would you recommend?
by Zolbec
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 44
Views: 2639

Re: Theravada for Beginner

Hey, guys. I'm going to start studying the suttas. A good book is In The Buddha's Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi, but it is not recommended for beginners. Do you think Glenn Wallis's book (Basic Teachings of the Buddha) is a good book to read before Bhikkhu Bodhi's book?
by Zolbec
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: J.Krishnamurti discussion.
Replies: 111
Views: 8364

Re: J.Krishnamurti discussion.

Hey guys, what do you have to say about JK's teachings? Do they have any value, or are they a waste of time?
by Zolbec
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Can dhamma practitioner read non dhamma books?
Replies: 16
Views: 778

Can dhamma practitioner read non dhamma books?

Or wouldn't that be something to recommend?


Books on politics, literature, novels. Do you think they are books that have some value?
by Zolbec
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 44
Views: 2639

Re: Theravada for Beginner

Is the new book of Anālayo (Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide) recommended for beginners?
by Zolbec
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 44
Views: 2639

Re: Theravada for Beginner

Hello guys. I am interested in reading a book by Bhikkhu Bodhi (In The Buddha's Words). As you know, it's not a beginner's book. It's an intermediate book. So which books do you recommend to me before this book? (P.S. I have already read two books of Bhante G. Mindfulness in Plain English and Eight ...
by Zolbec
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 44
Views: 2639

Re: Theravada for Beginner

Hey, guys. Do you think I should start by studying The Eightfold Path or Mindfulness (Anapanasati)? Hi Zolbec The Eightfold Path is a pre-requisite for Anapanasati. Anapanasati is the 7th factor of the Eightfold Path. Therefore, you should study both. The Eightfold Path is explained most simply in ...
by Zolbec
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 44
Views: 2639

Re: Theravada for Beginner

Hey, guys. Do you think I should start by studying
The Eightfold Path or Mindfulness (Anapanasati)?
by Zolbec
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 44
Views: 2639

Re: Theravada for Beginner

Which of these two Bhante G books do you think would be most useful to read before I started practicing the Anapanasati Sutra? Eight mindful steps to happiness or Mindfulness in plain english? "Mindfulness in Plain English" is his best-known book, and is an introduction to meditation practice. If y...
by Zolbec
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 44
Views: 2639

Re: Theravada for Beginner

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Helped me a lot.


Which of these two Bhante G books do you think would be most useful to read before I started practicing the Anapanasati Sutra?

Eight mindful steps to happiness or Mindfulness in plain english?
by Zolbec
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 44
Views: 2639

Re: Theravada for Beginner

Another sutra that interests me is the Anapanasati Sutra.
by Zolbec
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 44
Views: 2639

Theravada for Beginner

Hello guys.

I am a beginner in Theravada. How should I start? Should I read the sutras? Which sutras are recommended for beginners? I was interested in the Satipatthana Sutra. Can I start with it? I want to buy the book Transformation and Healing by Thich Nhat Hanh. What do you think?


Thanks.
by Zolbec
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Anapanasati Sutra
Replies: 14
Views: 1080

Anapanasati Sutra

What is the best book about Anapanasati Sutra for beginners in Buddhism?