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cooran wrote:Maybe be careful?

Windows blocked my computer from making a ''risky connection'' to the link for:
Reinterpreting the Jhānas, by Roderick S. Bucknell
The link goes to a page on Scribd. I had no problem going to the page, and have never had any difficulties with the Scribd website.
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Ñāṇa wrote: The link goes to a page on Scribd. I had no problem going to the page, and have never had any difficulties with the Scribd website.
Ditto

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Buddhist Meditation: An anthology of texts from the Pali canon by Sarah Shaw
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Excellent Travis thank you ive been meaning to read this and didnt realize it was available online.

:anjali:
With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

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Contemporary Buddhism
An Interdisciplinary Journal - May 2011 © Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Special Issue: Mindfulness: diverse perspectives on its meaning, origins, and multiple applications at the intersection of science and dharma:

Mindfulness: Diverse Perspectives on its Meaning, Origins, and Multiple Applications at the Intersection of Science and Dharma by J. Mark G. Willliams and Jon Kabat-Zinn

What Does Mindfulness Really Mean? A Canonical Perspective by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Is Mindfulness Present-Centered and Non-Judgmental? A Discussion of the Cognitive Dimensions of Mindfulness by George Dreyfus

The Construction of Mindfulness by Andrew Olendzki

Toward an Understanding of Non-Dual Mindfulness by John Dunne

How does Mindfulness Transform Suffering? I: The Nature and Origins of Dukkha by John D. Teasdale and Michael Chaskalson

How does Mindfulness Transform Suffering? II: The Nature and Origins of Dukkha by John D. Teasdale and Michael Chaskalson

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Culture clash or Creative Fusion? by Melanie Fennell & Zindel Segal

Compassion in the Landscape of Suffering by Cristina Feldman and Willem Kuyken

Meditation and Mindfulness by Martine Batchlor

The Buddhist Roots of Mindfulness Training: A Practitioners View by Edel Maex

Mindfulness and Loving-Kindness by Sharon Salzberg

Mindfulness in Higher Education by Mirabai Bush

‘Enjoy Your Death’: Leadership Lessons Forged in the Crucible of Organizational Death and Rebirth Infused with Mindfulness and Mastery by Saki F. Santorelli

Mindfulness by Any Other Name…: Trials and Tribulations of Sati in Western Psychology and Science by Paul Grossmann and Nicholas T. Van Dam

Measuring Mindfulness by Ruth A. Baer

On Some Definitions of Mindfulness by Rupert Gethin

Some Reflections on the Origins of MBSR, Skillful Means, and the Trouble with Maps by Jon Kabat-Zinn
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The Sutta on Understanding Death in the Transmission of Borān Meditation from Siam to the Kandyan Court

Kate Crosby ◦ Andrew Skilton ◦ Amal Gunasena

Journal of Indian Philosophy, 40: pp. 177 – 198, © Springer 2012
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The Origin of Insight Meditation, by L.S. Cousins

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Vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādethā — All things decay and disappoint, it is through vigilance that you succeed — Mahāparinibbāna Sutta

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bodom wrote:The Heart of Buddhist Meditation: Satipatthna : A Handbook of Mental Training Based on the Buddha's Way of Mindfulness, With an Anthology of Relevant Texts Translated from the Pali by Nyanaponika
I found this book is also available online for free in google books: http://books.google.com/books?id=UaIuXn ... e&q&f=true" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Here you'll find a list of awesome Thai forest tradition books; with writings, translations, and commentaries by Ajaan Dick Silaratano.

http://www.forestdhamma.org/books/english/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

You can order hard copies, or download pdf, epub, or mobi files, or audio files.
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I recomend reading Tyranny of Words by Stuart Chase. It deals with communication, abstract/conceptual thinking and general semantics i think it is no less than extremely helpful for understanding the Dhamma.
https://tzmvirginia.files.wordpress.com ... k-scan.pdf
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