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Mindfulness in Plain English

by Ven. Henepola Gunaratana

About the Author
Preface Introduction: American Buddhism
Meditation: Why Bother
What Meditation Isn't
What Meditation Is
The Practice
What To Do With Your Body
What To Do With Your Mind
Structuring Your Meditation
Set Up Exercises
Dealing with Problems
Dealing With Distractions I
Dealing With Distractions II
Mindfulness (Sati)
Mindfulness Versus Concentration
Meditation In Everyday Life
What's In It For You
Electronic Distribution Agreement

This text is from an early edition of the book provided through Tiger Team and BodhiNet. Wisdom Publications has published an expanded and updated edition that is well worth buying. It remains one of the clearest introductory texts on the practice of meditation and is highly recommended.

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