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The Miracle of Mindfulness - Thich Nhat Hanh

Siddhartha = Herman Hesse

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not Thai related but practical western books on zen buddhism :

joko beck, "everyday zen", and "nothing special".

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Mindfulness, Bliss and Beyond by Achaan Brahm.

Wings to awakening by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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not Thai related but practical western books on zen buddhism :

joko beck, "everyday zen", and "nothing special".

Charlotte Joko Beck (1917 - 2011) was a fine, very down to earth, teacher. These two books are well worth reading.

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not Thai related but practical western books on zen buddhism :

joko beck, "everyday zen", and "nothing special".

Charlotte Joko Beck (1917 - 2011) was a fine, very down to earth, teacher. These two books are well worth reading.

agree. she was influenced from buddhism in japan if i recall correctly.

interestingly enough, one of the more well-known monks in thailand (sorry, don't have his reference at hand and can never remember the thai monks names) is teaching a more "back to the basics" buddhim and refers several times to buddhism as it exists in japan/china which is (apparently) less ceremony & tradition and more direct experience and teaching about enlightenment. joke beck definitely strives for the latter.

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One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism

by Joseph Goldstein

Amazon.com Review
Insight Meditation cofounder Joseph Goldstein ponders the possibility that all Buddhist teachings could be distilled into One Dharma. As Buddhism continues to grow in the West, Goldstein shows us the value of uniting this movement rather than allowing it to become fractured by its subtle differences. He does not advocate a watering down or mixing up of the various traditions. Rather, "We can practice each of them in its own integrity and come to a genuine depth of understanding." Readers who are wary of a scholarly analysis of Buddhist nuances need not worry. Goldstein (The Experience of Insight) relies on personal anecdotes and accessible language to explore the common themes in all Buddhist teachings. Though purists will no doubt quibble, Goldstein believes that following one Dharma is the way the West will be won, weaving together the methods of mindfulness, the motivation of compassion, and the liberating wisdom of nonclinging. "These three pillars--mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom--are not Indian or Burmese, Japanese or Tibetan; they are qualities in our own minds." --Gail Hudson
From Library Journal
Separated by time and space, the several traditions of Buddhism and their many internal variations grew from the Buddha's original teachings into disparate systems of practice on the path to liberation. Having himself confronted these discrepancies, Goldstein, a highly respected teacher of meditation, cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, and widely read coauthor (with Jack Kornfield) of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom and The Path of Insight Meditation, seeks here to define the One Dharma "the essential point common to all the teachings." To this end, he reviews the development of Buddhist traditions and explores various meanings of nirvana, liberation, lovingkindness, and other concepts as viewed primarily from Theravada, Tibetan, and Zen perspectives. Novices to Buddhist literature will find these teachings made accessible by a clear, simple eloquence and enlivened by anecdotes from Goldstein's personal spiritual journey. More experienced seekers will discover an excellent overview and a useful lead-in to David Brazier's The New Buddhism. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries. James R. Kuhlman, Univ. of North Carolina Lib., Asheville
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“Brimming with wisdom and compassion, One Dharma offers a brilliant map of the spiritual path.”
About the Author

Joseph Goldstein is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where he is one of the resident guiding teachers. He is the author of The Experience of Insight and Insight Meditation and has coauthored books with both Sharon Salzberg and Jack Kornfield. He has studied and practiced meditation since 1967 under the guidance of eminent teachers from India, Burma, and Tibet. He lectures and leads retreats around the world.

http://www.amazon.com/One-Dharma-Emerging-Western-Buddhism/product-reviews/0062517015/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

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'Warner stage dives into the Sam Harris, Karen Armstrong, Christopher Hitchens mosh pit of the God or no God debate--and body surfs up with a typically provocative perspective. The fact that the book's title is Warner's mis-remembrance of a Zen monk's quote is emblematic of his profoundly engaging and idiosyncratic take on the ineffable power of the "ground of all being."'

Available June 11, 2013

http://www.amazon.com/There-Is-God-Always-You/dp/1608681831

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I'm looking for the following book, but don't know where to get (or bucha) a printed copy:

The Biography of the Venerable Phra Acharn Mun Bhuridatta Thera
A Spiritual Biography by Acariya Maha Boowa Ñjanasampanno

Who can help me with this?

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