Thread: Understanding and daily practice

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    Understanding and daily practice

    Dear friends,

    Are there any Buddhist books/articles/videos that you could share because you feel that they have helped you with your understanding and daily practice ?


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    Two books have been fundamental to my core practice and understanding of meditation:

    "Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond: A meditator's handbook" by Ajahn Brahm

    "Vrai Zen" by Taisen Deshimaru. Title in french, I have the Spanish edition; I don't know about the English translation.

    The first book has taught me the fundamental way of mindfulness of breathing; the second book has been fundamental for the understanding and practice of Zazen.


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    Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki. I read this before I even thought of becoming a Buddhist or of going to any Buddhist center. The idea of meditating as a beginner, as if you had no preconceived ideas about what should be happening is pretty powerful: “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few” and, "In other words, just practice zazen in a certain posture. Do not think about anything. Just remain on your cushion without expecting anything."

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    Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka. Translated by William Hart
    The Art of Living


    This book started me on Mindfulness and Meditation.

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    I like the book by Philip Kapleau, The Three Pillars of Zen.

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    The consciousness is always ready, how about you?

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