Ayya Khema. BEING NOBODY,. GOING NOWHERE. Meditations on the Buddhist Path. Wisdom Publications • Boston. Acquired at In this lucid classic, beloved teacher Ayya Khema introduces the reader to the essence of the Buddhist path. She addresses the how and why of. Being Nobody, Going Nowhere – Praise Ayya Khema has achieved both. “Of special help are the Ayya’s simple, grounded instructions to aid us in our.

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Being Nobody Going Nowhere : Meditations on the Buddhist Path

A king of old wanted to practice equanimity and asked for the royal jeweler to forge him a ring that would help him. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. An easy read for those beginning their journey into Buddhism 4 of 4 people found this review helpful. A wonderful book, but I feel that the synopsis given is a little misleading.

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And the Buddha offers some help for you in these “four supreme efforts” which he recommends as a “skillful means” of achieving this Right Effort: It is a form of meditation in itself.

Sep 12, Scott Margo rated it really liked it. Being Nobody, Going Nowhere is both. The fish asked whether the land was transparent, cool, rippling, shiny, good for gliding, buoyant and wet. This is the first book I read on Buddhism, and in 31 years I finally feel like ‘I’m home.

Most of all, this text is nowuere on retreat lectures but reads like a thoughtful guidebook. Felt more loving and serene and more inspired to follow the practice after reading. By the time one gets up from one’s seat and out of the door, all is forgotten. Looking for beautiful books?


Being Nobody, Going Nowhere: Meditations on the Buddhist Path by Ayya Khema

Beong Khema Narrated by: In the same warm, clear, and friendly style, Bhante introduces the listener to what have been known for centuries as the jhanas – deeply calm, joyous, and powerful states of meditation.

Swap it for free. You will not find a better more straight talking teacher. The third kind is full to the brim.

Being Nobody, Going Nowhere: Meditations on the Buddhist Path

Aug 06, Zachary Flessert rated it really liked it Shelves: Then we can start all over again. No one, or both of them. Not bad A pretty good Meditation book for beginners.

In the same engaging style that has endeared him to listeners of Mindfulness in Plain EnglishBhante Gunaratana delves deeply into each step of the Buddha’s most profound teaching on bringing an end to suffering: Anybody who suffers from depression is suffering from the lack of joy with others, the lack nowherd sympathetic joy. She addresses the how and why of meditation, providing a clear framework for understanding the nature of karma and rebirth and the entirety of the eightfold path.

Being Nobody Going Nowhere: Her review of the Eightfold Path and the progression from Right View to Right Intention and how everything else builds upon those up to Right Concentration back to Right View again is very helpful.

To be fair, the four star rating may be more of a reflection of my state of mind than the quality of the book. Now, you know what you can be. She also does a very skillful job in distinguishing between near enemies such as contentment vs. The book is introductory enough for people beginning meditation Want to Read saving…. I love September hurricanes.


This nohody is different. Solid primer on mediation. Most of these talks have previously only been available in limited, private editions and the publication of Food for the Hearttherefore, represents a momentous occasion: Buddhism Compassion Mindfulness Tagsgiving Sweepstakes 1 of 1 people found this review helpful. Ayya Khema was born into a Jewish family in Berlin in Ajahn Chah Narrated by: If it seems to you that this would take a supreme effort, you are right, but noboxy will be supremely beneficial.

Using straightforward, accessible language, Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche leads us through the path of Pristine Mind meditation. Winner of the Christmas Humphreys Award.

Anam Thubten, Sharon Roe editor Narrated by: Orgyen Chowang Narrated by: Nogody Henepola Gunarantana Narrated by: Ayya Khema’s book Ayya Khama is a brilliant writer.

Matthieu Ricard – editor and translator, Constance Wilkinson – editor Narrated by: But we don’t experience this reality amid the swirl of stresses, thoughts, and emotions of day-to-day life. Few introductory books are both simple and profound. The world quarrels with me. I would highly recommend this book to anyone exploring Buddhism or the origins of meditation and min As a newcomer to Buddhist meditation, I found Ayya’s insight to be incredibly helpful in understanding the Buddha’s core teachings.

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