Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Books > Buddhist > Meditation Compassion and Lovingkindness (An Approach To Vipassana Practice)
Displaying 1138 of 1580         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Meditation Compassion and Lovingkindness (An Approach To Vipassana Practice)
Meditation Compassion and Lovingkindness (An Approach To Vipassana Practice)
Description
Back of the Book

Vipassana Meditation is not something that we only do a little of each day it becomes the way we live all day every day, so that we work with all life’s situations and find peace and happiness everywhere.

If you practice meditation this is the book you’ll want to take every where with you! Steve and Rosemary Weissman offer insights into the development process because when you start to meditate you eventually will look at all the problems that people on the spiritual path want to overcome. How do you deal with anger, fear, greed, aversion or being judgmental? The Weissmans offer a guided meditation to help get rid of feeling of guilt and lack of self worth they present a way to learn how to look at the world around you with compassion and lovingkindness. Full of practical information this is a resource that you’ll use over and over again and you may want to give it to a friend.

The Weissmans teach meditation retreats at the Wat Kow Tahm Meditation center in Thailand. They also teach in the United States and at their Center in Australia. This book was written at the request of people who have studied with them for many students of Vipassana meditation wanted a ready reference to take home. Included with the text is basic instruction for working with meditation postures sitting standing lying and walking so you can learn to use Vipassana Mediation techniques everywhere you go.

Foreword

This book is a collection of selected teachings used during 10 day meditation retreats we lead at Wat Kow Tahm international meditation Center Koh Pahngan Thailand. These retreats have been designed as a basic introduction to many of the methods found within Buddhist teachings for training the mind in order to find deep inner peace and wisdom.

The emphasis of the retreats is the developments of beneficial qualities such as compassion, Lovingkindness, equanimity, joy, patience, perseverance endurance, energy understanding and wisdom. The retreats help people let go of unbeneficial qualities such as greed hatred anger jealousy fear worry grief and ignorance.

An important part of this type of mental training is to develop keen awareness of our actions speech and thoughts. This awareness also referred to as mindfulness is essential in order to develop clarity and strength in the mind. With this clarity and strength we are than able to see which actions words or thoughts lead to stress and difficulties and which lead to peace and harmony in ourselves and in others.

Developing this understanding enables us to learn how to let go of the stress and difficulties that come from our attachment to greed aversion and ignorance.

We have found in our own practice that the development of mind fullness and the letting go of difficulties have been aided greatly by the development of a compassionate intention behind and a compassionate attitude toward our actions, speech, and thoughts. A compassionate attitude encourages us not to cause harm or difficulty for ourselves or others. The more we develop compassion within the more we see that mindfulness is an extremely valuable way to develop understanding of life in all aspects. Then with this understanding we can work toward increasing beneficial qualities and lessening unbeneficial qualities. This will create the causes and conditions that eventually will produce more peace contentment and deeper happiness.

We began teaching at Wat Kow Tahm in 1987 at the request of the head nun there. She asked us to give meditation instruction to the many Western travelers who come to Koh Pahngan and find their way to this small hilltop forest monastery. As the number of visitors increased and as we saw the potential for offering more formal teaching we initiated the current format of intensive 10-day retreats in 1988. Since then we also have taught in the USA and in Australia.

Meditation compassion & Lovingkindness offers selections from our retreat talks organized in an easy to read inspirational format. When we first started to prepare this book we had the following thoughts in mind we wanted to select sections of our talks which could stand by themselves as being inspirational sometimes just a few words sometimes a paragraph or more sometimes a two or three page story. We wanted a book that could be opened to any page a book to have as food for thought additionally if the reader wished a book which could be read from page one to the end.

If you do read is straight through we would like to encourage you to pause from time to time to allow the teachings to settle within. We recommend this due to the nature of the concept of selected teachings rather than condensed talks. This can be especially helpful when it is obvious that the particular teaching was not meant to flow on to the next.

If you do read is straight through we would like to encourage you to pause from time to time to allow the teachings to settle within. We recommend this due to the nature of the concept of selected teachings rather than condensed talks. This can be especially helpful when it is obvious that the particular teachings was not meant to flow on to the next.

Meditation compassion & lovingkindness is a book that can travel with you. It can sit in your car ready for rush hour or other traffic delays. It can carried in your side bag for the ride on the bus train airplane. It can go with you on camping trips to the beach or wherever you go. It is a book that can be opened at odd times, anywhere or during the quiet moments in your home read a little then closed and reflected upon taken inside for a while.

An appendix with some basic formal meditation instruction has been added at the end of this book. If you have never practiced formal meditation you need not worry this book has been designed for the benefit of both meditators and non meditators.

We would like to express our deepest appreciation for the hospitality encouragement and support that we have received that we have received at Wat Kow Tahm by the head Nun, Mae Chee Ah Mohm Pahn and the other nuns and monks of the monastery during our years of teaching here.

A special thank you to Abby karp for helping edit and type this book. Special thanks also to Ruth Weissman, Peter Sudworth, Elaine Karp Gelenter, Steve karp and other friends in Baltimore to Kay Zumwinkel from Germany to John Douthitt and to Hazel Forbes.

We hope our book will help you all to find more peace contentment patience lovingkindness, equanimity, joy, acceptance, wisdom and compassionate understanding.

Contents

Foreword vii
One Word, One Word xi
Chapter 1Meditation and Mental Development 1
Chapter 2Listening 9
Chapter 3The Five Hindrances 11
Chapter 4Attitude 23
Chapter 5Compassion and Lovingkindness 25
Chapter 6Unpleasant experiences 37
Chapter 7Staying Open 45
Chapter 8Equanimity 49
Chapter 9Satipattana Sutta 51
Chapter 10Trying with Compassion 71
Chapter 11Letting Go 75
Chapter 12Emotions 93
Chapter 13Five Reflections 97
Chapter 14Be Kind to Yourself 119
Chapter 15Effort and Balance 123
Chapter 16Separating people and actions 141
Chapter 17Sympathetic Joy 145
Chapter 18Conversation 151
Chapter 19Doubt and Openness 153
Chapter 20Hammer and Nails 167
Chapter 21Respect, Gratitude Generosity and Joy 173
Chapter 22Integration 179
Chapter 23…With Compassionate Understanding 193
AppendixFormal Meditation Practice 195

Meditation Compassion and Lovingkindness (An Approach To Vipassana Practice)

Item Code:
IHL122
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2000
Publisher:
Sri Satguru Publications
ISBN:
8170306787
Size:
8.6 Inch X 5.5 Inch
Pages:
223 (6 B/W Illustrations)
Price:
$20.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Meditation Compassion and Lovingkindness (An Approach To Vipassana Practice)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 6890 times since 10th Sep, 2010
Back of the Book

Vipassana Meditation is not something that we only do a little of each day it becomes the way we live all day every day, so that we work with all life’s situations and find peace and happiness everywhere.

If you practice meditation this is the book you’ll want to take every where with you! Steve and Rosemary Weissman offer insights into the development process because when you start to meditate you eventually will look at all the problems that people on the spiritual path want to overcome. How do you deal with anger, fear, greed, aversion or being judgmental? The Weissmans offer a guided meditation to help get rid of feeling of guilt and lack of self worth they present a way to learn how to look at the world around you with compassion and lovingkindness. Full of practical information this is a resource that you’ll use over and over again and you may want to give it to a friend.

The Weissmans teach meditation retreats at the Wat Kow Tahm Meditation center in Thailand. They also teach in the United States and at their Center in Australia. This book was written at the request of people who have studied with them for many students of Vipassana meditation wanted a ready reference to take home. Included with the text is basic instruction for working with meditation postures sitting standing lying and walking so you can learn to use Vipassana Mediation techniques everywhere you go.

Foreword

This book is a collection of selected teachings used during 10 day meditation retreats we lead at Wat Kow Tahm international meditation Center Koh Pahngan Thailand. These retreats have been designed as a basic introduction to many of the methods found within Buddhist teachings for training the mind in order to find deep inner peace and wisdom.

The emphasis of the retreats is the developments of beneficial qualities such as compassion, Lovingkindness, equanimity, joy, patience, perseverance endurance, energy understanding and wisdom. The retreats help people let go of unbeneficial qualities such as greed hatred anger jealousy fear worry grief and ignorance.

An important part of this type of mental training is to develop keen awareness of our actions speech and thoughts. This awareness also referred to as mindfulness is essential in order to develop clarity and strength in the mind. With this clarity and strength we are than able to see which actions words or thoughts lead to stress and difficulties and which lead to peace and harmony in ourselves and in others.

Developing this understanding enables us to learn how to let go of the stress and difficulties that come from our attachment to greed aversion and ignorance.

We have found in our own practice that the development of mind fullness and the letting go of difficulties have been aided greatly by the development of a compassionate intention behind and a compassionate attitude toward our actions, speech, and thoughts. A compassionate attitude encourages us not to cause harm or difficulty for ourselves or others. The more we develop compassion within the more we see that mindfulness is an extremely valuable way to develop understanding of life in all aspects. Then with this understanding we can work toward increasing beneficial qualities and lessening unbeneficial qualities. This will create the causes and conditions that eventually will produce more peace contentment and deeper happiness.

We began teaching at Wat Kow Tahm in 1987 at the request of the head nun there. She asked us to give meditation instruction to the many Western travelers who come to Koh Pahngan and find their way to this small hilltop forest monastery. As the number of visitors increased and as we saw the potential for offering more formal teaching we initiated the current format of intensive 10-day retreats in 1988. Since then we also have taught in the USA and in Australia.

Meditation compassion & Lovingkindness offers selections from our retreat talks organized in an easy to read inspirational format. When we first started to prepare this book we had the following thoughts in mind we wanted to select sections of our talks which could stand by themselves as being inspirational sometimes just a few words sometimes a paragraph or more sometimes a two or three page story. We wanted a book that could be opened to any page a book to have as food for thought additionally if the reader wished a book which could be read from page one to the end.

If you do read is straight through we would like to encourage you to pause from time to time to allow the teachings to settle within. We recommend this due to the nature of the concept of selected teachings rather than condensed talks. This can be especially helpful when it is obvious that the particular teaching was not meant to flow on to the next.

If you do read is straight through we would like to encourage you to pause from time to time to allow the teachings to settle within. We recommend this due to the nature of the concept of selected teachings rather than condensed talks. This can be especially helpful when it is obvious that the particular teachings was not meant to flow on to the next.

Meditation compassion & lovingkindness is a book that can travel with you. It can sit in your car ready for rush hour or other traffic delays. It can carried in your side bag for the ride on the bus train airplane. It can go with you on camping trips to the beach or wherever you go. It is a book that can be opened at odd times, anywhere or during the quiet moments in your home read a little then closed and reflected upon taken inside for a while.

An appendix with some basic formal meditation instruction has been added at the end of this book. If you have never practiced formal meditation you need not worry this book has been designed for the benefit of both meditators and non meditators.

We would like to express our deepest appreciation for the hospitality encouragement and support that we have received that we have received at Wat Kow Tahm by the head Nun, Mae Chee Ah Mohm Pahn and the other nuns and monks of the monastery during our years of teaching here.

A special thank you to Abby karp for helping edit and type this book. Special thanks also to Ruth Weissman, Peter Sudworth, Elaine Karp Gelenter, Steve karp and other friends in Baltimore to Kay Zumwinkel from Germany to John Douthitt and to Hazel Forbes.

We hope our book will help you all to find more peace contentment patience lovingkindness, equanimity, joy, acceptance, wisdom and compassionate understanding.

Contents

Foreword vii
One Word, One Word xi
Chapter 1Meditation and Mental Development 1
Chapter 2Listening 9
Chapter 3The Five Hindrances 11
Chapter 4Attitude 23
Chapter 5Compassion and Lovingkindness 25
Chapter 6Unpleasant experiences 37
Chapter 7Staying Open 45
Chapter 8Equanimity 49
Chapter 9Satipattana Sutta 51
Chapter 10Trying with Compassion 71
Chapter 11Letting Go 75
Chapter 12Emotions 93
Chapter 13Five Reflections 97
Chapter 14Be Kind to Yourself 119
Chapter 15Effort and Balance 123
Chapter 16Separating people and actions 141
Chapter 17Sympathetic Joy 145
Chapter 18Conversation 151
Chapter 19Doubt and Openness 153
Chapter 20Hammer and Nails 167
Chapter 21Respect, Gratitude Generosity and Joy 173
Chapter 22Integration 179
Chapter 23…With Compassionate Understanding 193
AppendixFormal Meditation Practice 195
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Lord Buddha  (DVD)
Gopinath
Super Audio (Chennai) Pvt. Ltd.(2011)
46 Min.
Item Code: ICX078
$22.00
The Far shore: Vipassana, The Practice of Insight
Deal 10% Off
by Michell Ginsberg
Hardcover (Edition: 2001)
Motilal Banarsidas Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDC206
$14.00$12.60
You save: $1.40 (10%)
Vipassana (A Universal Buddhist Technique of Meditation)
by D.C.Ahir
Paperback (Edition: 1999)
Sri Satguru Publications
Item Code: NAD801
$16.00
Aspects of Buddhism: Based on Pali Sources
by Dr. H.S. Shukla

Hardcover (Edition: 2001)
Banaras Hindu University
Item Code: IDF332
$32.50
Meditate
by P.C. Jhalani
Paperback (Edition: 1998)
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Item Code: IDK738
$16.50
Buddhist Meditation
by Samdhong Rinpoche
hardcover (Edition: 2007)
Theosophical Publishing House
Item Code: NAH295
$15.00
The Art of Dying: Talks on Hasidism
by Osho
Paperback (Edition: 2005)
Tao Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDJ579
$23.00
Me and Mine (Selected Essays of Bhikkhu Buddhadasa Edited and With An Introduction)
by Donald K.Swearer
Hardcover (Edition: 1991)
Sri Satguru Publications
Item Code: NAD251
$20.00
Beyond Eternity Through Mysticism
by Lama Thinley Dorjey Bhutin
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
Paljor Publications (P) Ltd.
Item Code: IDL140
$30.00
THE DEBATE OF KING MILINDA
by BHIKKHU PESALA
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Motilal Banarsidas Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDC173
$19.00
The Notion of Emptiness in Early Buddhism
by CHOONG Mun-Keat
Hardcover (Edition: 1999)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDC258
$22.50
21 Powers of Tools of Reiki
by Abhishek Thakore & Usha Thakore
Paperback (Edition: 2004)
PUSTAK MAHAL
Item Code: IDG819
$12.00
The Boddhisattva's Brain: Buddhism Naturalized
by Owen Flanagan
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Dev Publishers and Distributors
Item Code: NAF953
$40.00
Buddhist Social and Moral Education
by Dr. Suraj Narain Sharma
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Parimal Publications
Item Code: NAF355
$27.50
Foundations and Applications of Indian Psychology
by Editor: R. M. Matthijs Cornelissen, Girishwar Mishra and Suneet Verma
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Pearson Dorling Kindersley India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAK942
$30.00

Testimonials

I’ve received my blue scarf and I am delighted. I am impressed by your professionalism. Thank you so much! I will place another order soon.
Celine, France
Received the consignment in time. Excellent service. I place on record your prompt service and excellent way the product was packed and sent. Kindly accept my appreciation and thanks for all those involved in this work. My prayers t the Almighty to continue the excellent service for the many more years to come. Long live EXOTIC INDIA and its employees
N.KALAICHELVAN, Tamil Nadu
A very thorough and beautiful website and webstore. I have tried for several years to get this Bhagavad Gita Home Study Course from Arshavidya and have been unable. Was so pleased to find it in your store!
George Marshall
A big fan of Exotic India. Have been for years and years. I am always certain to find exactly what I am looking for in your merchandise.
John Dash, western New York, USA
I just got my order and it’s exactly as I hoped it would be!
Nancy, USA.
It is amazing. I am really very very happy with your excellent service. I received the book today in an awesome condition. Thanks again.
Shambhu, New York.
Thank you for making available some many amazing literary works!
Parmanand Jagnandan, USA
I have been very happy with your service in selling Puranas. I have bought several in the past and am happy with the packaging and care you exhibit. Thank you for this Divine Service.
Raj, USA
Thank you very much! My grandpa received the book today and the smile you put on his face was priceless. He has been trying to order this book from other companies for months now. He only recently asked me for help and you have made this transaction so easy. My grandpa is so happy he wants to order two more copies. I am currently in the process of ordering 2 more.
Rinay, Australia
I would just let you know that today I received my order. It was packed so beautifully and what lovely service.
Caroline, Australia
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2016 © Exotic India