Being Nobody Going Nowhere

Being Nobody  Going Nowhere

Techniques for developing meditative insight and compassion, written with pure sincerity by a Western Buddhist nun.

Author: Ayya Khema

Publisher: Wisdom Publications (MA)

ISBN: UVA:X002151230

Category: Buddhism

Page: 186

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Techniques for developing meditative insight and compassion, written with pure sincerity by a Western Buddhist nun.
Categories: Buddhism

Being Nobody Going Nowhere

Being Nobody  Going Nowhere

In this new edition of her classic best-selling book, Ayya Khema gives clear, practical instruction on meditation and techniques for overcoming counterproductive mental habits and beliefs.

Author: Geshe Tashi Tsering

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458783523

Category:

Page: 304

View: 869

In this new edition of her classic best-selling book, Ayya Khema gives clear, practical instruction on meditation and techniques for overcoming counterproductive mental habits and beliefs. Through the simple practices detailed here, you will develop deeper insight, a sense of calm well-being, and a greater capacity to love and feel loved on a daily basis. Being Nobody also includes an eloquent, sparklingly lucid outline of the Buddhist path that can be understood and enjoyed by everybody
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Being Nobody Going Nowhere

Being Nobody  Going Nowhere

Few introductory books are both simple and profound. Being Nobody, Going Nowhere is both.

Author: Khema

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861719723

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 628

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 meditation, providing a clear framework for understanding the nature of karma and rebirth and the entirety of the eightfold path. With specific, practical advice Ayya Khema illuminates the practices of compassion and sympathetic joy and offers forthright guidance in working with the hindrances that we all encounter in meditation. Few introductory books are both simple and profound. Being Nobody, Going Nowhere is both.
Categories: Religion

Be an Island

Be an Island

Offers contemplative tools for using Buddhist meditative techniques to develop a healthy sense of personal being

Author: Khema

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861711475

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 103

Offers contemplative tools for using Buddhist meditative techniques to develop a healthy sense of personal being
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Listening to Depression

Listening to Depression

Similarly, thoughts of suicide may be leading you toward ending oppressive
regimes, or making dramatic changes, in your ... BEING. NOBODY,. GOING.
NOWHERE. The revolution you are about to undergo usually means the
overthrow of two ...

Author: Lara Honos-Webb

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781572244436

Category: Self-Help

Page: 175

View: 276

Discusses different aspects of depression in each chapter of a guide that is designed to help readers see periods of depression as opportunities for growth and introspection. Original.
Categories: Self-Help

Who Is My Self

Who Is My Self

Ayya Khema, author of the best-selling Being Nobody, Going Nowhere, uses one of the earliest Buddhist suttas to guide us along the path of the oldest Buddhist meditative practice for understanding the nature of "self.

Author: Khema

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614290315

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 807

Self-transformation is an essential element in all forms of Buddhist meditation--from Tantra to Zen. Ayya Khema, author of the best-selling Being Nobody, Going Nowhere, uses one of the earliest Buddhist suttas to guide us along the path of the oldest Buddhist meditative practice for understanding the nature of "self." By following the Buddha's explanation with clear, insightful examples from her years of teaching meditation, she guides us back and forth between the relative understanding and higher realizations of the Buddhist concept of "self." Her thoughtful contemplation of the Buddha's radical understanding of "self" and her practical advice for achieving insight offer the reader a profound understanding of the "self." Both beginning and advanced practitioners will greatly benefit from Ayya Khema's warm and down-to-earth exposition of the Buddha's meditation on "self."
Categories: Religion

Know Where You re Going

Know Where You re Going

Know Where You're Going was previously published under the title When the Iron Eagle Flies.

Author: Ayya Khema

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614292104

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 985

Experience a complete meditation course with one of the West’s most renowned Buddhist teachers. Know Where You're Going provides a full course of instruction in Buddhist meditation and reflection, and contains a wealth of exercises and advice to help the reader grow. As we put these teachings into practice over time, we learn to see things as they really are and discover transcendence right here in our everyday lives. Ayya Khema shows us how to live a wholehearted spiritual life, even amid our day to day concerns and responsibilities. Her teachings unfold simply, free of jargon, and are ideal for the contemporary world. Grounding the practice of more advanced meditations in a deeply cultivated sense of mindfulness, love, and altruism, Khema shows us, step by step, how to access to liberation and freedom. Know Where You're Going was previously published under the title When the Iron Eagle Flies.
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I Give You My Life

I Give You My Life

The first Western Jewish woman to become a Theravadan Buddhist nun describes her journey from Nazi persecution to her postwar life in China to her founding of a monastery in Sri Lanka, where she earned fame as a spiritual leader. 15,000 ...

Author: Ayya Khema

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015046477173

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 270

The first Western Jewish woman to become a Theravadan Buddhist nun describes her journey from Nazi persecution to her postwar life in China to her founding of a monastery in Sri Lanka, where she earned fame as a spiritual leader. 15,000 first printing.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

When the Iron Eagle Flies

When the Iron Eagle Flies

When the Iron Eagle Flies is a complete meditation course from one of the West's most beloved Buddhist teachers. In her usual direct style, Ayya Khema points us toward the middle path—a path of simplicity.

Author: Ayya Khema

Publisher: Wisdom Publications (MA)

ISBN: 0861711696

Category: Religion

Page: 223

View: 448

When the Iron Eagle Flies is a complete meditation course from one of the West's most beloved Buddhist teachers. In her usual direct style, Ayya Khema points us toward the middle path--a path of simplicity. Her teachings unfold simply, free of jargon, and are ideal for a contemporary world where our fevered pursuit of pleasure and comfort leaves us "like children playing in a house on fire, refusing to let go of our toys." A practical guide to building meaning through awareness, When the Iron Eagle Flies contains a wealth of exercises and advice to help the reader along the path. Ayya Khema grounds her teaching in our ordinary, everyday experiences, and gradually shows us how to gain access to liberation and freedom.
Categories: Religion

Who Is My Self

Who Is My Self

A practical Buddhist meditation guide that clearly explains traditional Buddhist meditation practice and deals with various problems encountered in meditation.

Author: Khema

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861711277

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 446

Self-transformation is an essential element in all forms of Buddhist meditation--from Tantra to Zen. Ayya Khema, author of the best-selling Being Nobody, Going Nowhere, uses one of the earliest Buddhist suttas to guide us along the path of the oldest Buddhist meditative practice for understanding the nature of "self." By following the Buddha's explanation with clear, insightful examples from her years of teaching meditation, she guides us back and forth between the relative understanding and higher realizations of the Buddhist concept of "self." Her thoughtful contemplation of the Buddha's radical understanding of "self" and her practical advice for achieving insight offer the reader a profound understanding of the "self." Both beginning and advanced practitioners will greatly benefit from Ayya Khema's warm and down-to-earth exposition of the Buddha's meditation on "self."
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Visible Here and Now

Visible Here and Now

Explains how the Buddhist journey to enlightenment requires sacrifice of worldly goods and devotion to meditation, and describes the eight meditative absorptions that bring joy and peace and lead to liberation.

Author: Ayya Khema

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1570624925

Category: Philosophy

Page: 214

View: 846

Explains how the Buddhist journey to enlightenment requires sacrifice of worldly goods and devotion to meditation, and describes the eight meditative absorptions that bring joy and peace and lead to liberation.
Categories: Philosophy

How to Be Sick

How to Be Sick

not getting in touch; sometimes it's just too hard for people to hear how poorly a
friend is doing. In addition, it turned out ... In Being Nobody, Going Nowhere,
Ayya Khema said of the perfections: “We have their seed in us. If that were not so,
we ...

Author: Toni Bernhard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861719266

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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This life-affirming, instructive, and thoroughly inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who is - or who might one day be - sick. It can also be the perfect gift of guidance, encouragement, and uplifting inspiration to family, friends, and loved ones struggling with the many terrifying or disheartening life changes that come so close on the heels of a diagnosis of a chronic condition or life-threatening illness. Authentic and graceful, How to be Sick reminds us of our endless inner freedom, even under high degrees of suffering and pain. The author - who became ill while a university law professor in the prime of her career - tells the reader how she got sick and, to her and her partner's bewilderment, stayed that way. Toni had been a longtime meditator, going on long meditation retreats and spending many hours rigorously practicing, but soon discovered that she simply could no longer engage in those difficult and taxing forms. She had to learn ways to make "being sick" the heart of her spiritual practice - and through truly learning how to be sick, she learned how, even with many physical and energetic limitations, to live a life of equanimity, compassion, and joy. And whether we ourselves are ill or not, we can learn these vital arts from Bernhard's generous wisdom in How to Be Sick.
Categories: Philosophy

Choosing to Be

Choosing to Be

Being Nobody, Going Nowhere: Meditations on the Buddhist Path. Boston:
Wisdom Publications, 1987. Kornfield, Jack. A Path with Heart: A Guide Through
the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life. New York: Bantam Books, 1993. Lama
Surya ...

Author: Kat Tansey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781844093687

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 491

Drawn from the deeply personal reflections of a formerly depressed person, this uplifting story shows how a cat taught meditation and allowed the mind to heal. This lively, magical, and enlightening book revolves around a wise Maine Coon cat, his kitten muse, and the author Kat Tansey as they take the reader on a challenging and often amusing journey from the disorienting haze of depression to the freedom and clarity of the Buddha mind. The narrative is both inspiring and essential for gaining an understanding of the inner self, reducing stress, finding inner peace, and knowing the joys and comforts of answering to a cat master.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Encyclopedia of Buddhism

Encyclopedia of Buddhism

The characteristics of kenmitsu Buddhism as a religious tradition can be
summarized as follows: 1 a combination of exoteric and esoteric ... One of her
books, Being Nobody, Going Nowhere (1987), received the Christmas
Humphreys award.

Author: Damien Keown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136985959

Category: Reference

Page: 924

View: 731

Reflects the current state of scholarship in Buddhist Studies, its entries being written by specialists in many areas, presenting an accurate overview of Buddhist history, thought and practices, most entries having cross-referencing to others and bibliographical references. Contain around 1000 pages and 500,000 words, totalling around 1200 entries.
Categories: Reference

The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery

The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery

An excellent discussion of the chronic-back-pain cycle and its treatment can be
found in Ronald Siegel's book The ... Ayya Khema, Being Nobody, Going
Nowhere: Meditations on the Buddhist Path (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1987)
.

Author: Lawrence Peltz

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590309186

Category: Self-Help

Page: 270

View: 967

Introduces the practice of mindfulness while explaining how it can offer beneficial approaches to addiction recovery, drawing on the author's expertise as an addiction psychiatrist to outline mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques while sharing illustrative patient stories. Original.
Categories: Self-Help

Daily Wisdom

Daily Wisdom

What will happen next time is completely dependent upon what we are doing
now, therefore only "now" is important. "Now" is the cause,- next life is the result.
AYYA KHEMA, BEING NOBODY, GOING NOWHERE v 253 A monk asked, "What
is ...

Author: Josh Bartok

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861718214

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 131

Open up Daily Wisdom and find page after page of illuminating words. You'll encounter ancient Buddhist sages and contemporary meditation masters offering encouragement and quiet counsel - some in spacious poetry, others in lucid prose - on love and living wisely, on meditation and mindfulness, on the pitfalls of anger and necessity of compassion. Whether you're seeking morning inspiration or a few uplifting words to help keep a difficult day in perspective, Daily Wisdom is a valuable companion. Includes words of wisdom from: The Dalai Lama Lama Yeshe Ayya Khema Bhante G. Thich Nhat Hanh B. Allan Wallace Lorne Ladner Sandy Boucher Lama Zopa Rinpoche Master Hsing Yun Sakya Pandita Milarepa Kalu Rinpoche and many more!
Categories: Religion

Buddhism for Beginners

Buddhism for Beginners

Being Peace. Berkeley: Parallax, 1988. Kapleau, Philip, ed. The Three Pillars of
Zen. London: Rider, 1980. Khema, Ayya. Being Nobody, Going Nowhere. Boston:
Wisdom, 1987. Kornfield, Jack and Breiter, Paul, ed. A Still Forest Pool.

Author: Thubten Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781559398107

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 789

This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions—beginning with "What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?"—and provides simple answers in plain English. Thubten Chodron’s responses to the questions that always seem to arise among people approaching Buddhism make this an exceptionally complete and accessible introduction—as well as a manual for living a more peaceful, mindful, and satisfying Life. Buddhism for Beginners is an ideal first book on the subject for anyone, but it’s also a wonderful resource for seasoned students, since the question-and-answer format makes it easy to find just the topic you’re looking for, such as: • What is the goal of the Buddhist path? • What is karma? • If all phenomena are empty, does that mean nothing exists? • How can we deal with fear? • How do I establish a regular meditation practice? • What are the qualities I should look for in a teacher? • What is Buddha-nature? • Why can't we remember our past lives?
Categories: Religion

How to Meditate

How to Meditate

Being Peace. Parallax. Kalu Rinpoche. Luminous Mind. Wisdom. Khema, Ayya.
Being Nobody, Going Nowhere. Wisdom. Kornfield, Jack.APath with Heart.
Bantam. Rahula, Walpola. What the Buddha Taught. Grove Press. Sogyal
Rinpoche.

Author: Kathleen McDonald

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861719846

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 489

What is meditation? Why practice it? Which techniques are best? How do I do it? The answers to these often-asked questions are contained in this down-to-earth book, making it of enormous value for anyone who wishes to begin and maintain a meditation practice. Written by a Western Buddhist nun with solid experience in both the practice and teaching of meditation, How to Meditate contains a wealth of practical advice on a variety of authentic techniques, from what to do with our minds, to how to sit, to visualizations and other traditional practices. Best of all, McDonald’s approach is warm and encouraging. The next best thing to personal instruction!
Categories: Religion

How to Wake Up

How to Wake Up

Being with Dying Hanson, Rick. Buddha'sBrain Kabat-Zinn,Jon. FullCatastrophe
Living Katie, Byron. LovingWhat Is Khema, Ayya. Being Nobody, Going Nowhere
Kornfield, Jack.A Pathwith Heart Krishnamurti,Jiddu. ToBe Human Lickerman ...

Author: Toni Bernhard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614290674

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 953

Intimately and without jargon, How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow describes the path to peace amid all of life's ups and downs. Using step by step instructions, the author illustrates how to be fully present in the moment without clinging to joy or resisting sorrow. This opens the door to a kind of wellness that goes beyond circumstances. Actively engaging life as it is in this fashion holds the potential for awakening to a peace and well-being that are not dependent on whether a particular experience is joyful or sorrowful. This is a practical book, containing dozens of exercises and practices, all of which are illustrated with easy-to-relate to personal stories from the author's experience.
Categories: Self-Help

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness

Being Nobody, Going Nowhere: Meditations on the Buddhist Path. Ayya Khema.
Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2001. Straightforward advice and explanation on
basic Buddhist ideas by a Western nun. Breath by Breath, The Liberating Practice
 ...

Author: Henepola Gunaratana

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861719204

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 840

In the same engaging style that has endeared him to readers of Mindfulness In Plain English, Bhante Gunaratana delves deeply into each step of the Buddha's most profound teaching on bringing an end to suffering: the noble eightfold path. With generous and specific advice, Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness offers skillful ways to handle anger, to find right livelihood, and to cultivate loving-friendliness in relationships with parents, children, and partners, as well as tools to overcome all the mental hindrances that prevent happiness. Whether you are an experienced meditator or someone who's only just beginning, this gentle and down-to-earth guide will help you bring the heart of the Buddha's teachings into every aspect of your life. A Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards finalist (Spirituality/Inspirational).
Categories: Religion