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The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation As Taught by S. N. Goenka (English)

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ISBN: 9788188452132    Publisher: EMBASSY BOOKS Year of publishing: 1988     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 180        Language: English
The Art of Living is an excellent introduction to SN Goenka's Vipassana, an ancient meditation technique of India. Vipassana, "The Development of Insight" is one of the quintessential teachings of Buddhism....Read more
The Art of Living is an excellent introduction to SN Goenka's Vipassana, an ancient meditation technique of India. Vipassana, "The Development of Insight" is one of the quintessential teachings of Buddhism. It purifies the mind by freeing it from suffering and deeply rooted causes of sufferings. Any layman can apply Vipassana techniques successfully in his life. SN Goenka is a retired industrialist and former leader of the Indian Community in Burma. His Vipassana courses have attracted thousands of people from all walks of life and his teachings are approved by senior Buddhist monks in Burma. The Art of Living is based on the lectures and writings of SN Goenka and can be considered the textbook for his world famous Vipassana courses. It describes how Vipassana can change our miserable lives into peaceful productive lives. It is an interesting and easy to read book because it talks about anecdotes and lessons from Goenka's life which show the various aspects of practicing Vipassana. The Art of Living shows how Vipassana liberates our minds completely from all kind of mental defilements and in turn enables us to lead a peaceful life. It was published by Embassy Books in 2000 and is available in paperback. Key Features: The Art of Living is the first English book that describes Vipassana meditation as taught by SN Goenka in a clear and concise way. It has been translated into more than 15 languages. It is one of the finest works in its field.
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About the author: S. N. Goenka
William Hart, a well-known editor, translator, writer and teacher, studied English literature at McGill University, Montreal and translation (French to English)... Read more
William Hart, a well-known editor, translator, writer and teacher, studied English literature at McGill University, Montreal and translation (French to English) at the University of Ottawa. He has worked as an independent editor-translator for various departments of the Canadian government. He was one of the first assistant teachers appointed by S.N. Goenka. He still conducts Vipassana courses mainly in Israel. His book, The Art of Living, has been translated into more than 15 languages. The Art of Meditation: Achieving Peace through the Vipassana Technique is another famous book of his.
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