The Experience of Insight: A Simple & Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation by Joseph Goldstein

The Experience of Insight

Title: The Experience of Insight: A Simple & Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation
Author: Joseph Goldstein
Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society
Language: English
length:‎ 158 pages

Here is a modern classic of unusually clear, practical instruction for the practice of Buddhist meditation: sitting and walking meditation, how one relates with the breath, feelings, thought, sense perceptions, consciousness, and everyday activities. Basic Buddhist topics such as the nature of karma, the four noble truths, the factors of enlightenment, dependent origination, and devotion are discussed.

First Evening – Opening and Beginning Instruction
Second Evening – Noble Eightfold Path
Third morning – Instruction: Feelings
Fourth Evening – Bare Attention
Fifth morning – Instruction: Thoughts
Fifth Evening – Concepts and Reality
Sixth morning – Instruction: Sense Objects
Seventh afternoon – Stories
Eighth morning – Instruction: Intentions
Ninth morning – Instruction: Eating
Ninth Evening – Hindrances
Tenth morning – Instruction: Consciousness
Tenth Evening – Warrior
Eleventh Morning – Concentration Game
Twelfth Evening – Three Pillars of Dharma: Pāramī
Thirteenth Evening – St. John of the Cross & St. Francis de Sales
Fourteenth Evening – Four Noble Truths
Fifteenth Afternoon – Halfway Resolution
Sixteenth Evening – Karma
Seventeenth Afternoon -Instruction: Relaxing/Sinking Mind
Eighteenth Evening – Purity and Happiness
Nineteenth Afternoon – Devotion
Twenty-first Evening – Dependent Origination
Twenty-second Evening – Death and Loving kindness
Twenty-fifth Evening – Tao
Twenty-sixth Evening – Factors of Enlightenment
Twenty-ninth Evening – Buddhist Paths
Thirtieth Morning – Closing

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