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  • Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume 1

  • The Body
  • By: Joseph Goldstein
  • Narrated by: Joseph Goldstein
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
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  • Story
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In the words of the Buddha, the four foundations of mindfulness (the four satipatthanas) are "the direct path for the purification of beings, for the surmounting of sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of dukkha (suffering) and discontent, for acquiring the true method, for the realization of Nibbana." Within the quintessential discourse called the Satipatthana Sutta, we find the Buddha's seminal teachings about the practice of meditation.

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  • By Steve on 15-01-16

An inspiring and engaging exploration.............

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Reviewed: 11-09-16

What did you like most about Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume 1?

I have really appreciated how Joseph Goldstein has brought clarity and interest to the teachings of the Satipatthana Sutta.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume 1?

The talks have proved to be a very helpful and insightful way to deepen my own knowledge and understanding of the Mindfulness teachings - a must for all mindfulness teachers and students.

What about Joseph Goldstein’s performance did you like?

Joseph offers his own experiences to explain and highlight the teachings from the sutta and often with a sense of gentle humour.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

The talks are offered in chapters covering a specific teaching and are therefore more easy to listen to and digest. I am sure I will be listening to them many times in the future as I sense there will always be something new to learn each time.

Any additional comments?

Having listened to this first volume I am keen to continue listening to the others.