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In simple and straightforward language, Bhante Gunaratana shares the Buddha's teachings on mindfulness and how we can use these principles to improve our daily lives, deepen our mindfulness, and move closer to our spiritual goals. Based on the classic Satipatthana Sutta, one of the most succinct yet rich explanations of meditation, Bhante's presentation is nonetheless thoroughly modern. The Satipatthana Sutta has become the basis of all mindfulness meditation, and Bhante unveils it to the listener in his trademark "plain English" style. Contemplating the Four Foundations of Mindfulness - mindfulness of the body, of feelings, of the mind, and of phenomena themselves - is recommended for all practitioners. Newcomers will find The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English lays a strong groundwork for mindfulness practice and gives them all they need to get started right away, and old hands will find rich subtleties and insights to help consolidate and clarify what they may have begun to see for themselves. People at every state of the spiritual path will benefit from listening to this book.

©2012 Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • Marguerite
  • 05-09-20

Great help for establishing an effective mindfulness practice

Part of a series written in an easy to understand manner by the author, that is also engaging to listen to thanks to the comforting voice of the narrator. I tend to repeatedly listen and practice in order to assimilate the instructions. The length may be short in listening duration but not in information. It has really helped my meditation practice and I think even if you are established in your practice it’s still good as a consolidated double check. I am most grateful to those who take the time to help the rest of us along. Thanks!

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  • Anthony
  • 19-02-21

Amazing book!

I loved everything about this book. I also love the authors other books mindfulness in plain English and beyond mindfulness in plain English. Highly recommended for anyone who practices meditation regularly or wants to learn:)

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  • Lynn Yap
  • 09-12-20

Good book

This is a good book to read or listen to if you are a beginner in Buddhism and wish to understand the four foundations of Buddhism. This book is easy to listen to 👍👍👍