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  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Buddhism / General (see also PHILOSOPHY / Buddhist)
  • Language:English
  • Pages:200
  • eBook ISBN:9781543910193

The Path to Nibbana

How Mindfulness of Loving-Kindness Progresses Through the Tranquil Aware Jh

by David C. Johnson

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Overview

What is Nibbana? Is Awakening possible? This new book says definitely yes! But only if you follow the method laid out by the Buddha in his earliest sutta teachings. Nibbana can and does occur. In this book, you will be shown the step by step progression through the eight aware jhanas (levels of understanding) to the final cessation and the appearing of the unconditioned and the joy that arises afterward. It can happen quickly, in weeks, not years.

This is the - now updated - complete meditation handbook with all the instructions to achieve the goal and all the signposts along the way. You will learn a different definition for Mindfulness that totally changes how you practice; and about a step in the text that has been left out of contemporary practices that is the key to the deepest levels of tranquility.

David Johnson wrote this book based on his insights as a senior student under Bhante Vimalaramsi, a 30-year monk living in the forests of Missouri. He came from a career in Silicon Valley to learn and study TWIM for the past seven years at the Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center near St. Louis. He currently teaches Online Retreats and authored “A Guide to Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation” along with Bhante, which is the detailed beginning instructions for TWIM Lovingkindness practice. More of these teachings may be gained at the Dhammasukha web site. Please note that this updated version of the book now includes "A Guide to Tranquil Wisdom Meditation" and "A Guide to Forgiveness Meditation."

Description

What is Nibbana? Is Awakening possible? This new book says definitely yes but, only if you add back in the step that is left out of other methods. And only if you follow the method laid out by the Buddha in his earliest teachings. Nibbana can and does occur and in this book you will be shown the step by step progression through the eight aware jhanas (levels of understanding) to the final cessation and the appearing of the unconditioned (Nibbana), and the incredible joy that arises afterward. It will give you the instructions for how to practice - even at home at your own pace.

This is a complete meditation handbook with all the instructions to achieve the goal and all of the levels of knowledge along the way. This edition is now fully updated and now includes full text of "A Guide to Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation (TWIM)" and the full text of "A Guide to Forgiveness Meditation." You will learn a different definition for Mindfulness that totally changes how you practice; and about a step in the text that has been left out of contemporary practices that is the key to the deepest levels of tranquility.

Learn the basics of Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation (TWIM) which is really the practice of Loving-kindness and the Brahmaviharas from the earliest Buddhist texts: The Majjhima Nikaya and the Samyutta Nikaya. This book will guide you from the beginning stages to the highest attainments laid out clearly and concisely.

Many previous students’ experiences have been compiled and researched to create the basis for this book. Additionally, other popular methods are compared here against the suttas to see if they match the Buddha's teachings and lead you to the enlightenment.

David Johnson wrote this book based on his insights as a senior student under Bhante Vimalaramsi, a 30-year monk living in the forests of Missouri. He came from a career in Silicon Valley to learn and study TWIM for the past seven years at the Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center near St. Louis.

He currently teaches Online Retreats and authored “A Guide to Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation” along with Bhante, which is the detailed beginning instructions for TWIM Lovingkindness practice. Please note that this updated version of the book now includes "A Guide to Tranquil Wisdom Meditation" and "A Guide to Forgiveness Meditation" at the back of this book.

About the author

David Johnson has been in residence at the Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center since 2010. He is a longtime senior student of Bhante Vimalaramsi and has participated in many retreats and teaches the online TWIM retreats in Metta and Forgiveness meditation. This is his newest updated version of The Path to Nibbana. It is about meditation practice and the Buddha's teachings.

He also manages the website materials and publishes all of the various DSMC videos and books. From 1973 to 1978, he was the meditation center retreat manager for the Stillpoint Institute, a San Jose, California-based Vipassanā center. He assisted in the growth of the center and managed its financial and administrative affairs. From the 1980s to 2010 he worked in the San Francisco Bay Area at several networking companies as a production and logistics manager.

He then decided to join Bhante in his mission to bring TWIM to the world in 2010 and moved to Missouri on a permanent basis. In 2015 he wrote, using Bhante Vimalaramsi’s introductory talks and meditator experiences, the recent instruction book, A Guide to Tranquil Wisdom Meditation. You can directly get in touch with David at david@dhammasukha.org or reach him through the Dhamma Sukha website here http://www.dhammasukha.org/david-johnson.html

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