Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Buddhism / Theravada
  • Language:English
  • Pages:192
  • eBook ISBN:9781626759305

The Breath of Love

A Guide to Mindfulness of Breathing and Loving-Kindness Meditation

by Bhante Vimalaramsi

Book Image Not Available
Overview
This book is an updated version of Bhante Vimalaramsi's widely read "Anapanasati Sutta: A Practical Guide to Mindfulness of Breathing and Tranquil Wisdom Meditation" . Using the Earliest Buddhist Suttas including the Majjhima Nikaya and the Samyutta Nikaya, Bhante shows us how to practice meditation using those books as our only guide. He shows the reader that there was a step that was left out that is critical to the success of the meditation. This step is the key to the ending of craving and the attaining of Nibbana in this very life.
Description
This book is an updated version of Bhante Vimalaramsi's widely read "Anapanasati Sutta: A Practical Guide to Mindfulness of Breathing and Tranquil Wisdom Meditation" . Using the Earliest Buddhist Suttas including the Majjhima Nikaya and the Samyutta Nikaya, Bhante shows us how to practice meditation using those books as our only guide. He shows the reader that there was a step that was left out that is critical to the success of the meditation. This step is the key to the ending of craving and the attaining of Nibbana in this very life. Bhante Vimalaramsi became a Buddhist monk in 1986 because of his keen interest in meditation. He went to Burma in 1988 to practice intensive meditation. He came back to the U.S. in 1998 and has been teaching meditation throughout this country. This book is what Bhante has found after 37 years of meditation. After completing many insight meditation courses and meditating up to 8 hrs at a time and doing as long as a 2 year retreat in Burma, he felt that there was still more left to learn. He felt that craving still existed and that something was missing. Yet his teachers told him there was nothing left to teach him. It was suggested by a monk in Sri Lanka (Venerable Punnaji) that suggested he go back to the earliest teachings of the Buddha as written in the Nikayas, and use ONLY that material to do the meditation. Doing this he might find what he was seeking. He did do that and took a copy of the Majjhima Nikaya translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi (Wisdom Publications 1995) and went to a cave in Thailand and spent 3 months, together with a cobra as company, and practiced just what what was written there. He found a step in the meditation that had been left out by other teachers. This book is about the practice with this added step - Tranquilizing - and what happens with that piece added. He found that it works and it does eliminate Craving. And it happens if you follow exactly what is in the Suttas. And as the Suttas say it is immediately effective. Not 20 years, not 10 years, not 1 year and even in as little as one week the goal may be attained! The book has full instructions on Lovingkindness, the Breath, and Forgiveness meditation. He explains how to do them using the Anapanasati Sutta as a guide and backs up everything he says with the actual sutta text. Read this book and try this practice and you may just find a technique that really leads you to the supreme truth of Nibbana in this very lifetime.
About the author
Bhante Vimalaramsi is a distinguished American Buddhist monk with nearly 40 years of meditation practice. He is regarded as a master meditation teacher and leads retreats in Europe, Asia, and North America. He founded the Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center near Annapolis, Missouri after returning to the USA. He practiced 12 years in Asia with the likes of U Janaka and U Pandita and taught with K Sri Dhammananda in Malaysia. He is the author of the disruptive and only based on the Suttas: "The Anapanasati Sutta: A Guide to Tranquil Wisdom Meditation" (Now re-edited as this book: "the Breath of Love") , "Moving Dhamma Volume One"and the upcoming "Moving Dhamma Volume Two". Bhante was the American representative to the World Buddhist Conference in 2008.
Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.