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The Mindfulness in Plain English Collection

Published by Wisdom Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

An anniversary collection, presented in a beautiful collector’s edition, of three of Bhante Gunaratana’s bestselling classics: Mindfulness in Plain English, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English, and Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English.

The Mindfulness in Plain English Collection offers the rich, full context for tapping into the true power of mindfulness, all with the signature warmth of Bhante Gunaratana. It is a beautiful and comprehensive resource for anyone who is ready to take their mindfulness practice to the next level.

Readers will learn about:

  • Structuring your meditation
  • Dealing with distractions
  • Mindfulness versus concentration
  • Mindfulness in everyday life
  • Practicing mindfulness of mind, emotions, and body
  • Going beyond mindfulness to discover the jhanas: deeply calm, joyous, and powerful states of concentration meditation that can lead to a life of insight and unshakeable peace
  • And much more.

In a voice both masterful and relaxed, these teachings reveal what it is to befriend the mind, taking the reader all the way from basic mindfulness meditation to profound states of freedom.

The Collection brings together in a beautiful silver-embossed binding three bestselling books by Bhante Gunaratana: Mindfulness in Plain English, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English, and Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English.


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Product Details

  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications (November 28, 2017)
  • Length: 640 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781614294795

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Raves and Reviews

“A classic—one of the very best English sources for authoritative explanations of mindfulness.”

– Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

“This book is the bible of mindfulness.”

– Barry Boyce, editor of The Mindfulness Revolution

“The Four Foundations come to life. Drink long, drink deeply.”

– Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Bhante Gunaratana’s works stand out for their depth of wisdom, clarity of expression, and warm-hearted accessibility. The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English continues this tradition of exceptionally helpful dharma teachings.”

– Joseph Goldstein, author of A Heart Full of Peace

“Bhante Gunaratana writes with such clarity that we are drawn in to taste stillness and joy even as we read. An inspiring book!”

– Guy Armstrong, senior teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English is written in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand style that clearly seems based on the author's personal experience. Bhante Gunaratana offers a clear sense of the experience of moving from ordinary distracted mind to a strong state of concentration leading to the stages of awakening.”

– Inquiring Mind

“Make great use of it. Absorb it. Make the foundation of stone and the house will stand. This is your stone foundation and it is absolutely not to be missed.” 

– The Tattooed Buddha

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