by Bill Crecelius
Bill Crecelius is an experienced Vipassana Teacher who was one of Goenkaji’s earliest Western students. He has written a straightforward, practical guide for those who seek to establish themselves in Vipassana meditation. Drawing on his own long experience in the practice, A Meditator’s Handbook is full of encouragement, homely examples and vivid illustrations. It contains a wealth of sound friendly advice. It is recommended for any Vipassana meditator, and especially for those who have just started practicing. ~ Patrick Given-Wilson, Vipassana Teacher, Australia
Excerpt from the book:
I have learned how to keep my practice together and make it grow. I would like to share this with you. First as a single man living in an area with no other meditators, then living in an area with many other Vipassana meditator friends and finally as a married man with a Dhamma partner, I adapted my life to one of living in the Dhamma.
A thoughtful look at the greatest challenge facing each of us: death, whether our own or a loved one’s.
Weaving together material from many sources, this collection provides a context for understanding death and experiencing it with awareness and equanimity. Here are passages from the Pali texts, writings of S.N. Goenka, poems, theoretical expositions, and questions and answers.
But perhaps the most compelling parts are the sections by or about meditators confronting the end of life. With humility, tenderness and often a smile, they learn to accept their own impermanence, suffering and non-self. Their courage and compassion give every Vipassana meditator an example to which we can aspire.
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Compiled by Ian Hetherington
In 1969, S.N. Goenka arrived in India on a lifelong mission: to reestablish Vipassana meditation in the land of its origin and make it available around the world. The Vipassana Newsletter has made a key contribution to that mission.
This collection of articles shows the range of material carried in the Newsletter through the decades. The format, style and distribution method have evolved, but the underlying goal has never wavered: to provide information and inspiration to meditators everywhere.Add To Cart View Details