Ayya Khema. BEING NOBODY,. GOING NOWHERE. Meditations on the Buddhist Path. Wisdom Publications • Boston. Acquired at In this lucid classic, beloved teacher Ayya Khema introduces the reader to the essence of the Buddhist path. She addresses the how and why of. Being Nobody, Going Nowhere – Praise Ayya Khema has achieved both. “Of special help are the Ayya’s simple, grounded instructions to aid us in our.
|Published (Last):||6 June 2014|
|PDF File Size:||4.56 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||2.83 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again.
Being Nobody Going Nowhere (Audiobook) by Ayya Khema |
Open Preview Goung a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Being Nobody, Going Nowhere: Zoketsu Norman Fischer Foreword by. In this lucid classic, beloved teacher Ayya Khema introduces the reader to the essence of the Buddhist path.
She addresses the how and why of meditation, providing a clear framework for understanding the nature of karma and rebirth and the entirety of the eightfold path. With specific, nowherd advice Nowhfre Khema illuminates the practices of compassion and sympathetic joy In this lucid classic, beloved teacher Ayya Khema introduces the reader to the essence of the Buddhist path.
With specific, practical advice Ayya Khema illuminates the practices of compassion and sympathetic joy and offers forthright guidance in working with the hindrances that we all encounter in meditation.
Being Nobody, Going Nowhere: Meditations on the Buddhist Path
Few introductory books are both simple and profound. Being Nobody, Going Nowhere is both. Paperbackpages. Published June 15th by Wisdom Publications first published January 25th To see what your friends thought of this book, noobody sign up. To ask other readers questions about Being Nobody, Going Nowhereplease sign up. Be the first nowhwre ask a question about Being Nobody, Going Nowhere.
Lists with This Book. Nov 30, Siew Ee rated it it was amazing.
A wonderful book, but I feel that the synopsis given is a little misleading. For Buddhists and non-Buddhists who have never meditated before and would like to learn how, please do not rely solely on this book as an nibody booklet on meditation techniques. There is even a detailed explanation of Karaniya Metta Sutta, which I was particularly happy about as I have been chanting it in Pali without knowing its full meaning and beauty. I started reading this book while undergoing my weekly Basic Buddhism course which included Dharma lessons and basic concentration meditation techniques.
This book is definitely worth reading again and again. However, for those who would like a basic introduction to Buddhism, this may not be an ideal book, but it will certainly inspire and convince you to practise meditation! Please do not learn it from a book — you will find yourself really going nowhere!
Dec 27, Happyreader rated it it was amazing Shelves: A nowheree practical and accessible book on the basics of Buddhist thought and the importance of meditation practice. Since the book is a collection of her talks given during a retreat, her teachings are focused on what to pay attention to during practice paired with the benefits of such practice to motivate everyone to stay present on and off the cushion.
She begins with the reminder that meditation is how we rest our minds and develop the mental muscles to respond more wisely to whatever arises. L A very practical and accessible book on the basics of Buddhist thought and the importance of meditation practice.
Felt more loving and serene and more inspired to follow the practice after reading. She also does a very skillful job in distinguishing between near enemies such as contentment vs. Her review of the Eightfold Nobkdy and the progression from Right View to Right Intention and how everything else builds upon those up to Right Concentration back to Right View again is very helpful. Bottom line, she stresses that every moment of our lives is an opportunity for us to practice and awaken to our full spiritual potential if we qyya commit to paying attention and to examining our actions, thoughts, and emotions.
A great primer on the basic tools and practices for compassionate and wise living.
Being Nobody, Going Nowhere – Ayya Khema – Google Books
Dec 29, Kari Shankar rated it it was amazing. Truly one of the best books on Buddhist philosophy. Very simple to follow. Very measurable progress from within. Started reading it hesitantly.
Never really finished many good books on religion or philosophy. This book is different. Keeps the pages turning. While she tries to present a complicated subject in as simple a format as possible, somewhere near the last last half of the book the reader can still feel a tad lost.
Best to ahya re reading it gokng Very simple. Best to start re reading it after say a few weeks and it shines a lot brighter and is as interesting on the second read. I will keep reading and re-reading this book for the rest of my life.
It is a form of meditation in itself. The thoughts, the wisdom, the ideas flow and a calmness descends. This book was given to me by my Mum who died nearly twenty years ago.
I love her for giving me this book and I love this book for existing in my life. And, like my Mum’s love, this book will always live and breathe in me. Thank you, Ayya Khema. May 06, Steve Woods rated it it was amazing Shelves: The path of practice isn’t easy.
Ayya Khemma writes in this book her sense and personal experience with important aspects of Buddhist teaching; 4 Noble Truths, 4 Friends, 5 Aggregates etc and explores the experience of meditation in the Buddhist context. She writes with tremendous depth of understanding that derives from her decades as a Buddhist nun and with clarity and insight that helps the western practitioner come to terms with what are kheja foreign to our own traditions.
It certainly h The path of practice isn’t easy.
Being Nobody Going Nowhere : Meditations on the Buddhist Path
It certainly helped me at a critical stage in my own practice, just entering the weird world that starts to come into view once the split between ego and the observer takes place. It was to me a very gentle way of understanding the things that were happening to me and of gaining a sense of direction and reassurance that all was well.
I am not what I think and that’s wonderful! Dec 15, Marcyr. This book completely changed my life. It is the most influential Buddhism book I have read, thoroughly covering the entire practice including the Four Noble Truths, The Noble eightfold Qyya, The way things exist, meditation etc. It should be required reading for everyone, it is goinh good!
I love Ayya Khema!! Just wish I could afford to get her other books. My Dad gave me the copy I own and I have shared it with many people despite it’s being incredibly important to me. I just cannot keep it all This book completely changed my life.
I just cannot keep it all to myself. Jun 04, Elizabeth rated it really liked it. To be fair, the four star rating may be more of a reflection of my state of mind than the quality of the book.
I don’t bowhere I am ready for what it had to say, but I can certainly accept the beauty of much of the message. Perhaps this is a five star book I desperately tried to filter through gping four star brain.
Wow, This wonderful, german-born Buddhist nun, explains with utter simplicity, the reason for, the why, and the how of mindfulness and Meditation.
Going Nowhere, Being Nobody, sounds kind of drab It is the reason we choose the spiritual Path. Feb 16, Kev rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of the best Buddhist based books I’ve ever read. Perfect for the western reader or maybe not so perfect as western readers don’t usually desire to be nobody and on the road to nowhere as well! Jul 30, Phil Calandra rated it really liked it.
This is a very upbeat and encouraging book into the practice of Buddhism. The author gives practical advice how the Buddhist Path can improve one’s life and that “liberation” can only be achieved by one’s individual effort.
Furthermore, unlike most books on Buddhism, the author clarifies the spiritual aspects of Bud This is a very upbeat and encouraging book into the practice of Buddhism. Furthermore, unlike most books on Buddhism, the author clarifies the spiritual aspects of Buddhism in terms of what “Liberation” and “Non-Self” are not. The author gives and example by citing a story of a fish and turtle who were friends and who lived in the same lake for some time. One day the turtle decided to visit the land surrounding the lake.
When the turtle returned, it told the fish that the land was wonderful and beautiful.
The fish asked whether the land was transparent, cool, rippling, shiny, good for gliding, buoyant and wet. When the turtle said that it was none of those attributes, the fish said “what can be beautiful about it. I would highly recommend this book. Oct 06, Ulf Wolf rated it it was amazing. The subtitle of this wonder of a book is Meditations on the Buddhist Path, an amazingly apt description.
Accounts from former students of her corroborate that impression. She is like a stern mother telling you the often-unpalatable truth without sugarcoating; she has your best interest in mind, that is clear.