Friday, October 23, 2009

Mindfulness In Plain English, Bhante Henepola Gunaratana



3.5 stars
This book is written by a Buddhist for those interested in a specific type of Buddhist practice known as vipassana meditation (or understood in its simpler form, mindfulness). I read it as one interested to find what might be gleaned and applied to the practice of Christian spirituality. Although I disagree with the world view this text was written through, and therefore with many of the conclusions, I did find Gunaratana's instruction regarding mindfulness quite helpful. It's link to wisdom and the overarching call to be more aware of our thoughts and actions were a welcomed teaching as I think about what it entails to live out the life and teachings of Christ.

2 comments:

Ascender Rises Above said...

looks interesting. i am going to check it out!

dthaase said...

let me know what you think