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“These are the roots of trees, O monks, these are empty huts. Meditate, monks, do not be negligent, or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.”
~ The Buddha
AN 7:70



Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English

Bhante Gunaratana

Countless people worldwide have made Bhante Gunaratana’s first book Mindfulness in Plain English, a beloved and bestselling classic in almost a dozen languages.  Now after nearly two decades, Bhante helps meditators of every variety and level of experience take their mindfulness practice to the next level-helping them go, in a word, beyond mindfulness.  In the same warm, clear and friendly voice, Bhante introduces the reader to what have been known for centuries as the “jhanas”-deeply calm, joyous and powerful states of meditation that, when explored with the tools in this book, lead to a life of insight and unshakable peace.