When Awareness Becomes Natural: A Guide to Cultivating Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Sayadaw U Tejaniya

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Read When Awareness Becomes Natural: A Guide to Cultivating Mindfulness in Everyday Life Online Free - Finding awareness in any kind of ordinary daily activity--the first trade book from a Southeast Asian Buddhist monk-teacher who is becoming prominent worldwide, particularly in the Insight Meditation community.

Meditation is great—but it's not what Buddhist practice is all about. That's the message of this engaging and funny Burmese Buddhist monk, and it's a message that is finding a significant following among Westerners in the Insight Meditation tradition. Sayadaw U Tejaniya teaches how to bring awareness to any sort of activity in order to discover deep insight and liberation from suffering. It works in sitting meditation, but it works just as well when sorting the laundry or doing data entry. "My teachings are nothing new," he says. "They are, as always, based on the four foundations of mindfulness: awareness of the body, awareness of feelings and sensations, awareness of mind, and understanding of dhamma or nature, i.e., mind and matter. These four foundations are as explained in the Buddha's discourse on mindfulness, the Satipathana sutta. How I offer these teachings is a reflection of my life and practice and the way in which they are presented is to accommodate the way in which modern yogis live their lives."

Title : When Awareness Becomes Natural: A Guide to Cultivating Mindfulness in Everyday Life
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ISBN : 1611803071
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 208 pages


Michael rated it ★★★★★

August 31, 2017

This is one of the best meditation books I have read. Sayadaw U Tejania really has a nack for getting at the root of the practice, dispelling confusion and potential pitfalls as he goes along.

Aryeh rated it ★★★★☆

January 02, 2018

This is one of the best practical guides to meditation I have ever read. Tejaniya completely changed how I meditate for the better. I have been flirting/dating mediation for years now, but Uncle Tenjy helped me advance to a full-on relationship with it. Since reading his book, I have a nearly unb...

Rome rated it ★★★★☆

September 29, 2016

This book is the best of the three U Tejaniya books I've read. I especially liked some of the personal disclosure he made about his history with drugs and depression. I'm not sure I'm going to go around with a Vicks inhaler up my nose to remind me to concentrate on my breath, however.

Vishnu rated it ★★★★★

January 03, 2017

I gave this book 5 stars because I think Sayadaw U Tejaniya's approach to meditation and Buddhism are just amazing. That said, this book is not...perfectly designed, or structured, or even necessarily written. It's just that I think that the teachings are spot on, and I find it helpful to re-enga...

Kenzie rated it ★★★★☆

May 01, 2017

This is the first book I've read in the Theravada tradition, so the way that he talks about meditation is very different from what I'm used to. The book shifts from biography to very specific, intense meditation instruction fairly quickly and unexpectedly. I enjoyed reading about the author's lif...

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