Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation

Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation

by Larry Rosenberg


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Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are immediately within our grasp—literally as close to us as our own breath. This is the 2,500-year-old good news contained in the Anapanasati Sutra , the Buddha's teaching on cultivating both tranquility and deep insight through full awareness of breathing. In this book, Larry Rosenberg brings this timeless meditation method to life. Using the insights gained from his many years of practice and teaching, he makes insight meditation practice accessible to modern practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590301364
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 11/09/2004
Series: Shambhala Classics
Edition description: REV
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 385,123
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Larry Rosenberg is founder and resident teacher of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a guiding teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts.

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Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
jyorns on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Covers most of the bases as far as the practice's sanction by the teachings, viewpoints with which the westerner of varying degrees of familiarity with eastern philosophy and buddhism in particular can find values in the practice, and how the western view can impede success (see, I just did it).
robertf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An excellent introduction to meditation. It is very readable and enjoyable. It is an extended commentary on the "Anapanasati Sutta" - a classic Theravadan Buddhist (Thailand / Sri Lanka)text.The author makes the subject very readable and provides a lot of information of use to the meditation practitioner. The book can be used as a guide to spiritual or psychological development for anyone prepared to put in the daily practice. I found it inspiring.
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AmblerJP More than 1 year ago
I have greatly enjoyed this book as a beginner to meditation. It is well written and I highly recommend it to others.
Kevin44 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for anyone who wants to learn about the practice of meditation. This book does a good job of explaining the basic process of meditation along with how to take this process into everyday life. It offers a simple and relaxed method to understand and live meditation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book about Vipassana meditation is so much more than a 'how-to' book. It gently and clearly describes the philosophy behind the meditation practice, and how to overcome one's stumbling blocks in doing the meditation. It's one of my favorites.