The profound techniques of Vipassana (or insight meditation) are all rooted in the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha's practice-oriented teaching on the four foundations of mindfulness. With Mindfulness, Joseph Goldstein brings listeners a 3-CD program of core teachings and guided practices for "looking directly at the nature of the mind and body, at how suffering is created, and how we can awaken and be free." Designed to complement his book of the same title, as a stand-alone tool for daily practice, or for anyone wanting to go deeper in their experience of mindfulness, this profound series of meditations explores: . Mindfulness of the Body-the first of the four primary ways we establish mindfulness . Mindfulness of Feelings-how the experience of our feelings conditions reactions in the mind and actions in the world . Mindfulness of Mind-exploring skillful and unskillful states of mind and thought . Mindfulness of Dhammas-working directly with our moment-to-moment experiences in all their variety and texture The best way to understand mindfulness is through experience. Through a series of progressive guided meditations, Mindfulness will support practitioners of any level in opening to its transformative powers.
"Lucid, clear, enormously helpful, a wise and mature vision of Buddhism." -JACK KORNFIELD Author of A Path With Heart "America is damn lucky there is a Joseph. He has shepherded Western Buddhism in his ever-expanding teachings . . ." -STEPHEN LEVINE Author of Turning Toward the Mystery
Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and the Forest Refuge. Since 1967, he has studied and practiced different forms of Buddhist meditation under eminent teachers from India, Burma, and Tibet. His books include A Heart Full of Peace and One Dharma. He lives in Barre, Massachusetts. See dharma.org