Insight Meditation: A Psychology of Freedom (Paperback)

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In Insight Meditation, Joseph Goldstein provides an overview of Buddhist practice and its context generally while focusing on vipassana meditation specifically. He covers what the path itself is composed of, how to practice, what freeing the mind is all about, how karma works, the connection between psychology and dharma practice, and a look at what selflessness really is. The concluding chapter is a detailed exploration of how to practice in the world, touching on topics like the art of communication, family relationships, work and livelihood, dying, and how to really be of benefit to others.

About the Author


Joseph Goldstein began exploring meditation as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand. Following extended meditation retreats with various teachers in India and Burma, including the renowned Buddhist meditation master Anagarika Sri Munindra, he cofounded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. He has taught numerous meditation classes, workshops, and retreats in America and abroad over the last eight years and is one of the founders and primary teachers of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. He is also the author of The Experience of Insight, Insight Meditation, One Dharma and coauthor of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom.

Praise For…


"An intelligent, thorough, startlingly clear description of Western vipassana practice in particular and Buddhism in general."—Los Angeles Times



"Goldstein's years of experience in leading Buddhist retreats render this a wise and mature book of interest not only to Westerners but also to others open to learning about Buddhist practice and insight into the interconnectedness of all life. Highly recommended."—Library Journal

"Insight Meditation will be welcomed by all those who wish to extend and deepen their commitment to a life of mindfulness."—Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are



"Wise and practical guidance for anyone who seeks to free the mind through meditation."—Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence


Product Details
ISBN: 9781590300169
ISBN-10: 1590300165
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: March 25th, 2003
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Shambhala Classics

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