The Experience of Insight: A Simple & Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation (Shambhala Dragon Editions)

The Experience of Insight A Simple Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation Shambhala Dragon Editions Here is a modern classic of unusually clear practical instruction for the practice of Buddhist meditation sitting and walking meditation how one relates with the breath feelings thought sense per

  • Title: The Experience of Insight: A Simple & Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation (Shambhala Dragon Editions)
  • Author: Joseph Goldstein Ram Dass Robert Hall
  • ISBN: 9780877732266
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Paperback
  • Here is a modern classic of unusually clear, practical instruction for the practice of Buddhist meditation sitting and walking meditation, how one relates with the breath, feelings, thought, sense perceptions, consciousness, and everyday activities Basic Buddhist topics such as the nature of karma, the four noble truths, the factors of enlightenment, dependent originatioHere is a modern classic of unusually clear, practical instruction for the practice of Buddhist meditation sitting and walking meditation, how one relates with the breath, feelings, thought, sense perceptions, consciousness, and everyday activities Basic Buddhist topics such as the nature of karma, the four noble truths, the factors of enlightenment, dependent origination, and devotion are discussed.

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    About “Joseph Goldstein Ram Dass Robert Hall

    • Joseph Goldstein Ram Dass Robert Hall

      Joseph Goldstein born 1944 is one of the first American vipassana teachers Fronsdal, 1998 , co founder of the Insight Meditation Society IMS with Jack Kornfield and Sharon Salzberg, contemporary author of numerous popular books on Buddhism see publications below , resident guiding teacher at IMS, and leader of retreats worldwide on insight vipassana and lovingkindness metta meditation.While the majority of Goldstein s publications introduce Westerners to primarily Theravada concepts, practices and values, his 2002 work, One Dharma , explored the creation of an integrated framework for the Theravada, Tibetan and Zen traditions.



    841 thoughts on “The Experience of Insight: A Simple & Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation (Shambhala Dragon Editions)

    • I have found many solutions for my problems but until this book, it's really helpful for me and help me to open my mind, to deal with many problems that I was stuck on a lot of times. It's really amazing and one of the greatest book I have read.


    • This book is based on 30 talks Goldstein gave during a 90-day retreat; therefore, reading it is like being on a retreat. The book provides a thorough introduction to vipassana and the Buddha’s teachings of the Four Noble Truths, the Factors of Enlightenment, and more.


    • This is a selection of Goldstein's talks from a month-long vipassana retreat. The talks are listed by time of delivery on the retreat. I enjoyed reading it, for the most part, in concert with the schedule of the retreat. I liked it, but I don't think it's the best introduction to vipassana.



    • "The Experience of Insight." is an excellent introduction into Buddhist Insight on or Vipassana Meditation. The book is based on a 30 day meditation retreat which elaborates on the Buddhist teachings through a lecture and question and answer format. The strengths of this book are those simple and basic principles of Buddhist Philosophy that can easily be incorporated into daily life and be used as a source of positive thinking and peace in one's life. Perhaps a weakness in this book is that very [...]


    • One of the best books I've ever read about Buddhism, and I've read quite a few classics about this philosophy.It's a simple written book that I would raccomend both to a complete beginner and to someone more advanced in their journey. It covers the basics of Buddhism explaining them in a beautiful and intuitive way.It offers both theories and practical advices, it's never boring nor too complicated.I borrowed the Italian translation from my local library, but I'll buy a copy for sure, since I th [...]


    • Need to reread and perhaps “follow along,” given that it’s a transcript of a 30-day (!) retreat. Maybe because it’s the end of the book when my attention is sharpened, but the last chapter is particularly good, about re-entry, or how to live in the world with the demands of the world, instead of on a retreat when demands aren’t so quotidian. Empty your boat, because no one gets angry at an empty boat. And once you see “from above,” you live differently than if you never ascend at a [...]


    • Lightweight. While interesting throughout, it’s not very well written, and the perpetual references to Daoism seem off, to me, and frequently not even on-topic in the first place. Why cite these sources and never the Buddha himself? It’s bizarre. The author comes across as callow, to be blunt.


    • Covering the course of a month-long meditation retreat held in 1976 in Northern California, The Experience of Insight covers various lessons on mindfulness and meditation practices which aid in non-attachment and presence. Good, practical guide to furthering mindfulness practice.


    • Here's my problem with tis book: From the beginning I had issues with either the descriptions of things as basic as the Eight Fold Path or the usage of the stories to go with. Once or twice I thought he was wrong in his details, just as often I found him to be too superficial. Now I am not talking about the subject matter or his personal expertise or experience - i am only referring to the text of the book. And that is my issue. This is a book review, not a personal review. I think there are muc [...]


    • This book rocked my world more than any other perhaps. It is true to the title in that if you read and comprehend and practice what Goldstein is writing about, you will have an experience of insight. Things shift for sure. This is a great book to take on a retreat. It would be more difficult to get the full benefit with everyday living concerns, but definitely possible as well. The more you put into this book, the more you get back for sure. The only problem is that it ends and, as everything do [...]


    • This is an excellent book for an experienced Buddhist practitioner or student interested in deeper nuances of practice. It focuses on Vipassana-- literally, 'to see things clearly'-- also known as Insight Meditation. The author is co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA with Sharon Salzberg (author of Lovingkindness) and Jack Kornfield (author of many wonderful books). Includes some very helpful guidance.


    • Another excellent book by Joseph Goldstein, one of my favorite dharma teachers. Each chapter or section of the book is based on a talk given by Goldstein during one of his 30-day retreats. So, it is ideally read as a support for one's meditation practice, one section at a time. I would not recommend it for those who are not already meditating regularly. As always, Goldstein writes very articulately about how to practice insight meditation in the Theravada tradition.


    • This is an absolutely sweminal work for anyone with an active interest in following the Buddha's teachings, meditation for its own sake or spiritual practice. It is very accessible and very moving in parts. Goldstein really lives up to his reputation as one of the great western teachers of the modern day. A must read.


    • The book is an easy read. More importantly, one can sense, the author explains everything from his own meditative experience. This book is an invaluable guide to people who already have some exposure to studying of Buddhist meditation concepts and verifying their understanding with the author's practical explanation.


    • Very insightful book. ;) Great guide to mindfulness and meditation from a Bhuddist perspective, which served to give some knowledge on Bhuddist thought as well. I loved how it was broken up into small chunks. It would be great to read as a devotional trying to apply each chapter's content throughout the day.


    • Tôi thán phục về khả năng diễn đạt bằng lời một cách rõ ràng các nguyên tắc rèn luyện phát triển thân, tâm được tác giả trình bày trong cuốn sách này. Tôi đã rất thích cuốn Tâm Bình An của cùng tác giả. Và đây là cuốn kế tiếp mà tôi rât tâm đắc. Các bạn có thể tìm thấy các ý hay mà tôi tâm đắc trong các ghi chú của tôi ở dưới đây.


    • Goldstein has a clearly defined voice in his explanations of fundamental concepts of western Buddhism. This book is almost forty years old now but it expresses a lot of the concepts that have become mainstream. I'll be on the lookout for other books by him on my hunting trips through the bookshops!


    • This is the best book on meditation that I have read to date. Goldstein's understanding of the practice and ability to articulate combine to make this one of my top books that I recommend to people. Enjoy.


    • Where Ram Dass has a gift for writing through the heart, Joseph Goldstein has the gift of writing through the mind. This book has such clarity in it's descriptions of mindfulness and meditation. I Highly recommend this book.



    • I good overview of the Dharma. Covers a variety of other philosophies like Carlos Castaneda and Taoism. Not bad, I enjoyed it


    • Goldstein rarely disappoints and this book is a tremendous introduction to vipassana meditation. If you don't know what that is but are interested, this is the book to read first.


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