Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Walking the Buddha's Path

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In the same engaging style that has endeared him to readers of Mindfulness In Plain English, Bhante Gunaratana delves deeply into each step of the Buddha's most profound teaching on bringing an end to suffering: the noble eightfold path. With generous and specific advice, Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness offers skillful ways to handle anger, to find right livelihood, and to cultivate loving-friendliness in relationships with parents, children, and partners, as well as tools to overcome all the mental hindrances that prevent happiness. Whether you are an experienced meditator or someone who's only just beginning, this gentle and down-to-earth guide will help you bring the heart of the Buddha's teachings into every aspect of your life.

A Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards finalist (Spirituality/Inspirational).
 

About Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

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Bhante Gunaratana was ordained at the age of twelve as a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka, earned his PhD in philosophy from The American University, and has led meditation retreats, taught Buddhism, and lectured widely throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana is the president of the Bhavana Society in High View, West Virginia, where he lives.
 
Published August 23, 2011 by Wisdom Publications. 290 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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In the books for Buddhist beginners that now crowd the shelves it is common to find explications of the faith's various tenets serving to structure and sometimes to title the works.

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“If you want to weed a garden, you have to be able to distinguish the weeds from the flowers.” Such aphorisms fill Gunaratana’s book, expressing the Buddhist sensibility that informs this simple yet profound book.

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