In nearly thirty years as a Buddhist monk, born and educated in the West but trained in the Thai Forest Tradition, Ajahn Brahm has gathered many poignant, funny and profound stories. In this collection of teaching stories are many true-to-life tales, which are used to launch into a deeper exposition of mindfulness, wisdom, love and compassion. In each story the raw edge of truth is evident.
A truly helpful and sophisticated manual of meditation written by a monk with deep and wide-ranging experience. Ajahn Brahm is one of a new generation of Westerners who have studied, practiced and mastered an important range of Buddhist teachings and now offers them to sincere practitioners across the modern world. In Mindfulness, Bliss and Beyond you will find a thorough set of teachings for developing and deepening meditation, aimed particularly at attaining absorption and opening to the insights that can follow from it.