4. 'I'm Not Getting Anywhere with my Meditation...': Effort, Contentment and Goal-Directedness in the Process of Mind-Training

Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings - Studies in Memory of L.S. Cousins - Naomi Appleton

Amaro Bhikkhu [+-]
Amaravati monastery, Hertfordshire
Amaro Bhikkhu is a Theravada Buddhist monk and abbot of the Amaravati monastery in Hertfordshire. He has taught all over the world and is the author of several books published by this or associated monasteries including Small Boat, Great Mountain (2003), Rain on the Nile (2009) and The Island - An Anthology of the Buddha's Teachings on Nibbana(2009) and with Ajahn Pasanno a guide to meditation titled Finding the Missing Peace.

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This collection brings together scholarly contributions relating to the research of Lance Cousins (1942-2015), and influential and prolific scholar of early Buddhism. Cousins' interests spanned several related fields from the study of Abhidhamma and early Buddhist schools to Pāli literature and meditation traditions. As well as being a scholar Cousins was a noted meditation teacher and founder of the Samantha Trust. The influence of Cousin's scholarship and teaching is felt strongly not only in the UK but in the worldwide Buddhist Studies community. The volume is introduced by Peter Harvey and the following chapters all speak to the core questions in the field such as the nature of the path, the role of meditation, the formation of early Buddhist schools, scriptures and teachings and the characteristics and contributions of Pāli texts. The volume is of interest to students and scholars in Buddhist Studies, Religious Studies and Asian Studies as well as Buddhist practitioners.

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Bhikkhu, Amaro. 4. 'I'm Not Getting Anywhere with my Meditation...': Effort, Contentment and Goal-Directedness in the Process of Mind-Training. Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings - Studies in Memory of L.S. Cousins. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Oct 2019. ISBN 9781781798928. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=33386. Date accessed: 26 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.33386. Oct 2019

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