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A Meaningful and Progressive Life by Ajahn Brahmavamso

This Living Guide help us through our typical phases in life. Firstly, the need to discover ourselves and the critical issues that unfold. Secondly, we wake up to the people around us and how best to relate to them. Then the need to explore and engage the life while having a principled strategy. Fourthly, the need to have a perspective and skills to cope with the myriad of issues in our journey of life. Lastly, the need to change the mind to change the world around us. To seek a happy ending, if possible.

Suitable for: Individual self study or discussion groups, beginners or experienced learners seeking guidance, resources or references.

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DharmaAvenue (H), in February 2014

Audio-visual in English language. Mostly an hour or more, with a handful below 15 minutes.

Living Guide

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There are 5 Chapters to this Living Guide and they are arranged for progressive learning. In any case, one may adopt any to begin.

Practical and Modernistic Approach to Meditation by Shinzen Young

This Living Guide presents Buddhist meditation in a secular and contemporary context in plain English. Shinzen collects diverse techniques and methods, reorganize and represent it without the cultural and customary settings, and taken the liberty to give them simple functional labels. It appeals to those who need to integrate meditation know-how and benefits to their life, but not ready to adopt other related contents. This guide will offer authenticity to those who wish to engage Buddhist meditation but without the overriding labels.

Suitable for: Individuals starting on the path of meditation seeking practicality, authenticity and sustainability. Experienced meditators needing an alternative method or perspective and critical tips to shift into the next level.

Collated by:

DharmaAvenue (H), in March 2014

Audio-visual in English language. Majority of the items are below fifteen minutes with a handful above an hour.

Living Guide

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There are 6 Chapters to this Living Guide and they are arranged for progressive learning. In any case, one may adopt any to begin.

Building the Foundation of a Spiritual Life by Ven. Thubten Chodron

This Living Guide presents a methodical and comprehensive guide for exploring and embracing a wholistic spiritual life. It begins from seeking realities and refuge, and continue with personal and community living, and follow through smoothly to self reflection, development and transformation. It is delivered with warmth compassion and profound wisdom and with these she ventures into the most delicate of topics.

Most of the items are deliverd by Ven. Thubten Chodron with a few, especially those in series, by her disciples.

There is a sequel to this - Reaching for Spiritual Purity and Perfection, which promises even greater inspiration and insight.

Suitable for: Individuals starting on the path of meditation seeking practicality, authenticity and sustainability. Experienced meditators needing an alternative method or perspective and critical tips to shift into the next level.

Collated by:

DharmaAvenue (H), in June 2014

Audio-visual in English language. Majority of the items are below fifteen minutes with a handful above an hour.

Living Guide

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There are 5 Chapters to this Living Guide and they are arranged for progressive learning. In any case, one may adopt any to begin.