Buddhist Meditation 2 (new)

June 9th, 2014 by Ratna

Meditation 2: a skills guide.

Meditation 2: a skills guide.

New book!

Meditation 2: A Skills Guide, by Piya Tan (2014)

ISBN: 978-981-09-0617-7, size A4, 176 pp.
A recommended handbook for meditators.

  • (1) The 5 mental hindrances. The 5 barriers to mental focus and habits that weaken wisdom; how to break through them.
  • (2) Negative desire. How the senses work and how they can work for us.
  • (3) Lust and how to overcome it.
  • (4) Ill will and negative emotions hinder personal progress: how to overcome them.
  • (5) Karaniya Metta Sutta (Khp 9 = Sn 1.8). How to cultivate unconditional love. 
  • (6) Sloth and torpor. Mustering effort and energy in our minds.
  • (7) (Thina,middha) Tissa Sutta (S 22.84). Drowsiness can be overcome by insight. 
  • (8) Restlessness and remorse: Not letting our past control us; keeping the future where it is.
  • (9) Doubt: Why we lack confidence and how to build it up. 
  • (10) Nivana Pahana Vagga (A 1.2.1-10). The 5 mental hindrances: their causes and ending.
  • (11) Vitakka Santhana Sutta (M 20). How to overcome distractions during meditation.

 

Price: 

In Singapore: S$20.00 (self-collection); $25.00 (by post).

Outside Singapore (incl Malaysia & Brunei): $43.00 (by airmail).

Outside Singapore (except Malaysia & Brunei): S$28.00 (by surface mail).

 

How to order:

1. By cheque. Please issue cheques in the favour of “The Minding Centre” and send to: Pali House, Blk 248, #08-50, Jurong East St 24, Singapore 600248; or

2. By ibanking. Please transfer the amount to “The Minding Centre” OCBC current account. Account No. 533-727-814001; or

3. By PayPal. Please click here, and donate for the book; or

4. By  cash. Please drop in at The Minding Centre on Wednesday evenings. For other date/time, please email: themindingcentre@gmail.com or call +65 8211 0879 (speak to Ratna).

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Buddhist Meditation 1

January 20th, 2014 by Ratna

 

Meditation 1: a safety guide.

Meditation 1: a safety guide.

Meditation 1: A Safety Guide, by Piya Tan (2013)

ISBN: 978-981-07-8585-7, size A4, 220 pp.
A recommended handbook for meditators and seekers.

  • Introduction. Why meditate? Who should not meditate? Downside of meditation.
  • 1  What is meditation? Personal development and mental cultivation.
  • 2  The 4 kinds of samadhi. Mental concentration, stillness and dhyana.
  • 3  The stages to spiritual liberation. The nature of spiritual solitude.
  • 4  The nature of mental stillness. What is samadhi and how it arises.
  • 5  Nimitta: The mental sign in cognition and meditation. Joy in meditation.
  • 6  The 3 kinds of meditation signs. When is our mind really peaceful?
  • 7  Dhyana (jhana): The mind when it is fully free from the body.
  • 8  The layman and dhyana: How to awaken without dhyana.
  • 9  The Buddha discovered dhyana: Some misconceptions and clarifications. What does dhyana really mean? Was there dhyana before the Buddha? Does thinking occur in dhyana? How does the mind and the object become “one”?
  • 10 Bibliography

 

Price

In Singapore: S$20.00 (self-collection); $25.00 (by post).

Outside Singapore (incl Malaysia & Brunei): $43.00 (by airmail).

Outside Singapore (except Malaysia & Brunei): S$28.00 (by surface mail).

 

How to order:

1. By cheque. Please issue cheques in the favour of “The Minding Centre” and send to: Pali House, Blk 248, #08-50, Jurong East St 24, Singapore 600248; or

2. By ibanking. Please transfer the amount to “The Minding Centre” OCBC current account. Account No. 533-727-814001; or

3. By PayPal. Please click here, and donate for the book, or

4. By cash. Please drop in at The Minding Centre on Wednesday evenings. For other date/time, please email: themindingcentre@gmail.com or call 82110879 (speak to Ratna).

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Address & contacts

May 2nd, 2013 by Ratna

The Minding Centre

Shenton House
3 Shenton Way #03-06 B
Singapore 068805
hp (65) 8211 0879
(Contact Ratna)
Email: themindingcentre@gmail.com

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Free books by Piya Tan (2009-2013)

October 17th, 2009 by admin

(1) Simple Joys by Piya Tan, 2009, 2nd rev 2011.


[download: Simple Joys by Piya Tan 2nd rev 2011 (ebook, low resolution, size 783 KB)]

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(2) Revisioning Buddhism: an inspired re-look at the Buddha's example and teachings by Piya Tan, 2011.

Download Revisioning Buddhism Piya Tan, 2011

 

(3) Simple Joys 2: Healing Words by Piya Tan, 2011.

Free copies of Simple Joys 2 is available at The Minding Centre. Please call 8211 0879 (Ratna) or email us at: themindingcentre@gmail.com if you are interested. Download soft copy here.

 

Simple Joys 2: Healing Words

(4) Simple Joys 3: loving words. By Piya Tan 2013.

 

Simple Joys 3: loving words

If you wish to have the hard copy, please contact us (email: themindingcentre@gmail.com), hp 8211 0879. (Download soft copy here)

(5) Simple Joys: choice gems 1. By Piya Tan, 2012.

(Download book cover, contents)

Simple Joys - Choice Gems 1.

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