Be an Island

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“This book offers guidance along the path of Buddhist meditation with direct and practical advice. Ayya Khema’s words are clear and straightforward, conveying depth and insight.”—The Beacon


The Buddhist Practice of Inner Peace

Ayya Khema

From the best-selling author of Being Nobody, Going Nowhere, Ayya Khema’s Be an Island guides us along the path of Buddhist meditation with direct and practical advice, giving us contemplative tools to develop a healthy sense of personal being. Be an Island is at once an introduction to the teachings of Buddhism and a rich continuation of Ayya Khema’s personal vision of Buddhist practice.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 160 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 inches
  • $20.95
  • ISBN 9780861711475
  • ebook
  • 160 pages
  • $17.99
  • ISBN 9780861719099
about the author
Be an Island

Born in Berlin in 1923 to Jewish parents, Ayya Khema was educated in Scotland and China and later emigrated to the United States. The author of twenty-five books, she was ordained as a nun in Sri Lanka in 1979 and established several Buddhist centers, including Wat Buddha Dhamma in Australia, Parapuddua Nun’s Island in Sri Lanka, and Buddha Haus in Germany. In 1987 she coordinated the first-ever International Conference of Buddhist Nuns. She passed away in 1997.

Other books by Ayya Khema:
Being Nobody, Going Nowhere
Who Is My Self?
Know Where You’re Going

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