Know Where You’re Going

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“In this practical volume, Ayya Khema presents a complete meditation course and outlines the benefits accruing to those who do regular practice: letting go, equanimity, and courtesy toward all sentient beings. Throughout are sprinkled a variety of metta meditations of loving-kindness.”Spirituality and Practice


A Complete Buddhist Guide to Meditation, Faith, and Everyday Transcendence

Ayya Khema

Know Where You’re Going provides a full course of instruction in Buddhist meditation and reflection, and contains a wealth of exercises and advice to help the reader grow. As we put these teachings into practice over time, we learn to see things as they really are and discover transcendence right here in our everyday lives.

Ayya Khema shows us how to live a wholehearted spiritual life, even amid our day to day concerns and responsibilities. Her teachings unfold simply, free of jargon, and are ideal for the contemporary world. Grounding the practice of more advanced meditations in a deeply cultivated sense of mindfulness, love, and altruism, Khema shows us, step by step, how to access to liberation and freedom. Originally published as When the Iron Eagle Flies.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 inches
  • $16.95
  • ISBN 9781614291930
  • ebook
  • 224 pages
  • $11.99
  • ISBN 9781614292104
about the author
Know Where You’re Going

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
Be an Island
Who Is My Self?

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