The State of Mind Called Beautiful

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“One of the greatest living meditation masters.”—Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

“The depth of Sayadaw U Pandita’s understanding and the breadth of his knowledge have profoundly influenced the transmission of Dharma in the West.”—Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness


Sayadaw U Pandita Kate Wheeler

In The State of Mind Called Beautiful, Burmese meditation master Sayadaw U Pandita lays out the breadth, depth, and wealth of the Theravadan tradition of Buddhism. U Pandita begins with the basic guidelines of Buddhism, and moves on to various practices: those that can be done for one minute a day, those that sweeten and strengthen the mind, those that heal societies and families, those that lead to liberation.

Also included are complete teachings on Vipassana or Insight meditation, from how to do it, to how to refine it, to how to deal with difficulties. Teachings on the development of mindfulness, wisdom, patience, and practice itself are all included, and the book is capped by an extremely helpful “Question and Answers” section—an FAQ for newcomers and established practitioners alike. Lastly, both Pali-to-English and English-to-Pali glossaries are included, with all such terms also being glossed in the text, ensuring that readers easily master the meanings of important terms.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 200 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 inches
  • $16.95
  • ISBN 9781614294313
  • ebook
  • 200 pages
  • $11.99
  • ISBN 9781614294566
about the author
The State of Mind Called Beautiful

Sayadaw U Pandita was the abbot of Panditarama Monastery and Meditation Center in Rangoon, Burma, where he lived. He was a treasured teacher to many students around the world, including Steve Armstrong and Kamala Masters, guiding editors of Manual of Insight.

Other books by Sayadaw U Pandita:
In This Very Life

The State of Mind Called Beautiful

Lila Kate Wheeler wanted to be a saint when she grew up. Nowadays she’s aiming for a more open heart and a moment-to-moment encounter with reality. As “Kate” she's a fiction writer, essayist, and travel journalist with books and prizes to her credit. As “Lila” she teaches and practices in the Vipassana and Tibetan Nyingma Buddhist lineages. She is married to a poet/professor/anthropologist, lives in the Boston area, hopes to contribute to the welfare of all beings.

Other books by Kate Wheeler:
In This Very Life
Nixon Under the Bodhi Tree and Other Works of Buddhist Fiction

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