who is my self?

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“A truly astonishing book. Ayya Khema is a meditator’s meditator, a real expert, as clear about the nuts and bolts of technique as she is about the basic sanity and profound peacefulness that is the goal of all technique.”—Norman Fischer, Co-Abbot, San Francisco Zen Center

WHO IS MY SELF?

A Guide to Buddhist Meditation

Ayya Khema

Self-transformation is an essential element in all forms of Buddhist meditation—from Tantra to Zen. Ayya Khema, author of the best-selling Being Nobody, Going Nowhere, uses one of the earliest Buddhist suttas to guide us along the path of the oldest Buddhist meditative practice for understanding the nature of “self.” By following the Buddha’s explanation with clear, insightful examples from her years of teaching meditation, she guides us back and forth between the relative understanding and higher realizations of the Buddhist concept of “self.” Her thoughtful contemplation of the Buddha’s radical understanding of “self” and her practical advice for achieving insight offer the reader a profound understanding of the “self.” Both beginning and advanced practitioners will greatly benefit from Ayya Khema’s warm and down-to-earth exposition of the Buddha’s meditation on “self.”

Please note: the ebook edition of this book has a new, revised cover.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 192 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 inches
  • $16.95
  • ISBN 9780861711277
  • ebook
  • 192 pages
  • $10.99
  • ISBN 9781614290315
about the author
Who Is My Self?

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
Know Where You’re Going

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