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by Ayya Khema

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ISBN: 0861711475
Author: Ayya Khema
Language: English
Publisher: Wisdom Publications (March 1, 1999)
Pages: 135
Category: Worship & Devotion
Subcategory: Bibles
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 325
Size Fb2: 1155 kb
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Ayya Khema (August 25, 1923 – November 2, 1997) was a Buddhist teacher and was very active in providing opportunities for women to practice Buddhism, founding several centers around the world.

Ayya Khema (August 25, 1923 – November 2, 1997) was a Buddhist teacher and was very active in providing opportunities for women to practice Buddhism, founding several centers around the world. In 1987, she helped coordinate the first-ever Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women. Over two dozen books of her transcribed Dhamma talks in English and German have been published. In the last year of her life, she also published her autobiography: I Give You My Life.

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. Sandy Boucher is the author of six books, including Turning the Wheel: American Women Creating the New Buddhism

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. Tietoja kirjoittajasta. Sandy Boucher is the author of six books, including Turning the Wheel: American Women Creating the New Buddhism. She has traveled extensively in Asia, and lived for a short time as a nun on the Nuns Island in Sri Lanka founded and directed by Ayya Khema. Boucher is active in both feminism and Buddhism, and has worked with cancer patients since her 1995/96 bout with cancer. She lives in Oakland, California.

Ayya Khema is like that pesky little angel on our shoulder, except instead of saying, "Don't do this" or "Don't do that .

Ayya Khema is like that pesky little angel on our shoulder, except instead of saying, "Don't do this" or "Don't do that," she reminds us to pay attention and keep growing. One of the best Western exponents of the Buddhist path, Khema organizes her lectures in Be an Island around the Buddha's exhortation to be an island unto yourself. By taking refuge in Buddhist teachings and the Buddhist community, you can escape the petty concerns of the self and become an anchor for others.

Be an Island: The Buddhist Practice of Inner Peace. 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. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Description: Ayya Khema is like that pesky little angel on our shoulder .

Description: Ayya Khema is like that pesky little angel on our shoulder, except instead of saying, "Don't do this" or "Don't do that," she reminds us to pay attention and keep growing.

The Buddhist Practice of Inner Peace. Born in Berlin in 1923 to Jewish parents, Ayya Khema was educated in Scotland and China and later emigrated to the United States.

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.

Comments:

Steel_Blade
Ayya Khema is the best writer on Buddhism I know. She has a unique ability to explain the sometimes esoteric meanings in Buddhist teachings in a way you can understand. Her books, including this one, are some of the few I find myself going back to again and again.
Yananoc
Ayya Khema writes with great clarity on the Buddha's teachings and Vipassana meditation. Her writings have been an inspiration to me.
sergant
Unfortunately Theravada Nuns are frequently considered inferior to Monks. Any Ayya Khema book will dispel that prejudice. She was a strong woman who "Walked the Walk". Her works are in the same league as Bhikkhu Bodhi, Walpola Rahula, & Bhante Gunaratana, 3 Monks who I ,greatly, admire. I recommend her books.
WUNDERKIND
The author's theme of becoming independent in one's practice and looking inward for spiritual guidance, i.e. taking refuge inwardly, rather than searching elsewhere. She has some good practical examples and suggestions.
Cha
Ayya Khema's guidance to Buddhist practice is simple, practical and very helpful to anyone serious about his meditation practice .
It's so easy
The authors simple prose and penetrating insights are captivating and warm to the touch. She lives what she teaches and makes her path easy to follow.
godlike
This book is beautifully written and is a pleasure to read. The author will take you down the gentle path of mindfulness in the present moment and teach you to overcome the mental formation you think of as yourself. This review can not do justice to this wonderful Buddhist book, buy it if your desire is to travel on the path to enlightenment. Ayya Khema was there and will help you along the way.
All books/info from Ayya Khema give me peace! Thank you

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