Dhamma Book of the Week #1

With Each & Every Breath Cover

With Each and Every Breath: A Guide to Meditation

This dhamma book is a fantastic resource for anyone just starting with meditation or looking to further their meditation. Thanissaro Bhikku, a.k.a. Ajahn Geoff, has a clear and direct writing style that captures the full nuance of what the Buddha taught.

Like any good dhamma book, it is offered for free and is available in PDF format by clicking here.

Excerpt from With Each and Every Breath

The meditation technique taught in this book is a skill aimed at solving the mind’s most basic problem: the stress and suffering it brings on itself through its own thoughts and actions. Even though the mind wants happiness, it still manages to weigh itself down with mental pain. In fact, that pain comes from the mind’s misguided efforts to find happiness. Meditation helps to uncover the reasons for why the mind does this and, in uncovering them, helps you to cure them. In curing them, it opens you to the possibility of genuine happiness, a happiness you can rely on, a happiness that will never change or let you down.

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4 thoughts on “Dhamma Book of the Week #1

  1. I actually wrote about Ajahn Geoff a while back in my blog as the “Monk of the Month”. What an incredible monastic – incredibly gifted writer and so sharp as an intellect.

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    1. Agreed! I met him at the Quaker House near Union Square back in March. I would go so far as to say we are indebted to his contributions: I know that I am. His translations are that accurate and that nuanced.

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