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A Monastery Within

Tales on the Buddhist Path

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


Inspired by his years of Buddhist monastic life, Gil Fronsdal has written these warm-hearted stories as part of the tradition of teaching through storytelling.

These are tales of transformation and spiritual growth. They delight and challenge as they express different facets of the Buddhist path to liberation in familiar, yet fresh and engaging, ways. These stories can be reread often, each time supporting new reflections on the spiritual life and the possibility of each person awakening to the kindness, clarity and insight available to all of us. A Monastery Within points to how each person can build an inner home for the awakened life.

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Great stories about the Buddhist Way

Simple stories that illustrate Gil's grasp of Buddhism.

A Monastery Within

This is great! Simple and effective.

A great companion to Zencast and/or practice

If you are a longtime listener to the Zencast, you have already heard a number of these stories, but don't let that dissuade you from buying the book. It is great to be reminded. You can also bookmark and highlight. With an eBook reader this becomes your own personal guide to return to again and again as future reminders are needed.

Thanks Gil for all of your teachings! Especially when times are difficult and these words become increasingly valuable and important. May all be freed from suffering!

A Monastery Within
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Religion & Spirituality
  • Published: Sep 08, 2010
  • Publisher: Tranquil Books
  • Seller: Lulu Enterprises, Inc.
  • Print Length: 1 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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