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A Mind Without Craving

Delson Armstrong
Type: Print Book
Genre: Self-Improvement, Religion & Spirituality
Language: English
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A Mind Without Craving is a deep dive into the principles and practices of early Buddhist meditation. It offers a collection of instruction and dialogue sessions transcribed from a ten-day meditation retreat led by Delson Armstrong. It is a practical guide to understand the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path for the attainment of awakening and the experience of Nibbāna (Nirvāna).

A selection of discourses by the Buddha is presented with detailed commentary about its meaning and purpose. Each provides practical application for daily life and in meditation practice to support the progress of insight. Instruction in loving-kindness meditation is laid out with detailed methodology for all levels of meditative experience. A Mind Without Craving explores consciousness, karma, rebirth, and the liberated mind along with explanations about behavioral reprogramming, intention, and free will. It includes descriptions of Jhāna states (sublime realities) as a means to understand the true nature of reality.

A Mind Without Craving is an ideal compendium for self-guided meditation. It offers explicit instruction of a course in tranquil wisdom insight meditation with detailed answers to a broad range of frequently asked questions. Supplemental links to online videos complement the text to further elucidate meaning. Taken together, the book and videos provide clarity and guidance for beginners and a master class to accelerate progress for experienced meditators.

About the Author

Delson studied at Pathways World School in India for three years and completed his A Levels through the University of Cambridge International Examination center of the British Council. He graduated from the New York Film Academy and published a series of novels. He has ghostwritten for publishers, studios and private clients.

He attained all six degrees of Kriya Yoga under the lineages of Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteswar, and Paramahamsa Hariharananda. He has studied Upanishadic contemplative practices under the lineages of Paramahamsa Ramakrishna,Swami Sivananda, and Swami Chinmayananda.

Through study and application of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, he has attained all ten levels of Samadhi (meditative states of absorption). He has also practiced Jnana Yoga through the lineages of Ramana Maharishi and Nisargadatta Maharaj, attaining the level of Sahaja Samadhi (effortless absorption) and studied the teachings of J Krishnamurti and UG Krishnamurti.

In 2016 he completed an online retreat that is based on the original suttas and was introduced to Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation led by David Johnson. Delson naturally grasped the concepts of the 6Rs. Since then, he has taken a deep dive into the practice and the suttas and is able to easily guide students to the most sublime stages of peace and wisdom. He was asked by Venerable Bhante Vimalaramsi specifically to start teaching.

While guiding online and retreats, he supports individuals on their journey and interacts with research institutions on neuroscience, cognitive behavioral therapy, and the phenomenology of meditation. When situation allows for it, he is open to guiding physical retreats around the world upon invitation. His teachings are freely available to all.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780984049752
Publisher: Suttavada Foundation
Number of Pages: 448
Dimensions: 6"x9"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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