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Be an Island

Product no.: 0-86171-147-5
Before the Buddha died, 2,500 years ago, he told his cousin, "Ananda, be islands unto yourselves, refuges unto yourselves, seeking no external refuge; with the Dharma as your island, the Dharma as your refuge."

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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. The best-selling author of Being Nobody, Going Nowhere once again guides us along the path of Buddhist meditation with direct and practical advice, giving us the contemplative tools to develop a healthy and fit sense of personal being. Basing her teachings firmly on the words of the Buddha, Ayya Khema introduces techniques for positive and negative emotions, for mindfulness practice, and for living well with others.


Ayya Khema (1923-1997) authored twenty-five books in English and German on meditation and the Buddha's teachings; her books have been translated into seven other languages. During her extraordinary lifetime she established several Buddhist practice centers around the world, including Wat Buddha Dhamma in Australia, the International Buddhist Women's Centre and Parappuduwa Nun's Island in Sri Lanka, Buddha-Haus and Metta Vihara in Germany.

Author Khema, Ayya
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 135 pp.
Publisher Wisdom Publications 1999
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