Mindfulness in Plain English

20th Anniversary Edition

by Bhante Gunaratana

Mindfulness in Plain English: 20th Anniversary Edition

With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people read, love, and give to everyone they know—a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again.

  • Wisdom Publications; September 2011
  • ISBN: 9780861719990
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  • Title: Mindfulness in Plain English
  • Author: Bhante Gunaratana
  • Imprint: Wisdom Publications

In The Press

"A masterpiece."—Jon Kabat-Zinn

“A classic—one of the very best English sources for authoritative explanations of mindfulness.” —Daniel Goleman

“Of great value to newcomers... especially people without access to a teacher.”—Larry Rosenberg, author of Breath by Breath

“This book is the bible of mindfulness.”—Barry Boyce, editor of Mindful magazine and The Mindfulness Revolution

“Bhante writes with great clarity and has a good sense of humor with respect to the ups and downs of practice.” —Ken McLeod, author of Wake Up to Your Life

"Wonderfully clear and straightforward.” —Joseph Goldstein, author of A Heart Full of Peace

"Pithy and practical.” —Shambhala Sun

“Jargon-free.”—USA Today

"Among the very best."—Tricycle

"A classic."—Inquiring Mind

"All that its title promises and more...a jewel of a manual."—Bhavana Society

"Profound...a classic interpretation of Vipassana meditation practice."—The Middle Way

"This book is simply written and clearly brings the essentials of this Buddhist practice to the West."—The Beacon

About The Author

Bhante Gunaratana was ordained at the age of 12 as a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka, earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from The American University, and has led meditation retreats, taught Buddhism, and lectured widely throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. He lives in High View, West Virginia. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana is the president of the Bhavana Society in West Virginia.