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Joseph Goldstein



Joseph Goldstein is an American teacher of Buddhist insight meditation (vipassana) and lovingkindness meditation (metta). He and fellow teacher Sharon Salzberg cofounded the Insight Meditation Society. He studied Buddhist meditation with teachers in India, Burma, and Tibet and is the author of several books.

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Joseph Goldstein: Wisdom for Troubled Times

For many of us, the current environment, magnified by 24-hour news outlets and social media, has created a level of stress, fear and anger that impacts our lives and relationships.

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One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism

We are living in remarkable times. A genuine Western Buddhism is now taking birth, writes Joseph Goldstein, one of America's most respected Buddhist teachers.

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What Makes Us Free?

Insight. Loving-kindness. Cultivating what’s wholesome. And making them real in our lives every day. These are what make us free, say Insight Meditation teachers Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThe greatest communication is usually how we are rather than what we say.

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Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom

In Insight Meditation, Joseph Goldstein provides an overview of Buddhist practice and its context generally while focusing on vipassana meditation specifically.

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The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

The simple, although not always easy, practices of vipassana are all rooted in one important discourse of the Buddha: the Satipatthana Sutta. Satipatthana is often translated as “foundation of mindfulness,” but another, and perhaps more helpful, translation is “way of establishing mindfulness.

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Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening

The mind contains the seeds of its own awakening―seeds that we can cultivate to bring forth the fruits of a life lived consciously.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThe commitment to morality, or non-harming, is a source of tremendous strength, because it helps free the mind from the remorse of having done unwholesome actions.

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Here, Now, Aware: The Power of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the key to the present moment. Without it we cannot see the world clearly, and we simply stay lost in the wanderings of our minds.

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Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation

In Seeking the Heart of Wisdom, Goldstein and Kornfield present the central teachings and practices of insight meditation in a clear and personal language.

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