From the best-selling author of Being Nobody, Going Nowhere, Ayya Khema’s Be an Island guides us along the path of Buddhist meditation. Read “Be an Island The Buddhist Practice of Inner Peace” by Ayya Khema with Rakuten Kobo. From the best-selling author of Being Nobody, Going Nowhere. Ayya Khema (August 25, – November 2, ) was a Buddhist teacher and was very . Windhorse Publications, , ISBN ; Be an Island: The Buddhist practice of Inner Peace, Wisdom Publications, , ISBN

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She has also included a glossary at the back if you struggle with remembering what the different Buddhist terms mean. Please review your cart. Ayya’s tone and writing is plain and direct. She helped to establish Wat Buddha-Dhamma, a forest monastery in the Theravada tradition, near Sydney, Australia, in Wisdom Wide and Deep. Mhema the best-selling author of Being Nobody, Going NowhereAyya Khema’s Be an Island guides us along the kbema of Buddhist meditation with direct and practical advice, giving us contemplative tools to develop a healthy sense of personal being.

Be an Island: The Buddhist Practice of Inner Peace

She has served as a model and inspiration for women from all the Buddhist traditions who have sought to revive the practice of women’s khwma in modern times. Practicing the Power of Now. Sister Vayama from Australia and Ven. I feel like it’s the simplest and most relevant for Buddhist noobs. Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English.


The title should be at least 4 characters long. Audrey rated it it was amazing Jan 10, Eileen rated it it was amazing Jun 29, Yolanda rated it really liked it Jun 14, With the outbreak of the war, however, the family was put into a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp and it was here her father died.

Everything Arises, Everything Falls Away. No trivia or quizzes yet. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Losing one’s life energy is actually a very pleasant state, because there’s less self-assertion, I mean you haven’t got the energy to assert yourself.

It will get you to square one, point in the right direction, though as some have said and I agree she is somewhat rigid in her thinking, probably a product of her discipline and the method of practice she inherited from her teacher. Apr 10, Dana Larose rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

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The Art of Disappearing. Yen Nhi rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Inshe escaped from Germany with two hundred other children and was taken to Glasgow, Scotland.

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islajd It is a clearly written book and an essential to the practitioner. Susan rated it liked it Jan 02, Apr 23, Rochelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sister Ayya Khema Main Organisation: Don’t Worry, Be Grumpy. Having read islannd lot of Buddhist authors, she has found her way into one of my favorites. To ask other readers questions about Be an Islandplease sign up. So things are more acceptable, everything is acceptable, it’s fine the way it is She confirmed Leigh’s practice and requested that he begin teaching.


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Food for the Heart. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Ayya Khema was the first Western woman to become a Atya Buddhist nun. A Short Vajrasattva Practice. Renown as a teacher is widespread. Lists with This Book. Such succinct teachings by one of the great teachers. Being Nobody, Going Nowhere. Stepping Out of Self-Deception.

Great Disciples of the Buddha. Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness. During a five-week recovery period in the hospital she almost died, but her condition was expeditiously stabilized by the medics.

Return to Book Page. In after it started giving her trouble she underwent a mastectomy operation in Germany.