The Art of Reflection

by Ratnaguna

It is all too easy either to think obsessively, or to not think enough. But how do we think usefully? How do we reflect? Like any art, reflection can be learnt and developed, leading to a deeper understanding of life and to the fullness of wisdom.

Drawing on his own experience and on Buddhist teachings, Western philosophy, psychology and literature, Ratnaguna provides a practical guide to reflection in its many forms.

This is a book about reflection as spiritual practice, about its importance, about “what we think and how we think about it”. It is a book about contemplation and insight, and reflection as a way to discover the truth.

“Beautifully written and accessible…this is a gem of a book that can be savoured and will enlighten.” Prof Paul Gilbert, author of The Compassionate Mind

Ratnaguna (Gary Hennessey) is an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Community. He has been a teacher of mindfulness and meditation for over 30 years.

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The Art of Reflection by Ratnaguna
ISBN-10: 1899579893
ISBN-13: 978-1899579891
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Windhorse Publications; 1 edition (January 11, 2011)


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Believe nothing merely because you have been told it… Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings — that doctrine believe and cling to and take it as your guide.

The Buddha