Mind Looking into Mind is a practical guide to the direct path of spiritual awakening in Buddhist meditation, offering meditation instruction, encouragement, and inspiration for beginners as well as more experienced travelers on the path. Presented in plain language, without sectarian jargon, Mind Looking into Mind invites readers to turn their attention inward, engage the natural process of meditation and spiritual insight, and awaken to the true nature of the mind.
Mind Looking into Mind includes essential instructions on settling the mind; letting go of thoughts, feelings, and painful conditioned patterns; and cultivating kindness and compassion—showing us how to awaken to a life of clarity and naturalness. Drawing on decades of experience practicing and teaching Buddhist meditation, the authors offer guidance and support for contemporary readers interested in Buddhism's direct path to awakening.
Book sections include:
- Entering the Path
- Seeing into Mind
- Awakening to Emptiness
- Awakening to Freedom
"A unique and approachable introduction to the fundamentals of meditation practice."
—Harold Rail, abbot of the Dharma Flower Zen Center
"Simple, accessible, and profound."
—Lama Tom Broadwater, teacher at the Columbus KTC Buddhist Center
David Peters began Zen practice in 1973. David practiced and taught in the Kwan Um School of Zen for twenty years and served as abbot and senior dharma teacher of the Isthmus Zen Community in Madison, Wisconsin.
Darrell Peters began Buddhist practice in 1972. For twenty years, Darrell was the senior meditation instructor and mentor at Columbus Karma Thegsum Chöling, a meditation center in the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in Columbus, Ohio.