Buddhist practitioner, writer, and teacher Bodhipaksa recently posted a great review of The Brightened Mind: A Simple Guide to Buddhist Meditation, by Ajahn Sumano Bhikku, on the Wildmind blog!
An excerpt from the review reads, “The second half of The Brightened Mind is solid gold. Sumano’s strength is in emphasizing the “naturalness” of meditation. The second meditation exercise begins with the suggestion, “Allow your eyelids to close gently and begin to think ‘soft.’ That means relaxing the mind and smiling within.” This is beautifully put, and a valuable reminder that meditation can be something we let happen rather than make happen.”
This review was originally posted on March 11, 2011.