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9/14/15 8:45 PM
Leigh Brasington's new book is out:

http://www.shambhala.com/right-concentration.html

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9/14/15 9:00 PM as a reply to CJMacie.
Lists for $18.95.

Somehow -- maybe saying yes to some pop-up that pops-up -- with discount of $5.69.

Shipping by snail-mail (USA) just $3.99

Fazit: $17.25.

It's clearly not true 'dhamma', as it's not 'freely given', but otherwise not a bad price.

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9/15/15 7:23 AM as a reply to CJMacie.
Disappointed to see there's no Kindle edition. At least not yet.

Not sure how charging a fair publishing price equates to 'not freely given?' Is there an expectation for them to ship it for free?  :-)

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9/15/15 8:32 AM as a reply to Jeff Wright.
Jeff Wright:
...Not sure how charging a fair publishing price equates to 'not freely given?'
Most of "books" by Thai, Burmese, etc. teachers (e.g. Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Mahasi, Pandita, Silananda, PaAuk Sayadaw, etc.) and the classic texts (e.g. Visudhimagge) offered at no charge, most now available as PDF downloads.

Is there an expectation for them to ship it for free?  :-)
Probably not, though I never gotten one via shipping. Printed books by Than-Geof are wherever someone who gets them from him offers them (e.g. he leaves them at IMC, Redwood City, as also Gil Fronsdal's 1st book was 'freely offered'); students of PaAuk get copies to distribute (I got some from Shaila Catherine), maybe paying the shipping themselves. Silananda's and some Mahasi & Pandita books are at the TMC monastery in San Jose, CA where he was abbot.
I'd imagine it's good, maybe required, to pay shipping for books themselves "freely offered".

And then again, these books are mostly small printings paid for by donations -- no administrative, no marketting overhead, etc. E.g TMC books and Taiwanese reprints of the Visudhimagga list a couple of pages of the donors -- almost all ca. $5-$100 small folks. It takes just a couple $k to print a couple thousand copies in places other than the rich countries.

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9/17/15 8:26 AM as a reply to CJMacie.
I had pre-ordered it on Amazon, and as of this morning Amazon still shows it as having an Oct. 13th release date. We'll see what happens.

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9/17/15 2:02 PM as a reply to Scott Kinney.
I ordered it from Shambhala and got it last week.  Amazon was more than a week late in shipping Loch Kelly's "Shift into Freedom" whch was due out September 1.

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9/17/15 2:42 PM as a reply to Eric B.
would mild jealously be an inappropriate display of 'attachment'?  :-)

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9/17/15 2:50 PM as a reply to Scott Kinney.
Assuming you're interested in attaining the jhanas on your path to freedom, and you wish to attain that freedom as part of your desire to benefit all living beings - then no!

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9/17/15 2:57 PM as a reply to Jeff Wright.
whew!  Thought I was going to have something else to work on for moment.... Just kidding around...

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10/15/15 7:58 AM as a reply to Scott Kinney.
Scott Kinney:
I had pre-ordered it on Amazon, and as of this morning Amazon still shows it as having an Oct. 13th release date. We'll see what happens.


And it arrived on my doorstep on Oct. 13th.... 

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