Stages of Meditation

Stages of Meditation PDF Author: The Dalai Lama
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1611806828
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 161
Book Description
A translation of the ancient classic Stages of Meditation, by Kamalashila, with commentary from everyone's favorite Buddhist teacher, the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama explains the principles of meditation in a practice-oriented format especially suited to Westerners. Based upon the middle section of the Bhavanakrama by Kamalashila--a translation of which is included--this is the most extensive commentary given by the Dalai Lama on this concise but important meditation handbook. It is a favorite text of the Dalai Lama, and he often takes the opportunity to give teachings on it to audiences throughout the world. In his words, "This text can be like a key that opens the door to all other major Buddhist scriptures." Topics include the nature of mind, how to develop compassion and loving-kindness, calm abiding wisdom, and how to establish a union of calm abiding and special insight.

Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom

Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom PDF Author: Patrul Rinpoche
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1559394978
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 265
Book Description
This collection contains four of the most cherished Tibetan Buddhist commentaries on the practices of visualization, mantra recitation, and meditative absorption—elements that form the core of development stage meditation, one of the most important practices of Buddhist Tantra. The texts within this volume—Ladder to Akaniṣṭha, Clarifying the Difficult Points in the Development Stage, The Four Stakes That Bind the Life-Force, and Husks of Unity—are among the most widely studied commentaries on this topic and have formed the basis for spiritual study and practice for centuries. In these eloquent and inspiring translations, Jigme Lingpa, Patrul Rinpoche, and Getse Mahāpaṇḍita explain the fundamental philosophy of the development stage, illuminating its profound insights into the nature of reality and how to utilize these insights through the practice of meditation.

The Practice of Tibetan Meditation

The Practice of Tibetan Meditation PDF Author: Dagsay Tulku Rinpoche
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892819034
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 190
Book Description
Including a 60-minute CD of mantras, this practical, step-by-step handbook to Tibetan meditation is written by a world-renowned Tibetan lama. 100 b&w illustrations. 8-page color insert.

Meditation on the Nature of Mind

Meditation on the Nature of Mind PDF Author: Dalai Lama
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861716280
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 230
Book Description
A correct understanding of the mind’s nature not only illuminates the many treatises on Buddhist philosophy, it is the key to success in meditation and to the profound insights at the heart of the Buddha’s path. The text at the center of this book, the Wish-Fulfilling Jewel of the Oral Tradition by Khöntön Peljor Lhündrub (1561¿), manages to combine both theory and practical instructions for meditating on the nature of mind in a manner that is easily accessible. Especially interesting is its nonsectarian approach, with liberal citations from across the Tibetan Buddhist spectrum. His Holinesss the Dalai Lama’s broad-ranging overview of this important text in the first part of this book insightfully distills some of the most central themes of Buddhism: why the mind is so essential to the tradition, how science and Buddhism can benefit from mutual interaction, what distinguishes subtle and grosser levels of consciousness, how the different schools of Tibetan Buddhism elaborate such a distinction, and how all of these schools have a common source in the scholarly tradition of Nalanda Monastery, the greatest Buddhist university of ancient India. It is a profound and erudite teaching, both in scope and detail, and brings the reader closer to a fresh and direct experience of the all-important topic. As little has been written in Western languages about Khöntön Rinpoché, this volume also includes a short biography of this interesting figure, who was a guru to the Great Fifth Dalai Lama.

The Healing Power of Loving-Kindness

The Healing Power of Loving-Kindness PDF Author: Tulku Thondup
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1611809134
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 135
Book Description
From the author of The Healing Power of Mind, an accessible guide to Tibetan Buddhist loving-kindness meditation--with downloadable guided meditations. All Buddhist traditions teach that the practice of loving-kindness can transform our lives. Here, Tulku Thondup offers a step-by-step guide to a Tibetan Buddhist approach to loving-kindness meditation, which focuses on connecting to Avalokitesvara, the bodhisattva of compassion. Dividing the practice into twelve simple steps, this book provides everything readers need to uncover their innate joy and compassion. The accompanying downloadable audio program guides meditators through the steps of visualizing Avalokitesvara, generating devotion to the ideals he embodies, and radiating loving-kindness to all beings in the universe.

The Path Is the Goal

The Path Is the Goal PDF Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834821446
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 192
Book Description
According to the Buddha, no one can attain basic sanity or enlightenment without practicing meditation. The teachings given here on the outlook and technique of meditation provide the foundation that every practitioner needs to awaken as the Buddha did. Trungpa teaches us to let go of the urge to make meditation serve our ambition; thus we can relax into openness. We are shown how the deliberate practice of mindfulness develops into contrived awareness, and we discover the world of insight that awareness reveals. We learn of a subtle psychological stage set that we carry with us everywhere and unwittingly use to structure all our experience—and we find that meditation gradually carries us beyond this and beyond ego altogether to the experience of unconditioned freedom.

The Practice of Tranquillity and Insight

The Practice of Tranquillity and Insight PDF Author: Rinpoche Thrangu
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN:
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 170
Book Description


Stillness, Insight, and Emptiness

Stillness, Insight, and Emptiness PDF Author: Lama Dudjom Dorjee
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 155939420X
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 153
Book Description
Meditation is the key to meaningful Buddhist practice, but establishing a solid foundation requires skill and sustained effort. In simple and inviting language, this book shows how to develop a successful meditation practice. In Tibetan Buddhism, developing a consistent and sustained meditation practice is the first step toward discerning the true nature of reality as taught by the Buddha. Lama Dudjom Dorjee encapsulates the Buddha's teaching in terms that are accessible and encouraging for beginning meditators, covering topics from establishing a proper meditation posture to realizing the luminous and spacious qualities of the mind. Chapters discuss •The life of the Buddha •The first turning of the wheel of dharma •The four noble truths and the eightfold path •Proper meditation posture •The nine stages of shamatha, or resting the mind •Common obstacles to shamatha and their antidotes •Benefits of developing shamatha •The subsequent stages of practice, including insight/vipashyana meditation and mahamudra

Masters of Meditation and Miracles

Masters of Meditation and Miracles PDF Author: Tulku Thondup
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1570625093
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 0
Book Description
Masters of Meditation and Miracles presents colorful biographies of thirty-five realized teachers whose lives were full of peace, enlightenment, and amazing miracles. They flourished in Tibet, the Roof of the World, in its golden days. These teachers belong to the Longchen Nyingthig lineage of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, a cycle of mystical teachings revealed by the great scholar and adept Jigme Lingpa. From the first master, Garap Dorje, to the present, each spiritual personality has his or her own distinctive role to play in this great lineage. In retelling their stories in his own words, the author has sought to bring out their inner feelings as well as their external activities: how they faced and healed physical pain, how they dealt with emotional turmoil, how they overcame spiritual or meditative illusions, and most important, what experiences they had when they awakened their own inner Buddha Mind and Buddha qualities. These biographies not only provide great sources of teachings on meditation, but will also kindle a spiritual flame in the hearts of readers.

The Bridge of Quiescence

The Bridge of Quiescence PDF Author: B. Alan Wallace
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
ISBN:
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 404
Book Description
Wallace (religious studies, U. of California-Santa Barbara) was a Tibetan Buddhist monk for 14 years in India and Switzerland. He combines the findings of western scientists and philosophers on the nature of consciousness, with those of Tibetan practitioners of meditation as a means of exploring consciousness directly. He includes an account of the founder Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) and an original translation with commentary of his presentation of techniques. The Dalai Lama contributes a short foreword. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR