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Stages of Meditation by The Dalai Lama

Title Stages of Meditation
Author The Dalai Lama
Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release 2019-02-19
Category Religion
Total Pages 160
ISBN 1611806828
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

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.

Stages Of Meditation by Dalai Lama

Title Stages Of Meditation
Author Dalai Lama
Publisher Random House
Release 2011-09-30
Category Religion
Total Pages 176
ISBN 1446497941
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Stages of Meditation, His Holiness offers his highly practical views on the subject of meditation: how to meditate, the various different procedures and approaches we can take, what we and others may gain from it. He explains how we can develop a spiritual path in a proper sequence rather than in a scattered, piecemeal fashion. He also shows the importance of building up both method and wisdom, as well as cultivating compassion and 'special insight' as we train our minds. This impressive and stimulating book will not only bring the Dalai Lama - one of the world's most popular and pragmatic spiritual leaders - to a huge new audience but, because so many people round the globe are now practising meditation, from a basis of religious faith or none, this is a work which will doubtless be in print for many years to come.

The Stages of A khrid Meditation by Bru-sgom Rgyal-ba-gʹyung-drung

Title The Stages of A khrid Meditation
Author Bru-sgom Rgyal-ba-gʹyung-drung
Publisher
Release 1996
Category Bon (Tibetan religion)
Total Pages 108
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment Volume 3
Author Tsong-Kha-Pa
Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release 2014-12-09
Category Religion
Total Pages 448
ISBN 1559394447
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The third volume of the 15th-century spiritual classic that condenses Buddhist teachings into one easy-to-follow meditation manual The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Tib. Lam rim chen mo) is one of the brightest jewels in the world’s treasury of sacred literature. The author, Tsong-kha-pa, completed it in 1402, and it soon became one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Because it condenses all the exoteric sūtra scriptures into a meditation manual that is easy to understand, scholars and practitioners rely on its authoritative presentation as a gateway that leads to a full understanding of the Buddha’s teachings. Tsong-kha-pa took great pains to base his insights on classical Indian Buddhist literature, illustrating his points with classical citations as well as with sayings of the masters of the earlier Kadampa tradition. In this way the text demonstrates clearly how Tibetan Buddhism carefully preserved and developed the Indian Buddhist traditions. This first of three volumes covers all the practices that are prerequisite for developing the spirit of enlightenment (bodhicitta).

Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness by Rinpoche Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso

Title Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness
Author Rinpoche Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso
Publisher
Release 2001
Category Buddhist philosophy
Total Pages 108
ISBN
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The Psychology of Meditation by Michael A. West

Title The Psychology of Meditation
Author Michael A. West
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2016-01-28
Category Psychology
Total Pages 368
ISBN 0191002771
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the past 20 years meditation has grown enormously in popularity across the world, practised both by the general public, as well as by an increasing number of psychologists within their daily clinical practice. Meditation is now used to treat a range of disorders, including, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, chronic pain, and addiction. In the past twenty years we have also learned much more about the underlying neural bases for meditation, and why it works. The Psychology of Meditation: Research and Practice explores the practice of meditation and mindfulness and presents accounts of the cognitive and emotional processes elicited during meditation practice. Written by researchers and practitioners with considerable experience in meditation practice and from different religious or philosophical perspectives, he book examines the evidence for the effects of meditation on emotional and physical well-being in therapeutic contexts and in applied settings. The areas covered include addictions, pain management, psychotherapy, physical health, neuroscience, and the application of meditation in school and workplace settings. Uniquely, the contributors also present accounts of their own personal experience of meditation practice including their history of practice, phenomenology, and the impact it has had on their lives. Drawing on evidence from both research and practice, this is a valuable synthesis of the ways in which meditation can profoundly enrich human experience.

The Healing Power of Meditation by Gabriel S. Weiss, M.D.

Title The Healing Power of Meditation
Author Gabriel S. Weiss, M.D.
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
Release 2009-04-29
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 516
ISBN 1442977361
Language English, Spanish, and French
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You have an amazing capacity for self-healing. This book explains how to unlock that self-healing power by practicing meditation for a few minutes a day. This simple but deep practice can be used, for example, to reduce the adverse health consequences of stress, to treat chronic pain syndromes, or to diminish the need for medication to treat high blood pressure.

Title Study And Practice Of Meditation
Author Leah Zahler
Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release 2009-06-16
Category Religion
Total Pages 528
ISBN 1559393254
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Study and Practice of Meditation gives a vivid and detailed account of the meditative practices necessary to develop a calm, alert mind that is capable of penetrating the depths of reality. The Buddhist meditative states known as the concentrations and formless absorptions are best known in the West from Theravada scriptures and from Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Manifest Knowledge. In this book the reader is exposed to Tibetan Buddhist views on the mental states attained through meditation as described by three contemporary Tibetan lamas. The book discusses the ways in which certain meditative states act as bases of the spiritual path as well as the nature of meditative calm and the prerequisites for cultivating and attaining it. In addition to reviewing and translating Tibetan sources, the author considers their major Indian antecedents and draws comparisons with Theravadin presentations.

A Woman s Book of Meditation by Hari Kaur Khalsa

Title A Woman s Book of Meditation
Author Hari Kaur Khalsa
Publisher Penguin
Release 2006-09-07
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781583332535
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Internationally renowned meditation teacher Hari Kaur Khalsa knows well the whirlwind stresses and strains placed on women today. Through the secrets of ancient Kundalini chanting and meditation techniques, women will find peace amid all the chaos, develop their creativity, and hone their inner wisdom. To introduce the newcomer to meditation, Hari Kaur helps the reader, step by step, to create a space in which to meditate, to become familiar and comfortable with different postures, to breathe deeply and effectively, and to clear the mind. Plainly organized into sections uniquely tailored to a woman's changing physical and emotional needs, Hari Kaur teaches how to: - alleviate frustration, ward off moodiness, and become calm - ease life transitions, accept change, and encourage personal creativity - fully realize the potentials of pregnancy and motherhood; and much more In addition, Hari Kaur discusses seven steps to achieve happiness and how to use meditation to build a spiritual identity. Her meditations are presented in the original Sikh as well as in English translation. And the easy-to-reference format will keep the reader returning again and again as she grows through meditation and in her daily life.

Asian Traditions of Meditation by Halvor Eifring

Title Asian Traditions of Meditation
Author Halvor Eifring
Publisher University of Hawaii Press
Release 2016-10-31
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 272
ISBN 082485568X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Meditation has flourished in different parts of the world ever since the foundations of the great civilizations were laid. It played a vital role in the formation of Asian cultures that trace much of their heritage to ancient India and China. This volume brings together for the first time studies of the major traditions of Asian meditation as well as material on scientific approaches to meditation. It delves deeply into the individual traditions while viewing each of them from a global perspective, examining both historical and generic connections between meditative practices from numerous historical periods and different parts of the Eurasian continent. It seeks to identify the cultural and historical peculiarities of Asian schools of meditation while recognizing basic features of meditative practice across cultures, thereby taking the first step toward a framework for the comparative study of meditation. The book, accessibly written by scholars from several fields, opens with chapters that discuss the definition and classification of meditation. These are followed by contributions on Yoga and Tantra, which are often subsumed under the broad label of Hinduism; Jainism and Sikhism, Indian traditions not usually associated with meditation; Buddhist approaches found in Southeast Asia, Tibet, and China; and the indigenous Chinese traditions, Daoism and Neo-Confucianism. The final chapter explores recent scientific interest in meditation, which, despite its Western orientation, remains almost exclusively concerned with practices of Asian origin. Until a few years ago a major obstacle to the study of specific meditation practices within the traditions explored here was a widespread scholarly orientation that prioritized doctrinal issues and sociocultural contexts over actual practice. The contributors seek to counter this bias and supplement concerns over doctrine and context with the historical study of meditative practice. Asian Traditions of Meditation will appeal broadly to readers interested in meditation, mindfulness, and spirituality and those in the emerging field of contemplative education, as well as students and scholars of Asian and religious studies.