THE PATH TO BLISS A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO STAGES OF MEDITATION

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The Path To Bliss

Author : H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
ISBN : 1559399694
Genre : Religion
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Clear, eloquent, simple and profound, His Holiness' teachings are easily accessible to beginning practitioners, yet richly nourishing to those more advanced in practice.
Category: Religion

Mindfulness Bliss And Beyond

Author : Brahm
ISBN : 9780861719839
Genre : Religion
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Meditation: it's not just a way to relax, or to deal with life's problems. Done correctly, it can be a way to radically encounter bliss and to begin - and sustain - real transformation in ourselves. In Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond, self-described meditation junkie Ajahn Brahm shares his knowledge and experience of the jhanas - a core part of the Buddha's original meditation teaching. Never before has this material been approached in such an empowering way, by a teacher of such authority and popularity. Full of surprises, delightfully goofy humor, and entertaining stories that inspire, instruct, and illuminate, Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond will encourage those new to meditation, and give a shot in the arm to more experienced practitioners as well.
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Genuine Happiness

Author : B. Alan Wallace
ISBN : 047146984X
Genre : Religion
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Discover your personal path to bliss "This book will give anyone interested in the spectrum of core meditative practices stemming from the Buddhist tradition but in essence universal the deepest of perspectives on what is possible for us as human beings as well as excellent guidance in the essential, time-tested attitudes and practices for actualizing our innate capacity for wisdom, compassion, and well-being, right here and right now." —Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Coming to Our Senses and Full Catastrophe Living "In Genuine Happiness, Alan Wallace displays his rare talent in boiling down the complex to the clear and in guiding readers through a practical path to contentment. A gift for all moods and seasons." —Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ "This lucid and rich book offers brillant, wise, and accessible teachings on the essentials of four core meditation techniques that lead one to genuine joy and happiness. Alan Wallace's years of practice and teaching shine through every page, as with ease and great humanity, he brings to the reader the possibility of liberation." —Joan Halifax Roshi, abbot of Upaya Zen Center "Genuine Happiness is a treasure chest of wisdom: clear, inspiring teaching jewels. It is an excellent support for any student of meditation." —Sharon Salzberg, author of Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience In today's overstimulated world, many are realizing that happiness gained through material wealth and frivolous conquests is short-lived. To achieve long-term happiness, you must access your own bountiful resources—housed in your heart and mind. In Genuine Happiness, longtime Buddhist practitioner Alan Wallace shows you the path to bliss. Drawing on more than three decades of study under His Holiness the Dalai Lama and sixty other teachers, as well as 2,500 years of Buddhist tradition, Alan Wallace guides you step by step through five simple yet powerful meditations to help you focus your mind and open your heart to true happiness. Featuring a Foreword by the Dalai Lama, this book will help you discover that it is possible to experience genuine happiness every day. As you incorporate the meditations from Genuine Happiness into your life, you will discover that the joy you've sought has always been only a few meditative minutes away.
Category: Religion

Our Pristine Mind

Author : Orgyen Chowang
ISBN : 9780834840096
Genre : Self-Help
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The true nature of our mind is brilliant, clear, and joyful. But we don’t experience this reality amid the swirl of stresses, thoughts, and emotions of day-to-day life. Our Pristine Mind is a practical guide to uncovering our naturally comfortable state of mind and reconnecting with the unconditional happiness that is already within us. Using straightforward, accessible language, Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche leads us through the path of Pristine Mind meditation, a practice from the profound teachings known as Dzogchen. This book presents the entire journey of meditation, from the very beginning all the way to the complete happiness of enlightenment. It is a realistic, natural process that can be practiced and experienced by anyone.
Category: Self-Help

A Spacious Path To Freedom

Author : Karma Chagme
ISBN : 1559398035
Genre : Religion
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This manual of Tibetan meditation simply and thoroughly presents the profound Dzogchen and Mahamudra systems of practice.
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Innovative Buddhist Women

Author : Karma Lekshe Tsomo
ISBN : 9781136114182
Genre : Social Science
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Combines the voices of scholars and practitioners in analysing Buddhist women's history. 26 articles document the lives of women who have set in motion changes within Buddhist societies, with analyses of issues such as gender, ethnicity, authority, and class that affect the lives of women in traditional Buddhist cultures and, increasingly, the west.
Category: Social Science

Meditative States In Tibetan Buddhism

Author : Lati Rinbochay
ISBN : UVA:X030116643
Genre : Religion
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Here is a detailed description of meditative practices for developing a calm mind that is alert, powerful, and capable of gaining insight into reality. Leah Zhler skillfully presents the teachings of two great Tibetan masters, Lati Rinbochay and Denma Locho Rinbochay, who explain the preliminary process of freeing the mind from habitual patterns, and then carry the reader through the upper reaches of the four concentrations and the four formless meditative absorptions.
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The Easy Path

Author : Gyumed Khensur Lobsang Jampa
ISBN : 9781614290988
Genre : Religion
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The First Panchen Lama's Easy Path (de lam), written nearly four hundred years ago, is like a chest of jewels that has, until now, been locked to English speakers. This translation, with Gyumed Khensur Lobsang Jampa's commentary, unlocks that chest and holds each jewel up to the sunlight to reveal its great beauty and value. A number of books in the past have explained how to meditate on the stages of the path, but Geshe Lobsang Jampa's volume is unique in showing the reader how to integrate visualizations from highest yoga tantra, guru yoga, and the instructions of the oral tradition within the contemplations of every single stage. From the initial meditations on the precariousness and immense value of human existence, through the contemplations of how we perpetuate the cycle of suffering, to the highest teachings on the practice of universal compassion and the empty nature of phenomena, The Easy Path leads practitioners step by step through the journey to enlightenment.
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Focused And Fearless

Author : Shaila Catherine
ISBN : 9781458783646
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Now ordinary meditators (and non-meditators) can understand how to attain non-ordinary states with relative ease. Blended with contemporary examples, pragmatic exercises, and ''how to'' instructions that anyone can try, Focused and Fearless provides a wealth of tools to cultivate non-distracted attention in daily life and on retreat. Shaila Catherine has a friendly, wise approach to the meditative states (jhanas) that lead to liberating insight. Focused and Fearless is about much more than merely meditation or concentration. It offers a complete path towards bliss, fearlessness, and true awakening.
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Stages Of Meditation

Author : Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
ISBN : 9781559391979
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The most extensive book yet written by the Dalai Lama on the subject of meditation summarizes the Mahayana tradition of meditation and inspires readers to begin practicing it as soon as possible. Original.
Category: Religion