The Tibetan Book Of Meditation

Author : Lama Christie McNally
ISBN : 9780385530538
Genre : Religion
File Size : 68.60 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 410
Read : 1019

Meditation helps us relax, sharpens our minds, and increases our creativity. In The Tibetan Book of Meditation, Lama Christie McNally demonstrates that meditation also provides a much greater gift. It awakens our innate potential to shape our reality, to make moments of joy last forever, and to bring us the peace and contentment that we all ultimately seek. Written in an instructional yet intimate style, the author guides readers through a progression of meditations, from the simple concept of compassion to the transformative concept of emptiness. Teaching technique and content at the same time, this book is unique in its comprehensive approach and will find a special place in the hearts of novice and experienced meditators alike. Christie McNally, a renowned master teacher and lecturer who has studied with some of the greatest Indian, Tibetan, and western Buddhist masters, explains the central tenets of Buddhism and reveals how they apply to everyday life. Combining ancient wisdom and contemporary teachings, she leads readers along the path to a richer, fuller life through resonant examples and eye-opening insights. Her engaging tone and fresh approach to the art of meditation will appeal to followers of Pema Chödrön and to readers of Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. This down-to-earth guide to meditation brings the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism to a new generation.
Category: Religion

The Tibetan Book Of Meditation

Author : Lama Christie McNally
ISBN : 9780385518154
Genre : Religion
File Size : 73.38 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 179
Read : 1328

A co-founder of the Yoga Studies Institute guides readers through a series of meditations that explore such centric themes as compassion and emptiness, in a comprehensive primer that introduces key Buddhist tenets as they pertain to everyday life. Original.
Category: Religion

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

Author : Sogyal Rinpoche
ISBN : 9780061800344
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 79.15 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 311
Read : 1043

“A magnificent achievement. In its power to touch the heart, to awaken consciousness, [The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying] is an inestimable gift.” —San Francisco Chronicle A newly revised and updated edition of the internationally bestselling spiritual classic, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, written by Sogyal Rinpoche, is the ultimate introduction to Tibetan Buddhist wisdom. An enlightening, inspiring, and comforting manual for life and death that the New York Times calls, “The Tibetan equivalent of [Dante’s] The Divine Comedy,” this is the essential work that moved Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions, to proclaim, “I have encountered no book on the interplay of life and death that is more comprehensive, practical, and wise.”
Category: Self-Help

The Tibetan Book Of Healing

Author : Lopsang Rapgay
ISBN : 0910261407
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 49.86 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 711
Read : 673

Dr. Rapgay is one of the foremost Tibetan doctors in the world today. In this book he discusses the many helpful practices, including diet, herbs, and meditation, that contribute to self-healing and well-being.
Category: Health & Fitness

Living Dreaming Dying

Author : Rob Nairn
ISBN : 9781590301326
Genre : Religion
File Size : 75.84 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 919
Read : 388

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the best-known Tibetan Buddhist texts. It is also one of the most difficult texts for Westerners to understand. In Living, Dreaming, Dying, Rob Nairn presents the first interpretation of this classic text using a modern Western perspective, avoiding arcane religious terminology, keeping his explanations grounded in everyday language. Nairn explores the concepts used in this highly revered work and brings out their meaning and significance for our daily life. He shows readers how the Tibetan Book of the Dead can help us understand life and self as well as the dying process. Living, Dreaming, Dying helps readers to "live deliberately"--and confront death deliberately. One thing that prevents us from doing that, according to Nairn, is our tendency to react fearfully whenever change occurs. But if we confront our fear of change and the unknown, we can learn to flow gracefully with the unfolding circumstances of life rather than be at their mercy. Of course, change occurs throughout our life, but a period of transition also occurs as we pass from the waking state into sleep, and likewise as we pass into death. Therefore the author's teachings apply equally to living as well as to dreaming and dying. Through meditation instructions and practical exercises, the author explains how to: * Explore the mind through the cultivation of deep meditation states and expanded consciousness * Develop awareness of negative tendencies * Use deep sleep states and lucid dreaming to increase self-understanding as well as to "train" oneself in how to die so that one is prepared for when the time comes * Confront and liberate oneself from fear of death and the unknown
Category: Religion

The Tibetan Book Of The Dead

Author : Robert Thurman
ISBN : 0307784029
Genre : Religion
File Size : 26.87 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 273
Read : 405

The most accessible and informative version of the Buddhist classic available in English, with instruction in meditation, illuminating commentary, and guidance in the practical use of the prayers The so-called “Tibetan Book of the Dead” has been renowned for centuries as a cornerstone of Buddhist wisdom and religious thought. More recently, it has become highly influential in the Western world for its psychological insights into the processes of death and dying—and what they can teach us about the ways we live our lives. It has also been found to be helpful in the grieving process by people who have recently lost their loved ones. Composed in the eighth century C.E., it is intended to prepare the soul for the trials and transformations of the afterworld. Its profound message is that the art of dying is as important as the art of living. Drawing on Tibetan spiritual traditions, it shows us the workings of the mind in its various manifestations—terrifying and comforting, wrathful and beautiful—which appear more clearly after death in the consciousness of the deceased. By recognizing these manifestations, we can attain a state of enlightenment, both in this existence and in the existence to come. This authoritative translation preserves the form and spirit of the original and was prepared especially for Western readers by Robert A. F. Thurman, one of the most prominent Tibetan scholars in America and a close associate of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s.
Category: Religion

Meditation On Emptiness

Author : Jeffrey Hopkins
ISBN : 9780861717057
Genre : Religion
File Size : 80.94 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 713
Read : 356

In this major work, Jeffrey Hopkins, on e of the world's foremost scholar-practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism, offers a clear exposition of the Prasangika-Madhyamaka view of emptiness as presented in the Ge-luk-ba tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. In bringing this remarkable and complex philosophy to life, he describes the meditational practices by which emptiness can be realized and shows throughout that, far from being merely abstract, these teachings can be vivid and utterly practical. Presented in six parts, this book is indispensable for those wishing to delve deeply into Buddhist thought.
Category: Religion

Running With The Mind Of Meditation

Author : Sakyong Mipham
ISBN : 9780307888181
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 86.83 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 160
Read : 938

A unique fitness program from a highly respected spiritual leader that blends physical and spiritual practice for everyone - regardless of age, spiritual background, or ability - to great benefits for both body and soul. As a Tibetan lama and leader of Shambhala (an international community of 165 meditation centers), Sakyong Mipham has found physical activity to be essential for spiritual well-being. He's been trained in horsemanship and martial arts but has a special love for running. Here he incorporates his spiritual practice with running, presenting basic meditation instruction and fundamental principles he has developed. Even though both activities can be complicated, the lessons here are simple and designed to show how the melding of internal practice with physical movement can be used by anyone - regardless of age, spiritual background, or ability - to benefit body and soul. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Growing In Love And Wisdom

Author : Susan J. Stabile
ISBN : 9780199862627
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 50.93 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 349
Read : 689

Susan Stabile, well-versed in both Tibetan Buddhist and Christian meditation techniques, demonstrates how Buddhist meditation practices can be fruitfully adapted to a Christian context.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit