ISBN 9781559394208,Stillness, Insight, and Emptiness

Stillness, Insight, and Emptiness

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ISBN 9781559394208

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9781559394208

ISBN-10 155939420X

Paper Back

Number of Pages 192 Pages
Language (English)

Religion & Culture

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