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Meditation Manuals

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Wed May 09, 2012 5:39 pm

There may be hundreds of these, which along with a good knowing advisor, provide a solid basis for practice. This thread will highlight some of the best of these traditional manuals.

Essentials of Buddhist Meditation by Zhiyi - http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchR ... &x=51&y=11

Stages of Meditation by Kamalashila, with DL commentary - http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchR ... &x=76&y=14
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A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Meditation Manuals

Postby practitioner » Wed May 09, 2012 6:00 pm

Foundation of Buddhist Meditation by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche http://www.namsebangdzo.com/Foundation_of_Buddhist_Meditation_p/5361.htm

Really a "must have" teaching.
One should do nothing other than benefit sentient beings either directly or indirectly - Shantideva

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Re: Meditation Manuals

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Wed May 09, 2012 6:35 pm

Among the many Lam Rim guides this is one of the best: http://www.namsebangdzo.com/Essence_of_ ... p/5326.htm
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Meditation Manuals

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Thu May 10, 2012 2:27 pm

A companion volume to Zhiyi's Essentials - on breath meditation: http://www.kalavinka.org/kp_book_pages/ ... k_page.htm
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25


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