Meditation Manuals

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Meditation Manuals

Post by 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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Stages of Meditation by Kamalashila, with DL commentary - http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchR ... &x=76&y=14" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Meditation Manuals

Post by practitioner » Wed May 09, 2012 6:00 pm

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

Really a "must have" teaching.
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Re: Meditation Manuals

Post by 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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Meditation Manuals

Post by 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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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