MEDITIATIVE STATES IN TIBETAN BUDDHISM by Lati Rinbochay
Meditative States gives a vivid and detailed account of the meditative practices necessary to develop a calm, alert mind that is capable of penetrating the depths of reality.
In this precise and lucid work, two prominent modern Tibetan lamas-Lati Rinbochay and Denma Locho Rinbochay-present comprehensive explanations of the mental states attained through meditation.
Discussing step-by-step the practice of meditation itself, they provide us with practical antidotes to the various obstacles that may arise in meditation. At the same time, they intersperse their presentations with captivating descriptions of the sometimes fantastic, sometimes astonishing cosmology that provides the background and context for Buddhist practice. Their erudite and experienced expositions are enlivened as well by their compassion and humor, so typical of the Tibetan scholastic and yogic traditions.
WAKE UP TO YOUR LIFE: Discovering the Buddhist Path of Attention by Ken McLeod
Ken's book is a systematic curriculum to Tibetan Buddhism. His insight, clear instructions and entertaining stories make this a manual for a lifetime of spiritual work. In addition to covering the variety of topics of any thorough Buddhist manual, he breaks new ground frequently. For example, he delineates the differences and synergies between mindfulness, awareness, and attention. He also clarifies the important distinctions between the purpose, methods, effects, and results of meditation practice--he packs the book with tools to help with many aspects of meditation practice. The relationship of the six realms and our negative emotions is explained and how understanding the five elements and dakinis can transform the energies of our reactivity.
Who Is My Self: A Guide to Buddhist Meditation by Ayya Khema
In this beautifully crafted guide to one of the Buddha's most famous teachings, Ayya Khema leads you, as the Buddha led his disciple Potthapada, through progressively higher levels of understanding and realization of the true nature of the "self."
WHEN THE IRON EAGLE FLIES: Buddhism for the West by Ayya Khema
When the Iron Eagle Flies is a complete meditation course from one of the West's most beloved Buddhist teachers. In her usual direct style, Ayya Khema points us toward the middle path, path of simplicity. Her teachings unfold simply, free of jargon, and are ideal for a contemporary world where our fevered pursuit of pleasure and comfort leaves us "like children playing in a house on fire, refusing to let go of our toys.
JORCHO: The Six Preparatory Practices trans. by Lobsang Ganchenpa & Ani Karma Lekshe Tsomo
Here are the practices of preparing your altar, posture, motivation, visualizing the merit field, offering the seven-limb puja, etc. important for conducting a meditation session. It outlines the organization of a Buddhist practitioner's daily meditation session, including visualization, verses of praise and a convenient condensation of "The Graded Path (Lam-rim) Contempalations." All the major points of The Graded Path meditation, including bodhicitta and right view, are touched upon.
It is appropriate to students of all schools and at all levels of practice.
THE PRACTICE OF TIBETAN MEDITATION: Exercises, Visualizations, and Mantras for Health and Well-being by Lama Dagsay Tulku Rinpoche
This is a comprehensive handbook to Tibetan meditation that contains more than 30 meditation exercises and accompanying mantras for both the beginner and more advanced practitioner. There is a CD of mantras to accompany each meditation. Lama Dagsay Tulku incorporates Tibetan breath work, massage techniques, and physical exercises into this program.
TIBETAN MEDITATION: Practical Teachings and Step-by-Step Exercises on How to Live in Harmony, Peace, and Happiness by Tarthang Tulku
Beautifully designed for people of any background or belief system, this user-friendly book conveys the philosophy and practice of Tibetan meditation, breathing exercises, and relaxation postures in easy-to-follow language enhanced by many color photos and illustrations.
LEAP LIKE A TIGER, WALK LIKE A TORTOISE by Jampa Thaye
A simple, accessible survey of the path of meditation, with answers to questions such as: How do I know if I'm meditating properly? Do I need a teacher? and so forth. Written by a Westerner for Westerners.
ARYASURA'S ASPIRATION AND MEDITATION ON COMPASSION by Aryasura
The first work is a translation of an ancient Sanskrit prayer, no longer extant in that language, composed in the Ist century A. D. by one of the most renowned Mahayana Indian poet, Aryashura. It is supplemented by a rare commentary by the second Dalai Lama, Gendun Gyatso. The second section by His Holiness the present Dalai Lama includes a reprint of "The Inseparability of the Spiritual Master and Avalokitesheara" and a translation of an inspiring discourse on the generation of compassion and bodhicitta-the essential practices of Mahayana Buddhism.