The Meditation Handbook : A Step-by-Step Manual for Buddhist Meditation
These CDs present twenty-one easy to follow step-by-step meditations, with a clear, practical explanation of what meditation is and how to meditate.
- 01 Jul 2003
- Tharpa Publications
- Ulverston, United Kingdom
- Abridged edition
Table of contents
CD1 01 Preface 02 Part One, Foundations and Preliminaries, What is Meditation? 03 The Objects of Meditation 04 Developing the Wish to Meditate 05 The Purpose of Meditation 06 Background Knowledge Required for Meditation 07 How to Meditate 08 The Preparatory Practices 09 Part Two, Initial Scope, Meditation One: Relying upon a Spiritual Guide 10 Meditation Two: Our Precious Human Life 11 Meditation Three: Death and Impermanence 12 Meditation Four: The Danger of Lower Rebirth 13 Meditation Five: Refuge Practice 14. Meditation Six: Actions and their Effects CD2 01 Intermediate Scope 02 Meditation Seven: Developing Renunciation for Samsara 03 Birth 04 Ageing 05 Sickness 06 Death 07 Having to part with what we like 08 Having to encounter what we do not like 09 Failing to satisfy our desires 10 Meditation on seven types of suffering 11 Great Scope 12 Meditation Eight: Developing Equanimity 13 Meditation Nine: Recognizing that All Living Beings are Our Mothers 14 Meditation Ten: Remembering the Kindness of All Living Beings 15 Meditation Eleven: Equalizing Self and Others 16 Meditation Twelve: The Disadvantages of Self-cherishing 17 Meditation Thirteen: The Advantages of Cherishing Others 18 Meditation Fourteen: Exchanging Self with Others 19 Meditation Fifteen: Great Compassion 20 Meditation Sixteen: Taking 21 Meditation Seventeen: Wishing Love 22 Meditation Eighteen: Giving 23 Meditation Nineteen: Bodhichitta 24 Meditation Twenty: Tranquil Abiding CD3 01 Meditation Twenty-one: Superior Seeing 02 First contemplation 03 Second contemplation 04 Conclusion 05 Appendix
"One can instantly sense its value ... the book shines." The New Humanity "An excellent introductory guide to meditation for those who wish to start practising." World Religions in Education
About Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was born in Tibet and is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Resident in the West since 1977, he is the author of a series of highly acclaimed books that transmit perfectly the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has also founded many Buddhist Centres throughout the world.