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Absorption: Human Nature and Buddhist Liberation <br> By: Johannes Bronkhurst
Absorption: Human Nature and Buddhist Liberation
By: Johannes Bronkhurst
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This book argues for the central role played by absorption in the functioning of the human mind. The importance of absorption makes itself felt in different ways; the two studies combined in this book concentrate on two of them. The first study, The Symbolic Mind, argues that, largely as a result of language acquisition, humans have two levels of cognition, which in normal circumstances are simultaneously active. Absorption is a (or the) means to circumvent some, perhaps all, of the associations that characterize one of these two levels of cognition, resulting in what is sometimes referred to as mystical experience, but which is not confined to mysticism and plays a role in various "religious" phenomena, and elsewhere. In the second study, The Psychology of the Buddha, Prof. Bronkhorst provides a theoretical context for the observation that absorption is a source of pleasure, grapples with Freud, and illustrates his observations through translations of ancient Buddhist texts from the Pali and Sanskrit languages along with his psychological commentary.
Activating Bodhichitta &  Meditation on Compassion
Activating Bodhichitta and a Meditation on Compassion
By: Dalai Lama XIV
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There is no more powerful mind than bodhicitta. There is no more joyous mind than bodhicitta. For the accomplishment of one's own ultimate purpose, the awakening mind is supreme, and to accomplish the purpose of all other living beings there is nothing superior to bodhicitta. The awakening mind is the unsurpassable way to collect merit. To purify obstacles bodhicitta is supreme. For protection from interferences bodhicitta is supreme. It is the unique, all-encompassing method. Every kind of ordinary and supra-mundane power can be accomplished through bodhicitta. Thus, it is absolutely precious.
Even though we personally may find difficulty in immediate and thorough generation of such a mind, we should at least direct our thoughts towards it. To train our mind in such an ultimately altruistic manner from the very beginning of our practice of Dharma is vitally important.

Art of Meditation; the Breath
By: Vessantara
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The breath: always with us, necessary to our very existence, but often unnoticed. Yet giving it attention can transform our life. The mindfulness of breathing meditation has been practiced in the Buddhist tradition for 2500 years and is also found in other contexts, such as yoga and, in recent times, stress and pain management.
Aryasura's Aspiration and Meditation on Compassion
Aryasura's Aspiration and Meditation on Compassion
By: Aryasura
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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 Avalokiteshvara" and a translation of an inspiring discourse on the generation of compassion and bodhicitta-the essential practices of Mahayana Buddhism.
Attention Revolution, Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind
By: Alan Wallace
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Meditation offers, in addition to its many other benefits, a method for achieving previously inconceivable levels of concentration. Author B. Alan Wallace has nearly thirty years' practice in attention-enhancing meditation, including a retreat he performed under the guidance of the Dalai Lama. An active participant in the much-publicized dialogues between Buddhists and scientists, Alan is uniquely qualified to speak intelligently to both camps, and The Attention Revolution is the definitive presentation of his knowledge.
Awakening the Kind Heart: How to Meditate on Compassion
Awakening the Kind Heart: How to Meditate on Compassion
Kathleen MacDonald
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Kathleen McDonald introduces two powerful methods for awakening the kind heart in us all. The first is the practice of the four immeasurable thoughts -- love, compassion, joy, and equanimity. The second method is thought transformation, a beautiful practice based on a short, eight-verse text that is an exemplary guide to living compassionately.
Baby Buddhas, A Guide for Teaching Meditation to Children
By: Lisa Desmond
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Balancing the Mind
Balancing the Mind, A Tibetan Approach to Refining Attention
By: Alan Wallace
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For centuries Tibetan Buddhist contemplatives have directly explored consciousness through carefully honed rigorous techniques of meditation. B. Allan Wallace explains the methods and experiences of Tibetan practitioners and compares these with investigations of consciousness by Western scientists and philosophers. Balancing the Mind includes a translation of the classic discussion by fifteenth-century Tibetan contemplative Tsongkhapa of methods for developing exceptionally high degrees of attentional stability and clarity.

Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation
Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation
By: Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith
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Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith combine clear explanations of the Buddha's teachings on freedom and happiness with their personal stories highlighting some of the challenges and insights of practice. The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation offers advice about going on retreat and help in choosing a teacher and a sangha (practice community), as well as suggestions for further reading and information on various Insight Meditation or Vipassana centers and resources. Here is an enormously practical book that covers every aspect of the teachings a beginner needs to get started.

Beginner's Guide to Meditation: Practical Advice and Inspiration from Contemporary Buddhist Teachers
Beginner's Guide to Meditation: Practical Advice and Inspiration from Contemporary Buddhist Teachers
By: Rod Meade Sperry (Editor)
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As countless meditators have learned firsthand, meditation practice can positively transform the way we see and experience our lives. This practical, accessible guide to the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation introduces you to the practice, explains how it is approached in the main schools of Buddhism, and offers advice and inspiration from Buddhisms most renowned and effective meditation teachers, including Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Sharon Salzberg, Norman Fischer, Ajahn Chah, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, Sylvia Boorstein, Noah Levine, Matthieu Ricard, Judy Lief, and many others.
Beginning Mindfulness; Learning the Way of Awareness
By: Weiss, Andrew
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Knowing that most people do not stop their lives to engage in spiritual practice, Buddhist teacher Andrew Weiss has always taught the direct application of practice to daily life. While also teaching sitting and walking meditation, he emphasizes mindfulness -- the practice of seeing every action as an opportunity to awaken meditative inquiry. Over the years, Andrew has honed his teachings into an effective ten-week course with progressive steps and home-play assignments.
Bridge of Quiescence
By: Wallace, B. Allen
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For centuries, Tibetan Buddhist contemplatives have directly explored consciousness through carefully honed, rigorous techniques of meditation.
Professor Wallace explains the methods and experiences of those Tibetan practitioners and compares these with investigations of consciousness by Western scientists and philosophers. "
Buddha, The Body, and The Reason Why, Why Meditate?
By: Robert Leshin & Joanna Falco
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In a worldwide journey that ended in India, Robert Leshin began his study of the Buddha's teachings. Though his use of Vipassana meditation, Leshin learned the secrets to the body's inner language. Giving examples drawn from his own life experiences, he offers the reader an opportunity for inner peace that begins with his approach to self-awareness. He calls it "Body Talk".
Buddhist Meditation
By: Edward Conze
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Meditational practices constitute the very core of Buddhist approach to life, meditation is the heartbeat of the religion. The ultimate aim of Buddhist meditation is Enlightenment, or the state of Nirvana. The Nirvana leads to detachment of soul from the body, making it imperceptible to worldly pains and pleasures, and bringing in a sense of selflessness.
Buddhist Meditation An Anthology of Texts from the Pali Canon
By: Sarah Shaw
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Meditative practice lies at the heart of the Buddhist tradition. This introductory anthology gives a representative sample of the various kinds of meditations described in the earliest body of Buddhist scripture, the Pali canon. It provides a broad introduction to their traditional context and practice and supplies explanation, context and doctrinal background to the subject of meditation. The main themes of the book are the diversity and flexibility of the way that the Buddha teaches meditation from the evidence of the canon. Covering fundamental features of Buddhist practice such as posture, lay meditation, and meditative technique and providing comments both from the principal early commentators on Buddhist practice, Upatissa and Buddhaghosa, and from reputable modern meditation teachers in a number of Theravadin traditions, this is the first book on Pali Buddhism which introduces the reader to the wide range of the canon. It should be of interest to students and scholars of Buddhism as well as Buddhist practitioners.
Buddhist Meditation: An Anthology of Texts from the Pali Canon (Paperback)
By: Sarah Shaw
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Meditative practice lies at the heart of the Buddhist tradition. This introductory anthology gives a representative sample of the various kinds of meditations described in the earliest body of Buddhist scripture, the Pali canon. It provides a broad introduction to their traditional context and practice and supplies explanation, context and doctrinal background to the subject of meditation. The main themes of the book are the diversity and flexibility of the way that the Buddha teaches meditation from the evidence of the canon. Covering fundamental features of Buddhist practice such as posture, lay meditation, and meditative technique and providing comments both from the principal early commentators on Buddhist practice, Upatissa and Buddhaghosa, and from reputable modern meditation teachers in a number of Theravadin traditions, this is the first book on Pali Buddhism which introduces the reader to the wide range of the canon. It should be of interest to students and scholars of Buddhism as well as Buddhist practitioners.
Calm Abiding and Special Insight
Calm Abiding and Special Insight
By: Lodro, Gedun Geshe
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Calm Abiding and Special Insight presents an intimate and detailed picture of the intricacies of meditation so vividly that the reader is drawn into a Tibetan world-view of spiritual development. Geshe Gedun Lodro, one of the foremost scholars of Tibet, reveals methods for overcoming afflictive states and disorders to create a mind which is stable, calm and alertly clear. This book illustrates the mind's potential for profound transformation.


Calm and Clear by Mipham
Calm and Clear
By: Lama Mipham, Tarthang Tulku
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In search for the nature of reality, "The Wheel of Analytic Meditation" employs a traditional Buddhist analysis of the body and mind to dissolve conditioned concepts and unexamined assumptions which inhibit deep understanding. "Instructions on Vision in the Middle Way" is a continuation text which is intended to lead the serious student step-by-step in the practice of meditation.

Calming the Mind
Calming the Mind: Tibetan Buddhist Teaching on Cultivating Meditative Quiescence
By: Lamrinpa, Gen
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In 1988, Gen Lamrimpa, a Tibetan monk and contemplative, led a one-year retreat in the Pacific Northwest, during which a group of Western meditators devoted themselves to the practice of meditative quiescence (samatha). This book is a record of the oral teachings he gave to this group at the outset of the retreat. The teachings are brought to life by Gen Lamrimpa's warmth, humor, and extensive personal experience as a contemplative recluse. An invaluable, practical guide for those seeking to develop greater attentional stability and clarity, this work will be of considerable interest to meditators, psychologists, and all others who are concerned with the potentials of the human mind.
Chandrakirti's Sevenfold Reasoning: Meditation on the Selflessness of Persons
By: Chandrakirti, Wilson, Joe
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Meditation on the Selflessness of Persons
This explanation of Chandrakirti's presentation of the Sevenfold Reasoning is based on that found in the-Clear Exposition of the Presentation of Tenets, a Beautiful Ornament for the Meru of the Subduer's Teaching composed by Jang-kya. In this small volume, Joe Wilson includes an explanation of the context of the Sevenfold Reasoning in Buddhist philosophy as a whole.
Commit to Sit: Tools for Cultivating a Meditation Practice from the Pages of Tricycle
Commit to Sit: Tools for Cultivating a Meditation Practice from the Pages of Tricycle
By: Joan Duncan Oliver (Editor)
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From the pages of Tricycle, the country's most widely read Buddhist magazine, comes Commit to Sit, an introduction to the art of meditation. In recent years, interest in meditation has grown to include not only those on a spiritual search, but also those who are simply working toward a healthy and meaningful life.
Cultivating a Daily Meditation
By: Dalai Lama XIV
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During April 1985 and then again in October 1986 His Holiness the Dalai Lama delivered a series of discourses-on Buddhist view meditation and action. The discourses and ensuing discussions were recorded at the time, and later prepared into an edited text of the encounter the result of which is this book. In his discourses His Holiness touches upon all the essential points of the Buddhadharma, and provides a clear and simple method to cultivate a daily practice of meditation.
Dawning of Clear Light: A Western Approach to Tibetan Dark Retreat Meditation
By: Lowenthal, Martin
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Retreats in darkness have been used by all the great spiritual traditions for thousands of years as a method for tapping deep clarity, accessing sacred wisdom, connecting with the Divine, and training to transform the mind/body system into a manifestation of wisdom. In dark retreat, the practitioner lives in complete darkness - eating, sleeping, meditating, and simply existing in a world without external light.
Traditionally, in Tibet, dark retreats were performed by monks as part of their training with the support of their monastery and their fellow monks.
Diamond Mind: The Psychology of Meditation
By: Nairn, Rob
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If meditation were easier, Rob Nairn writes, more people would hang in there and become enlightened. Rob's training in both Buddhism and psychology make especially well qualified to help us to do that. With clarity and humor, he helps us understand how we generate the clouds of anxiety, desire, and anger that obscure our inherent happiness. Eight specific practices and five question-and answer sessions illuminate the psychology of meditation- how our minds work when we meditate, and how we might release and dissolve the conditioning and unresolved issues that get in our way. This book is suitable as a course of study by individuals or groups, and includes a special appendix for group facilitators.-
Dzog Chen Meditation
By: Khamtrul Rinpoche
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The present book is an English translation of rdor sems thugs kyi sgrub pa'i khrid yig rab gsal snang wa. This is an explanation of the complete rdzogs chen meditation practice: being Lo chen Dharma - sri's guide through a Gter bdag gling pa treasure text, a text first taught by the second Buddha Padmasambhava to his inner circle of thirty extraordinary women with wisdom.
Engagements with the World
Engagements with the World: Emotions and Human Nature
By: Ron Leifer
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After fifty years of futile research on mind and behavior, trying to find their causes in the brain, without success, psychiatrists and psychologists are turning their attention to the emotions, also looking for their causes in the brain, also without success. The problem is that there is no generally accepted theory or paradigm for understanding the emotions.
Essence of Ambrosia, A Guide to Buddhist Contemplations
By: Taranatha, Willa Baker tr.
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Essence of Ambrosia is a guide to Buddhist meditation, composed by the prolific and eclectic Tibetan scholar and practitioner Taranatha (1575-1634). Following the lead of Atisha, Taranatha expounds a graduated approach (known as lam rim) to cognitive and meditative development designed to address the needs of three types of person: the person of lesser, average and greater capacity.

Essential Practice
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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The great Indian master Kamalashila's 'Stages of Meditation in the Middle Way School' opens the door of philosophy and practice to meditators at all levels. With brevity, it covers all the main topics one needs to know from developing compassion, through numerous methods of meditation, to the ultimate realization of full awakening.
Experience of Insight, A Simple & Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation
By: Joseph Goldstein
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Here is a modern classic of unusually clear, practical instruction for the practice of Buddhist meditation, how one relates with the breath, feelings, thoughts, sense perceptions, consciousness, and everyday activities. Basic Buddhist topics such as the nature of karma, the four noble truths, the factors of enlightenment, dependent origination, and devotion are discussed.
Experience of Samadhi: An In-depth Exploration of Buddhist Meditation
Experience of Samadhi: An In-depth Exploration of Buddhist Meditation
By: Richard Shankman
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his book offers an in-depth look at the foundational aspect of Buddhist meditation known as samadhi, or concentration: the ability of the mind to remain calm and settled without distraction. In part one of the book, Richard Shankman looks at the range of views and understandings about the experience of samadhi and offers a comprehensive examination of it using teachings attributed to the Buddha as well as later commentaries.
Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration and Meditation
Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration and Meditation: Ancient Skills for Modern Minds
By: Levey, Joel & Michelle
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Ancient Skills for Modern Minds
"The Fine Arts" is a skillful blend of time-proven antidotes to the stress of modern life. In this book, Joe and Mich'l Levey condense four decades of self-mastery. They lead the student from simple self regulation of stress responses to the heights of self knowledge, spiritual and transpersonal awareness.
Focused and Fearless: A Meditator's Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity
By: Catherine Shaila
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Now ordinary meditators (and non-meditators) can understand how to attain non-ordinary states with relative ease. Blended with contemporary examples, pragmatic exercises, and "how to" instructions that anyone can try, Focused and Fearless provides a wealth of tools to cultivate non-distracted attention in daily life and on retreat. Shaila Catherine has a friendly, wise approach to rarely-talked-about meditative states that lead to liberating insight.

Focused and Fearless is about much more than merely meditation or concentration. It offers a complete path towards bliss, fearlessness, and true awakening.
Foundation of Buddhist Meditation
By: Kalu Rinpoche
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In this book (reprinted from a pamphlet), the four teachings which motivate religious practice and the attributes of the Three Jewels are explianed.  If one completely understands the significance of all these things, one will turn away from the cycle of existence and strive to practice freedom, will believe in action and results (karma) and will either obtain Buddhahood in this life or will become free of this cycle, etc.  Moreover when many positive qualities are cultivated, one will consolidate a basis for the holy Dharma.  So, please, don't just penetrate the significance of all three things, but, in addition, strive at Dharma practice." ~Kalu Rinpoche, from the Introduction
Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English
By: Silananda, U
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Practitioners of other meditation forms such as dzogchen, mahamudra and zazen will find that this work on the oldest form of Buddhist meditation provides new insight into their own practices. The general reader will benefit from its clear language and constant reminders of how each day presents us with opportunities to learn at every moment.


Gesture of Balance
Gesture of Balance
By: Tarthang Tulku
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Since its publication in 1977, Gesture of Balance has become one of the most widely-read books on meditation available today. In clear, direct language it relates the profound insights of an ancient wisdom tradition to our present situation, showing us how to develop our inner resources and awaken body, mind, and senses to new horizons of experience.
Guide to Shamatha Meditation
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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Shamatha meditation is fundamental to Buddhist practice because before we can understand why we are living in conditioned existence, or samsara, with all its unhappiness and conflicts we must learn to deal with our thoughts and feelings. This process of learning to relax the mind so that it does not constantly go from one thought to the next is shamatha meditation.
Guided Meditations on the Stages of the Path
Guided Meditations on the Stages of the Path
By: Thubten Chodron
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The meditation teachings of lamrim, says Buddhist teacher Thubten Chodron, are like ready-made clothes that are easy to wear--they're systematized so that we can "wear" them right away, so we can learn and practice them in an organized fashion. These systematic teachings are the subject of this book and the accompanying CD. The lamrim presents a step-by-step method to tame the mind.
Healing Power of Meditation
Healing Power of Meditation: Leading Experts on Buddhism, Psychology, and Medicine Explore the Health Benefits of Mindfulness Practice
By: Andrew Fraser
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Regular meditation practice has a powerful impact on the mind and body, rewiring the brain and bringing us all kinds of benefits: contentment and well-being, resilience and focus, better mental and physical health, and greater empathy and compassion. This wide-ranging anthology brings together pioneering Tibetan Buddhist teachers, scientific researchers, and health professionals to offer fascinating perspectives on the mind and emotions, new studies, and firsthand accounts of how meditation is being applied to great effect in health and social care today.
Heart of Buddhist Meditation
By: Thera, Nyanaponika
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he Heart of Buddhist Meditation is a work of unique importance in the literature about meditation. It is written with great depth, extraordinary knowledge, deep humanity, and in a style that is simple and direct. [...] Although written from the Buddhist thinking, it is of equal value to the non-buddhist reader.
Heart of Mindfulness
By: Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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[...] Teachings on Shamata Meditation
In the sutras, the Buddha explained that in taming the mind we must bring ourselves to a place of solitude. or to a situation of solitude. This does not necessarily mean going to some deserted place in the wilderness. Solitude, in this sense, is more like security. [...]
Hermitage Meditation Manual All You Need to Know to Properly Learn How to Meditate
By: Rodney P. Devenish
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The Hermitage Meditation Manual

outlines the essential principles of meditation and yoga practice as taught in the Buddhist tradition. A comprehensive description of the path is presented here in a straightforward, easily accessible style. Step by step, this text explains the process of getting into a meditative state, deepening the meditative experience, and working within that state to attain meaningful insight.

How to Meditate
How to Meditate: A Practical Guide
By: McDonald, Kathleen
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What is meditation? Why practice it? Which technique is best for me? How do I do it? The answers to these often asked questions are contained in this down to earth book compiled and written by Kathleen McDonald, a Western Buddhist nun with solid experience in both the practice and teaching of meditation.
How to Meditat
How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind
By: Pema Chodron
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Pema Chodron is treasured around the world for her unique ability to transmit teachings and practices that bring peace, understanding, and compassion into our lives. With How to Meditate, the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun presents her first book exploring in-depth what she considers the essentials for a lifelong practice. More and more people are beginning to recognize a profound inner longing for authenticity, connection, and aliveness. Meditation, Pema explains, gives us a golden key to address this yearning. This step-by-step guide shows readers how to honestly meet and openly relate with the mind, embrace the fullness of our experience, and live in a wholehearted way.
Hurry Up and Meditate
Hurry Up and Meditate: Your starter kit for inner peace and better health
David Michie
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In this entertaining and thought-provoking book, David Michie explains the nuts and bolts of meditation. As a busy professional as well as a long-term meditator, he gives a first-hand account of how to integrate this transformational practice into every day life. Combining leading edge science with timeless wisdom, Hurry Up and Meditate provides all the motivation and tools you need to achieve greater balance, better health and a more panoramic perspective of life.
Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom
By: Joseph Goldstein
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Insight meditation is the heart of the Buddha's teaching - a practice of awareness that leads us beyond the confines of our ordinary psychology to the freedom and clarity of our essential nature. The fruit of some twenty years' experience leading Buddhist meditation retreats, this book touches on a wide range of topics raised repeatedly by meditators, whether they are beginners attending their first weekend course or seasoned practitioners on a three-month retreat. In short sections that can be either read in sequence or browsed through at leisure, Joseph Goldstein offers favorite stories, key Buddhist teachings, and answers to most-asked questions.
Introduction to Mahamudra Meditation
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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This a quite extraordinary teaching by Thrangu Rinpoche on the path and stages of Mahamudra meditation.
He covers the foundation practices, shamata, vipashyana, creation and completion and Mahamudra along with detailed explanations of posture, technique and practice. Included are some excellent question and answer discussions and teachings on bringing obstacles on the path.
Journey to the Center
Journey to the Center: A Meditation Workbook
By: Flickstein, Matthew
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This is your guide to deeper insight and contentment. Using hands on exercises, journal entries, guided meditations, and stories, Matthew Flickstein combines Eastern meditation techniques and methods of Western psychotherapy to offer you this practical workbook for realizing your greatest potential.
Kindly Bent to Ease Us: Part 2-Meditation
Kindly Bent to Ease Us: Part 2-Meditation
By: Longchenpa
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Meditation, the second volume of Longchenpa's Trilogy introduces a central practice of Dzochen, the Teachings of the Great Perfection.  The form of meditation presented here is considered the pinnacle of all Buddhist meditative traditions. Its purpose is to liberate us from mind's restrictive operations, and reveal th unparalleled radiance of awareness.  The experience of this meditation is like the sun emerging from the clouds; it fills the mind with light and transforms the practitioner's understanding.
Liberating Insight: Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Insight Meditation
By: Frits Koster
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This book introduces the reader to the psychology of Theravada Buddhism, the cradle of all later Buddhist schools and traditions. In simple and clear language Frits Koster describes the fundamental teachings of Buddhism, including the Four Noble Truths, karma and rebirth. He also introduces various forms of meditation, in particular vipassana or insight meditation. After a practical explanation of the method and practice of insight meditation, he elaborates on the fruits of this practice, namely wisdom and purification of the mind.
Mahamudra Meditation
By: Traleg Rinpoche & Bokar Rinpoche
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Teachings on Mahamudra and the Mahamudra Attitude Towards Meditation

This volume contains several teachings focusing on the mahamudra approach to meditation.
The first section provides an overview of mahamudra. The section is a transcript of teaching given by the Venerable Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche at the annual Buddhist Summer School held at Melbourne University in January 1993.
Mahayana Buddhist Meditation: Theory and Practice By  Minoru; Jones, Elvin W. (eds.) Kiyota (Author)
Mahayana Buddhist Meditation: Theory and Practice
By: Minoru; Jones, Elvin W. (eds.) Kiyota (Author)
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Mahayana Buddhist Meditation: Theory and Practice By  Minoru; Jones, Elvin W. (eds.) Kiyota (Author)
Meditation Advice to Beginners
By: Bokar Rinpoche
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Distracted by sense objects or by the succession of thoughts, our mind never remains stable in its own essence. Knowing how to maintain our mind in its own nature, as it is, without being distracted by either outer phenomena or inner thoughts, is precisely what we mean by meditation.
An inexhaustible source of inspiration, the teachings of Bokar Rinpoche help you to train your mind and discover the subtle domain of meditation without losing your way.
Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English
By: Bob Sharples
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Odds are that you or someone you know could truly benefit from Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English. After all, who wouldn't like to have less stress-and more enjoyment-from life? Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English teaches us how to achieve just that, with potent tools that are easy to learn, enjoy, and keep doing. And these practices do so much more than more than allow us freedom from anxiety and stress: they allow us to be a better friend to ourselves, and to the people around us.
Meditation Differently
By: Guenther
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Phenomenological-psychological Aspects of Tibetan Buddhism(Mahamudra and sNying-thig) Practices from Original Tibetan Sources. Despite the interest in meditation, few works have studied what "meditation" means within the original traditions. Meditation Differently presents a translation of an important Tibetan work which contrasts and compares two central traditions of Buddhist meditative practice- the Mahamudra and rDzogs-chen. particularly the sNying-thig version. This translation is supplemented by a detailed commentary based on original Tibetan sources by Dr. Guenther.
Meditation for Beginners, Book + CD
By: Jack Kornfield
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For readers who have thought about trying meditation but weren't sure how to get started, Meditation for Beginners presents a complete introduction to "Insight" meditation with bestselling author and trusted teacher Jack Kornfield. Through step-by-step instruction in everything from breathing, posture, and attention to working with difficult emotions and physical discomfort, readers from any spiritual tradition will learn the essentials for creating a daily meditation practice. CD includes five guided meditation sessions to help cultivate the inner tranquility, natural joy, and mental clarity that are just some of the fruits of meditation. Book + CD
Meditation for Life
By: Batchelor, Martine
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There are many good reasons to start meditating. Meditation can relieve stress, promote relaxation, and improve your outlook - but above all, meditation is about waking up to life, to all its choices and possibilities. With an engaging mix of anecdote, humor, and clear instruction, Martine Batchelor shows that you don't have to be a Buddhist to benefit from meditation.
Meditation In a New York Minute: Super Calm for the Super Busy
By: Mark Thornton
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A former investment banker, Thornton worked 14-hour days, six days a week. He claims he was able to begin meditating for an hour a day during this period, without adding a single thing to his schedule. How? In a rather extreme style of spiritual multi-tasking, Thornton practiced his meditation while on the go: before and after meetings, in the shower, during commutes, or when hitting the gym. In this book, he teaches readers to follow the same strategy, incorporating stolen moments of meditation throughout the day so that they add up to a full hour.
Meditation in Action
By: Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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This classic teaching by a Tibetan master continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Buddhist meditation. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche shows that meditation extends beyond the formal practice of sitting to build the foundation for compassion , awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life.
He explores the six acivities associated with meditation in action-generosity, discipline,patience,energy,clarity, and wisdom-revealing that through simple, direct experience,one can attain real wisdom: the ability to see clearly into situations and deal with them skilfully, without the self-consciousness connected with ego.
Meditation in Action; Pocket Classic
By: Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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This classic teaching by a Tibetan master continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Buddhist meditation. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche shows that meditation extends beyond the formal practice of sitting to build the foundation for compassion , awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life.
Meditation on Perception  Bhante Gunaratana
Meditation on Perception
By: Bhante Gunaratana
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Perception one of the basic constituents of the body and mind can be both a source of suffering and pain, as well as a source of happiness and
health. The Buddhist tradition teaches that perception can be trained and ultimately purified through the practice of meditation. When we
understand how perception impacts our lives, we can use it, just as we do any other object of meditation, to overcome harmful ways of thinking
and acting and to develop healthy states of mind instead. In Meditation on Perception Bhante G brings us, for the first time in English, an
illuminating introduction to the unique Buddhist practice of meditation on perception.
Meditation Through the Three Yanas
By: Traleg Rinpoche
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The three yanas are known as Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana.  They are not discrete and independent schools, as much as individual phases of spiritual growth in each person.  It is a general understanding of some people that yanas are confined to geographical situations, that the Mahayana and Vajrayana are practiced by Thais and Singhalese, or something of that nature.  This is not true of Tibetan Buddhism, which consists of all three yanas.
Meditation, Buddhist Way of Tranquility & Insight
By: Kamalasila
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This book is a comprehensive guide to the methods and theory of Buddhist meditation. Written in an informal, accessible style, it provides a complete introduction to the basic techniques, as well as detailed advice for more experienced meditators seeking to deepen their practice. The author is a long standing member of the Western Buddhist Order. An inspiring exploration of the principles underlying Buddhist meditation, and of its real aims: heightened awareness, emotional positivity, and -ultimately- liberating insight into the true nature of reality. OUT OF PRINT
Meditation, Transformation, and Dream Yoga
Meditation, Transformation, and Dream Yoga
By: Gyatrul Rinpoche
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The three Nyingma texts included in this book were selected by Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche for their relevance to the modern-day spiritual aspirant who must combine and balance quality practice time, work time and rest time in the course of a busy day. Guidelines for formal sitting are presented from the Dzogchen perspective in the teachings on quiescence medijavascript:;tation.  Practices for bringing the experiences of daily life into the spiritual path are presented in the section on transformation.
Meditations of a Buddhist Skeptic
Meditations of a Buddhist Skeptic: A Manifesto for the Mind Sciences and Contemplative Practice
By: B. Alan Wallace
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Renowned Buddhist philosopher B. Alan Wallace reasserts the power of shamatha and vipashyana, traditional Buddhist meditations, to clarify the mind's role in the natural world. Raising profound questions about human nature, free will, and experience versus dogma, Wallace challenges the claim that consciousness is no more than an emergent property of the brain with little relation to universal events. Rather, he maintains that the observer is essential to measuring quantum systems and that mental phenomena (however conceived) influence brain function and behavior.
Meditations to Transform the Mind
By: Dalai Lama 7th, Mullin, tr.
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This is a highly valued collection of spiritual advice for taming and developing the mind. These inspired writings are an outpouring of Himalayan spirituality, a unique presentation that appeals to the heart as well as head. The Seventh Dalai Lama's rich spiritual writings are direct and arresting, giving clear advice on the essence of Buddhist practice.
Meditative Way
By: Bucknell, Rod and Chris Kang
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Readings in the theory and practice of Buddhist meditation. This collection is designed for all readers interested in meditation. It presents twenty-eight readings, grouped in four sections: the Buddha's principal discourses on meditation, teachings of the classical master, teachings of contemporary masters, and personal accounts of meditative experience.
Meditator's Atlas: A Roadmap of the Inner World
By: Matthew Flickstein
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Meditation can seem a mystery: Where do you begin? Where will you end up? What might you find along the way? You'll find the answers in The Meditator's Atlas. Formerly titled Swallowing the River Ganges and now totally revised, The Meditator's Atlas truly is a comprehensive and trustworthy "roadmap of the inner world" for anyone who meditates. Respected teacher Matthew Flickstein is your friendly guide, explaining what meditation is, how to do it, and how to make the skills and benefits that it engenders your own.
Middle Way Meditation Instructions of Mipham Rinpoche
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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In this exposition, Mipham Rinpoche explains the meditation techniques for developing compassion and expanding this state into aspiration of bodhicitta. Having reached the clarity of this vision prajna begins to manifest. This text gives a detailed explanation of how one meditates to develop this wisdom. While all three vehicles were practiced in Tibet, the Middle-Way Instructions are life the background of a tapestry that allows the integration and display of its parts into a whole.
Mind at Ease
Mind at Ease: Self-Liberation Through Mahamudra Meditation
By: Traleg Rinpoche
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In this uniquely insightful overview and practice guide, Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche presents a thorough introduction to the Kagyu Lineage's Mahamudra tradition . The author's approach is straightforward - he presents the Mahamudra teachings as a means of seeing things in, as he says, "a positive open light. Even things we might normally regard as bad and undesirable can be interpreted in a more uplifting way due to the expansiveness of the Mahamudra vision."
Mind in the Balance: Meditation in Science, Buddhism, and Christianity
Mind in the Balance: Meditation in Science, Buddhism, and Christianity
By: Alan Wallace
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By establishing a dialogue in which the meditative practices of Buddhism and Christianity speak to the theories of modern philosophy and science, B. Alan Wallace reveals the theoretical similarities underlying these disparate disciplines and their unified approach to making sense of the objective world. Wallace begins by exploring the relationship between Christian and Buddhist meditative practices.
Mindfulness in Plain English
Mindfulness in Plain English
By: Gunara, Henepola
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This step-by-step guide to Insight meditation is truly practical and direct. Venerable Gunaratana's conversational style and use of everyday example imbue the basic teachings of Vipassana meditation with unsurpassable clarity and wit. His deeply spiritual yet nondenominational approach invites readers of all backgrounds to experience the fruits of meditative awareness.
Mindfulness with Breathing
Mindfulness with Breathing: A Manual for Serious Beginners
By: Buddhadasa Bhikku
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This book contains beloved Thai meditation master Buddhadasa Bhikkhu's explanation of one of the most universal of all Buddhist meditation practices, "mindfulness with breathing." Using a straight-forward style of presentation suited to a Western audience, Buddhadasa Bhikkhu provides all you need to know to become free of stress and worry through the "simple and beautiful act of sitting quietly, alive to the breathing, " as taught by Buddha in his Anapanasati Sutta.
In this book, Buddhadasa Bhikkhu will take you by the hand and lead you all the way from the first attempt to observe the in-breaths and out-breaths, to the kinds of insight that have the power to liberate. The beauty of this work is its seamless integration of theory and practice.
Minding Closely: The Four Applications of Mindfulness
Minding Closely: The Four Applications of Mindfulness
By: Alan Wallace
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Mindfulness is a learned skill that offers profound benefits in all situations. The practical techniques described here can by used by anyone to refine the attention, improve relationships, and generate transformative insight into the nature of experience. The material is drawn from a retreat given by the author, addressing a broad audience of people from all walks of life.
Minding Mind
Minding Mind: A Course in Basic Meditation
By: Cleary, Thomas
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Some types of meditation are aimed at promoting a sense of confidence and well-being in every day life, while other types focus on producing altered states of consciousness, transcending the world, or developing skills for serving other people. The instructions in this book focus on the highest type of all, "pure, clear meditation" : a state of true objectivity that enables the practitioner to use all the other types of meditation freely and consciously, without becoming fixated or obsessed.
Miracle of Mindfulness
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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A Manual on Meditation. In this beautiful, lucid guide to Buddhist meditation, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh's gentle stories and exercises show that opportunities for being mindful -- for being awake, aware, and focused in the present -- are numerous and close at hand. This classic work has helped hundreds of thousands of readers attain greater self-understanding and peace.
Origin of Buddhist Meditation
By: Alexander Wynne
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Having identified early material that goes back to the Buddha himself, the author argues that the two teachers of the Buddha were historical figures. Based on the early Brahminic literature, namely the early Upanishads and Moksadharma, the author asserts the origin of the method of meditation learned by the Buddha from these teachers, and attempts to use them to identify some authentic teachings of the Buddha on meditation.
Path is the Goal
Path is the Goal: Basic Handbook of Buddhist Meditation
By: Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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Basic Handbook of Buddhist Meditation
According to the Buddha, no one can attain basic sanity or enlightenment without practicing meditation. The teachings given here on the outlook and technique of meditation provide the foundation that every practitioner needs to awaken as the Buddha did.
Path of Insight Meditation (pocket)
Path of Insight Meditation (pocket)
By: Goldstein & Kornfield
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Insight meditation is a Buddhist practice that can lead to understanding our lives, to clearly seeing the true nature of our existence, and to opening our hearts to ourselves and others. This book is a pocket-sized summary of the practices taught in the authors meditation retreats around the world. It includes exercises for strengthening mindfulness, cultivating compassion, and learning to live by the precepts.
Path To Bliss
Path to Bliss: A Practical Guide to Stages of Meditation
By: Dalai Lama
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These teachings present a systematic approach to personal development through visualization, reason and contemplation. The presentation is clear and eloquent. The approach is simple yet profound. It does not presuppose any prior experience on the part of the beginner, while providing rich material for the more advanced practitoner. Beginning with practices that develop an effective mental outlook in one's life, this book guides the student to more advanced techniques for developing the mind's deepest potentials and happiness.
Peaceful Dwelling: Meditations for Healing and Living
By: Ko-i Bastis, Madeline
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"Like many people," says Madeline Ko-i Bastis, "I began my meditation practice when I didn't know what else to do There was a spiritual and emotional emptiness in my life." After taking a simple adult education class in meditation, she started to see miraculous results. "My physical energy soared, I slept more soundly, and seemed more able to concentrate on work.
Posture of Meditation
Posture of Meditation: A Practical Manual for Meditators of All Traditions
By: Johnson, Will
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A Practical Manual for Meditators of All Traditions

When it comes to meditation practices, the body is as important as the mind - a fact that may come as a surprise to the many people who regard meditation as a strictly mental activity. But, as Will Johnson shows, the physical aspect of the practice is far too often underemphasized. The alert-yet-relaxed sitting posture that is the common denominator of so many meditative techniques is a wonderful aid for clearing the mind and opening the heart, but it also works to activate the natural healing energies of both body and mind. The author offers guidance and exercises for working with the posture of meditation and advice on how to carry its benefits on into all the rest of life.
Practice of Tranquility and Insight
Practice of Tranquillity and Insight
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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This is a practical guide to the two types of meditation that form the core of Buddhist spiritual practice. Tranquillity (samatha} meditation aims at stilling the mind, while insight (vipasyana) meditation produces "clear vision," or insight into the nature of all phenomena.
Present Fresh Wakefulness: A Meditation Manual on Nonconceptual Wisdom
By: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
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A Meditation Manual on Nonconceptual Wisdom

Present Fresh Wakefulness is more than a set of general instructions on how to practice, it is the quintessential advice of an experienced, living master on what he considers to be the absolute necessities for today's yogis to arrive at liberation and complete enlightenment.In this series of teachings and conversations, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, a revered abbot, Tibetan meditation master and author of Union of Mahamudra & Dzogchen, Bardo Guidebook and Indisputable Truth, conveys the indispensable principles for arriving at the heart of Buddhist practice in his characteristic style, filled with humor, candor and wit.


Present Fresh Wakefulness, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Rangjung Yeshe, Paperback, 192 pages, $20.
Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness
Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness
By: Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche/Hookham
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In this teaching Rinpoche presents the main schools of Buddhist philosophy with their progressively more subtle and refined views of reality. However it is not just a teaching on the view, but a presentation providing the student the means to realise it through meditation practice. The idea of a series of meditation practices on a particular aspect of the Buddha's teaching is that beginning with one's first rather coarse commonsense understanding, one progresses through increasingly subtle and more refined stages until one arrives at complete and perfect understanding. Each stage in the process prepares the mind for the next in so far as each step is fully integrated into one's understanding through the medtitation process.
Pure Appearance Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Pure Appearance, Restricted
By: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
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Quiet Mind: A Beginner's Guide to Meditation
Quiet Mind: A Beginner's Guide to Meditation (Book + CD)
By: Susan Piver (Editor)
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This unique book-and-audio program brings together some of the country's most beloved meditation teachers. Each contributor presents a short written teaching along with an audio recording of a guided practice. Quiet Mind . Includes a 78-minute CD.

Real Meditation In Minutes A Day: Enhancing Your Performance, Relationships, Spirituality, and Health
By: Joseph Arpaia & Lobsang Rapgay
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Just as exercise improves the body, meditation improves the mind. It restores memory, enhances creativity, and leads to clearer thinking. And, much like exercise, most people have a hard time getting motivated to do it, much less stick with it — until now. Real Meditation in Minutes a Day teaches anyone, anywhere, to make meditation’s countless benefits part of everyday life. Authors Joseph Arpaia and Lobsang Rapgay, both experienced practitioners, have developed an innovative new way of teaching meditation. They explain it here using plain, non-religious language that encourages and affirms all readers. Throughout the book, episodic tales starring everypersons “Brian” and “Maria” illustrate the program. Brian and Maria’s recounting of their efforts reinforces each step, answers common questions, and helps prevent potential pitfalls or obstacles. Real Meditation in Minutes a Day represents a new approach to an ancient practice: that of an easygoing, always-encouraging mental workout buddy.

Running with the Mind of Meditation
Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training the Body and the Mind
By: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
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A unique fitness program from a highly respected spiritual leader that
blends physical and spiritual practice for everyone - regardless of age,
spiritual background, or ability - to great benefits for both body and
soul.
Samadhi; The Numinous and Cessative in Indo-Tibetan Yoga
By: Stuart Ray Sarbacker
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Explores yoga and meditation in Eastern religions, incorporating psychological and social aspects of these practices.
A historical and comparative study grounded in close readings of important works, this book explores the dynamics of the theory and practice of yoga in Hindu and Buddhist contexts.
Seeking the Heart of Wisdom, The Path of Insight Meditation
By: Goldstein & Kornfield
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In Seeking The Heart of Wisdom Goldstein and Kornfield present the central teachings and practices of insight meditation in a clear and personal language.  The path of insight meditation is a journey of understanding our bodies, our minds, and our lives, of seeing clearly the true nature of experience.  The authors guide the reader in developing the openness and compassion that are at the heart of this spiritual practice.  For those already treading the path, as well as those just starting out, this book wil be a welcome companion along the way.
Sitting: A Guide to Buddhist Meditation
By: St. Ruth, Diana
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Simple lessons in the ancient art of meditation

Buddhist meditation originated when the Buddha "sat alone, accompanied merely by his own deep honesty and awareness, and refused to move until the barriers to truth were shattereSimple lessons in the ancient art of meditation. Buddhist meditation originated when the Buddha "sat alone, accompanied merely by his own deep honesty and awareness, and refused to move until the barriers to truth were shattered." Only by focusing his attention inward, being unmoved by the stimuli of the outside world, was he able to achieve enlightenment.d." Only by focusing his attention inward, being unmoved by the stimuli of the outside world, was he able to achieve enlightenment.
Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime
Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime: A Classic Meditation Manual on Traditional Indian Buddhist Meditation
By: Sramana Zhiyi (Chih-i)
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The Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime is a 1500-year-old Buddhist meditation manual devoted to explaining the practice of calming-and-insight meditation according to a classic Indian Buddhist formula known as "the six gates". Although the actual content of this meditation practice formula is not confined to either Southern or Northern traditions, it is presented herein from a distinctly mahayanistic standpoint assuming and encouraging bodhisattva path practice and the resolve to realize buddhahood.
Stages of A-Khrid Meditation, Dzogchen Practice of the Bon Tradition
By: Bru-sgom rGyal-ba g.yung-drung
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This work represents one tradition of the system of meditation known as "The Great Perfection" (rdzogs pa chen po), in the form of a methodical and practical guide for those noble beings who set themselves the task of leading others to enlightenment through the practice of the Great Perfection.
Stages of Meditation, Dala Lama
Stages of Meditation
By: Dalai Lama
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Paperback. The Dalai Lama explains the principles of meditation in a practice-oriented format especially suited for Westerners.  Based upon the middle section of the Bhavanakrama by Kamalashila, a translation of which is included, this is the most extensive commentary given by the Dalai Lama on this concise but important meditation handbook. It is a favorite text of the Dalai Lama and he often takes the opportunity to give teachings on it to audiences throughout the world. In his words, "This text can be like a key that opens the door to all major Buddhist scriptures." Topics included are: the nature of the mind, how to develop compassion and loving-kindness, calm abiding, wisdom, and how to establish a union of calm abiding and special insight. With the Tibetan text.
State of Mind Called Beautiful
By: Sayadaw U Pandita
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In The State of Mind Called Beautiful, Burmese meditation master Sayadaw U Pandita lays out the breadth, depth, and wealth of the Theravadan tradition of Buddhism. U Pandita begins with the basic guidelines of Buddhism, and moves on to various practices: those that can be done for one minute a day, those that sweeten and strengthen the mind, those that heal societies and families, those that lead to liberation.
Step by Step: Basic Buddhist Meditations
Step by Step: Basic Buddhist Meditations
By: Geshe Namgyal Wangchen
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Step By Step is a practical introduction to the profound meditation methods of Tibetan Buddhism. Based on the teachings of the great Tibetan saint and founder of the Gelug School, Tsongkhapa, the techniques explained here are simple, direct and possess the power to radically alter the way we see the world and ourselves. They present a time-tested means for counteracting depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and countless other forms of mental suffering.
Stilling the Mind: Shamatha Teachings from Dudjom Lingpa's Vajra Essence
Stilling the Mind: Shamatha Teachings from Dudjom Lingpa's Vajra Essence
By: Alan Wallace
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Across more than a millenium, the lamas, meditators, and scholars of
Tibet created a vast literature dedicated to revealing the profound
truths about who we are and how we should make use of our lives. Sages
living in mountain caves and monastics pursuing their daily rituals used
these texts to wear down their obscurations and make space for innate
clarity and wisdom to manifest. For those of us in the modern world with
hectic lives, however, such teachings from another time and place can
be nearly impenetrable. To approach them, we need a guide, a helping
hand from someone who is like ourselves but who has spent years learning
the ins and outs of the sometimes secretive world of Tibetan Buddhist
practice.
Stillness, Insight & Emptiness
Stillness, Insight & Emptiness: Buddhist Meditation from the Ground Up
By: Lama Dudjom Dorjee
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Developing an effective meditation practice is the first step toward discerning the true nature of mind and reality as taught by Buddha Shakyamuni. In Stillness, Insight, and Emptiness, Lama Dudjom Dorjee offers instructions that will help beginning meditators establish a firm foundation in the practices that lead to direct realization.
Stopping and Seeing
Stopping and Seeing: A Comprehensive Course in Buddhist Meditation
By: Chih-i / Cleary, Thomas
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"Stopping and "seeing" are sometimes referred to as the yin and yang of Buddhist meditation - complementary twin halves of a unified whole. In essence, "stopping and seeing" refers to stopping delusion and seeing truth, processes basic to Buddhist practice. One of the most comprehensive manuals written on these two essential points of Buddhist meditation in "The Great Stopping and Seeing", a monumental work written by sixth-century Buddhist master Chih-i. Stopping and Seeing, the first translation of this essential text, covers the principles and methods of a wide variety of Buddhist meditation techniques and provides an in-depth presentation of the dynamics of these practices.
Study and Practice of Meditation
Study and Practice of Meditation: Tibetan Interpretations of the Concentrations and Formless Absorptions
By: Leah Zahler
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Study and Practice of Meditation 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. The Buddhist meditative states known as the concentrations and formless absorptions are best known in the West from Theravada scriptures and from Vasubandhu's Treasury of Manifest Knowledge.