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Bhavanakrama
By: Kamalashila
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Kamalasila is one of those distinguished acharyas who went to Tibet from India, stayed there and wrote scholarly treatises on Buddha dharma. His historic debate with and victory over the Chinese monk, Hoshang, is considered as a landmark in the annals of the spread of Buddhism in Bod. 'Bhavana-krama' is one of his more important writings and comprises three chapters. Fortified with extensive quotes from innumerable sutras, it delineates the 'krama' or sequence of meditational practice a seeker should undertake in order to attain 'sarvajnata', the true knowledge of things.  The present work is the first-ever English rendering from original Sanskrit done at the suggestion of His Holinesss the Dalai Lama.
Bhavanakramah , in Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi Translation
By: Kamalasila
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Stages of Meditation

Kamalashila is one of those distinguished acharyas who went to Tibet from India, stayed there and wrote scholarly treatises on Buddha dharma. His historic debate with and victory over the Chinese monk, Hoshang, is considered as a landmark in the annals of the spread of Buddhism in Bod.
'Bhavana-krama' is one of his more important writings and comprises three chapters.
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.
Madhyamika and Epistemology, A Study of Kamalashila's Method for Proving the Voidness of al Dharmas
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Introduction, annotated translations, and Tibetan texts of selected sections of the second chapter of the Madhymakaloka.
Millenium of Buddhist Logic
By: Wayman, Alex
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Part I (Introductory) has Asanga's Rules of Debate, Dharmakirti's Nyayabindu with Kamalasila's commentary, and Santi-pa's treatise on 'inner pervasion.
Part II, devoted to the Dignaga-Dharmaklrti system, has five sets of eleven verses, then a study of Bu-Ston's commentary on Dharmakirti's Pramanaviniscaya, and finally Tsong-kha-pa's Mun sel on the Seven Books of Dharmakirti.
Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life
By: Dalai Lama
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This book lays out this course of meditation, from the simplest to the most challenging, describing the mental training techniques that will enable anyone of any faith to change their minds and open their hearts. In this book the path begins with simple and clear ruminations on the advantages of a virtuous life and moves on to practices that can temper destructive and impulsive emotions.
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.