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Meditation Differently
By: Herbert Guenther

Meditation Differently <br> By: Herbert Guenther

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Author: Guenther
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9788120808706
Publication Date: 1992/2005

Product Code: 10494

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, an eminent scholar of Buddhism and modern thought. This critical commentary is a hermeneutical and phenomenological study of the key ideas in the understanding of being and experience, utilizing developments in modern thinking to bring out the nuances of Buddhist thinking.

A translation and commentary on Padma dkar-po's definitive work on the four tuning in phases introduces the Mahamudra approach to meditation. To understand the rDzogs-chen approach, a philosophical introduction to the rDzogs-chen understanding of being is presented which shows how this understanding can be compared to the modern philosophy and the development of the scientific study of dynamic processes and cosmology. Dr. Guenther's study is a critical and revealing approach to the problem of meditation that is at once true to the subject matter and relentless in bringing out in a contemporary context what is said in a comprehensible and clear manner.

Meditation Differently, Herbert Guenther, Motilal Banarsidass, Hardcover, 210 pages, $24.00

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