The Yogacara Doctrine teaches one fundamental truth, namely that all beings are Buddha—‘sattva Buddha evam’—or, in other words, all beings are aspects of one all-embracing... More > absolute awareness, were they but to know it. This book sets a context for the study and meditation on ten pivotal texts of Yogacara. The source texts, translated from a practice perspective, derive from the Indo-Tibetan mahasiddha tradition and are presented with an ecumenical approach. As this collection of pithy Yogacara works will readily prove to the reader, the ancient ‘Practice Tradition of the Yogin’ (rnal-bhyor-pa’i sgrub-brgyud) is based on a clearly active realization of the essential nature of mind and consciousness gained through years of intensive examination and reflection. Yogacara approach advocates a dynamic form of meditation that is neither suppressive nor lethargic. The guide to this attainment, the mechanism that sharpens the mind’s penetrative and illuminative qualities, is metaphysical inquiry.< Less
All you need to know to properly learn how to meditate: a comprehensive 500 page workbook, a complete course for practitioners of Yoga and Meditation. Published by the Dharma Fellowship of His... More > Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa,the Hermitage Meditation Manual is the key guide used by Buddhist monastics and lay practitioners attending the Fellowship’s centers in North America.
In an accessible style,the manual explains how to enter the meditative state,deepen that state,how to gain meaningful insights, & how to radically improve life for the better,while pursuing the Path of Awakening.Here are the authentic methods of Calm-abiding Meditation, Love Meditation,& Intuitive Insight & Mindfulness.Chapters cover not only the teachings of the Buddha,but explain the nature of the Human Constitution, the Syndromes of the Personality, the mystery of Double Consciousness, Hatha-yoga,Light-body circuitry,& applied M-therapy.< Less
Dzogchen Mahamudra and the Dynamic Awakening of Consciousness: the core practice, the highest approach to immediate enlightenment via the rapid path of Natural Mind Meditation, this text begins at... More > the very beginning while aiming to take the path of Vision through all the stages of higher Development, culminating at the level of No More Seeking. The instruction is clearly based on ancient authoritative tradition, but now at long last taught by a skilled Western expert in the field of spiritual counseling, Buddhist psychotherapy and Mahamudra Meditation, thus making a book that is ideal for the Western reader.
The context for this practice is set within the wider scope of human evolution, its sources in the Ancient Wisdom, and the Wisdom Teachings of the world's great religions.< Less