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Calming the Mind: Tibetan Buddhist teachings on the cultivation of meditative quiessence
"It is Gen Lamrimpa's familiarity with meditation on a deep experiential level that makes his teachings so valuable and this a book to be recommended."—Ani Jutima, Tibetan Review
"...a step-by-step instruction manual on how to calm a busy mind, cultivate devotion, and bring awareness into each moment of living."—John Tigue, Dept. of Philosophy, Religion, Humanities, Daemen College
To stabilize the mind in one-pointed concentration is the basis of all forms of meditation. Gen Lamrimpa is a meditation master who lives in a meditation hut in Dharamsala and who has been called to teach by the Dalai Lama. He leads the meditator step-by-step through the stages of meditation and past the many obstacles that arise along the way. He discusses the qualities of mind that represent each of nine levels of attainment and the six mental powers. This book was previously titled Shamatha Meditation.
"Calming the Mind provides very practical and experientially grounded teachings. Gen Lamrimpa excels in very straightforward explanations."—Joe B. Wilson, The Tibet Journal