Meditation Manuals

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Meditation Manuals

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Wed May 09, 2012 5:39 pm

There may be hundreds of these, which along with a good knowing advisor, provide a solid basis for practice. This thread will highlight some of the best of these traditional manuals.

Essentials of Buddhist Meditation by Zhiyi - http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchR ... &x=51&y=11

Stages of Meditation by Kamalashila, with DL commentary - http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchR ... &x=76&y=14
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Every time you recite Amita Buddha’s name, a ray of light shines through empty space. If you recite very sincerely, then this light fills up the universe, so that the energy of all worlds will be auspicious and harmonious.

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Re: Meditation Manuals

Postby practitioner » Wed May 09, 2012 6:00 pm

Foundation of Buddhist Meditation by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche http://www.namsebangdzo.com/Foundation_of_Buddhist_Meditation_p/5361.htm

Really a "must have" teaching.
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Re: Meditation Manuals

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Wed May 09, 2012 6:35 pm

Among the many Lam Rim guides this is one of the best: http://www.namsebangdzo.com/Essence_of_ ... p/5326.htm
Every time you recite Amita Buddha’s name, a ray of light shines through empty space. If you recite very sincerely, then this light fills up the universe, so that the energy of all worlds will be auspicious and harmonious.

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Re: Meditation Manuals

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Thu May 10, 2012 2:27 pm

A companion volume to Zhiyi's Essentials - on breath meditation: http://www.kalavinka.org/kp_book_pages/ ... k_page.htm
Every time you recite Amita Buddha’s name, a ray of light shines through empty space. If you recite very sincerely, then this light fills up the universe, so that the energy of all worlds will be auspicious and harmonious.

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