CULTIVATING A DAILY MEDITATION by H.H. the Dalai Lama
During April 1985 and then again in October 1986 His Holiness the Dalai Lama delivered a series of discourses-on Buddhist view meditation and action. The discourses and ensuing discussions were recorded at the time, and later prepared into an edited text of the encounter the result of which is this book. In his discourses His Holiness touches upon all the essential points of the Buddhadharma, and provides a clear and simple method to cultivate a daily practice of meditation.
BUDDHA'S BOOK OF DAILY MEDITATIONS: A Year of Wisdom, Compassion, and Happiness by Christopher Titmuss
This collection of the Buddha's essential teachings on wisdom, compassion, and happiness has been compiled by world-renowned meditation master Christopher Titmuss. reflection each day on one of these quotations helps us open to fresh insight, leads us to freedom from the deep conditioning of our minds, and enables us to make revolutionary changes in our personal, social, and spiritual lives.
Dawning of Clear Light: A Western Approach to Tibetan Dark Retreat Meditation by Martin Lowenthal, foreword by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Retreats in darkness have been used by all the great spiritual traditions for thousands of years as a method for tapping deep clarity, accessing sacred wisdom, connecting with the Divine, and training to transform the mind/body system into a manifestation of wisdom. In dark retreat, the practitioner lives in complete darkness - eating, sleeping, meditating, and simply existing in a world without external light.
Traditionally, in Tibet, dark retreats were performed by monks as part of their training with the support of their monastery and their fellow monks.
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. 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.
BHAVANAKRAMAH: Stages of Meditation (in Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi Translation) by Kamalasila
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. 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.
OPENNESS MIND: Self-Knowledge and Inner Peace Through Meditation by Tarthang Tulku
For the many people searching for ways to improve the quality of their lives, "Openness Mind" clearly explains the value of meditation and how to proceed with its practice. Defining meditation as a way of opening our minds to the richness of experience, this book emphasizes a practical approach that anyone can apply to develop awareness, transcend the limitations of self-image, improve concentration, and effect positive changes in their way of being. The chapters on Thoughts, Patterns, the Moving Tapestry of Dreams, and the Dream Lotus exercise offer ways to expand our understanding of reality and the nature of mind; Dimensions of Meditation engages questions commonly asked by beginning meditators.
Diamond Mind: The Psychology of Meditation by Rob Nairn
If meditation were easier, Rob Nairn writes, more people would hang in there and become enlightened. Rob's training in both Buddhism and psychology make especially well qualified to help us to do that. With clarity and humor, he helps us understand how we generate the clouds of anxiety, desire, and anger that obscure our inherent happiness.
WALKING THROUGH WALLS: Buddhist Meditation in the Tibetan Tradition by Geshe Gendun Lodro, trans. & ed. by Jeffrey Hopkins, co-edited by Leah Zahler & Anne C. Klein
An intimate and detailed picture of the intricacies of meditation. Geshe Gedun presents the landscape of mental development, revealing a living world of mental therapy replete with resources for describing, facing, and counteracting both superficial and systemic disorders. Walking Through Walls refers metaphorically to the walls of distracting afflicitive states, doubts, and distortions that must be melted in order for the mind to become stable, calm, and alertly clear.
CALM ABIDING AND SPECIAL INSIGHT: Achieving Spiritual Transformation Through Meditation by Geshe Gedun Lodro and Jeffrey Hopkins
This manual presents an intimate and detailed picture of the intricacies of meditation so vividly that the reader is drawn into a Tibetan world-view of spiritual development. Geshe Gedun Lodro, one of the foremost scholars of Tibet, reveals methods for overcoming afflictive states and disorders to create a mind which is stable, calm and alertly clear. The dangers of not recognizing states contrary to successful meditation are great, and the possibilities of implementing the wrong antidote or of over-extending an appropriate one until it becomes counter-productive are many. Through such detail Geshe Gedun Lodro makes vividly clear a Tibetan approach to meditative transformation. This is a completely revised new edition of Walking Through Walls.
BREATH BY BREATH, THE LIBERATING PRACTICE OF INSIGHT MEDITATION by Larry Rosenberg
Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are completely within our grasp---literally as near to us as out own breath. This is the 2,500-year-old good news contained in the Anapanasati Sutra , the Buddha's own teaching on cultivatng both tranquillity and deep insight through the full awareness of breathing. In this book, Larry Rosenberg brings this timeless meditation method to life for people today, using the insights gained from his many years of practice and teaching.