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Meditation: Advice to Beginners

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An inexhaustible source of inspiration, helping you to train your mind & discover the suble domain of meditation. Showing how suffering & happiness do not depend on external circumstances, but the mind itself.
Unknown Binding, 150 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Clearpoint Press
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Jason
Jul 15, 2009 rated it liked it
This slim volume, a collection of talks given by Bokar Rinpoche to his students in France, is a wonderful resource for beginning (and not so beginning) Vajrayana Buddhist meditators. As another reviewer has noted, the book abounds with contemporary analogies, yet the material is firmly grounded in the traditional Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. The book includes a brief section on the preliminary practices (i.e., the Four Reminders and ngondro), and it also provides detailed descriptions of p ...more
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Jul 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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Perhaps the best book I've read on begining meditation. The focus is specifically on the Tibetan pracitces of shinay lhatong, but the advice is good for anyone seeking to meditate. This is the second book by Bokar Rinpoche that I've read, and he is always excellent -- simple yet profound, to the point, both reassuring when it comes to the struggle of beginners and yet constantly reminding you how complex and difficult a true practice really is.
Henry
Jul 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A great book for beginners in Buddhist meditation. It brings out the core techniques on meditation as well as basic Buddhist principles in plain language without sacrifice of depth. A 14-year Buddhist, I can still benefit a lot from reading it recently.
Ellen Brenna
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
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It was good for learning the particular terminology of Tibetan Buddhist meditation but it did not produce much inspiration.
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Bokar Tulku Rinpoche, Karma Shedrup Yongdu Pel Zangpo, was heart-son of the Kalu Rinpoche and a holder of the Karma Kagyü and Shangpa Kagyü lineages. He was later one of the principle teachers of the Kalu Yangzi, held to be the reincarnation of H.E. Kalu Rinpoche, and served as director of the Kalu Rinpoche Translation Group.
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