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By Tony Duff

This can be a booklet of teachings on the best way to do a whole consultation of meditation. The e-book is a compilation made by means of Lama Tony to aid those that wish to education meditation within the Kagyu or Nyingma approach. It emphasizes the sensible variety of guideline present in the Kagyu culture when you truly are looking to do anything with the brain. It intentionally avoids the scholarly type taught in another Tibetan Buddhist traditions and focusses without delay on operating at once with one’s personal brain. still, the booklet is particularly distinctive and transparent approximately all the key issues excited about meditation practice.

The booklet emphasizes the Kagyu method specifically. Lama Tony has got teachings from many Kagyu masters and used his wisdom of the culture as a foundation for making the e-book for his personal scholars. Tony chosen vital texts from Gampopa and different early masters to set clarify the root for meditation. Tony was once Mingyur Rinpoche’s first translator and translated a lot of his teachings so a few them have been used for the particular directions on meditation inside the publication. Lama Tony extra different, worthy teachings based on the wide teachings he has acquired over a long time from many, varied Kagyu masters, reminiscent of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. the result's a booklet that includes a whole instructing on how you can do a whole consultation of meditation within the type of the Kagyu tradition.

The e-book starts with a size advent by way of Lama Tony that is a educating in its personal correct. Mingyur Rinpoche loves to train technology and realized loads of what he does recognize from a lot time spent with Lama Tony, who has a Ph.D. in molecular biology. Lama Tony writes a long piece approximately what can and can't usefully be acquired from technology by way of dharma perform. this could be of genuine curiosity to Westerners, in particular those that think that technological know-how has whatever to supply Buddhist perform. Following the creation, there's a lengthy bankruptcy on buddha nature, that is awarded through the use of a good portion of Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen’s rationalization of the floor in his recognized Mountain Dharma textual content. this article is usually taught by means of Kagyu specialists so one can express the that means of buddha nature. this is often the 1st time that this a part of Dolpopa’s textual content has been absolutely translated and released. Following that, there's a bankruptcy containing an unpublished paintings of Gampopa that lays out the entire Kagyu direction. Following that's the seminal textual content written via Gampopa that units out his educating of the 4 Dharmas of Gampopa. This additionally has now not been released thus far. the subsequent bankruptcy is a transparent educating normally Kagyu course via Mingyur Rinpoche that's in keeping with Gampopa’s 4 Dharmas. all of the chapters thus far were for surroundings the degree for the particular teachings on meditation.

The rest of the booklet is taken up with genuine teachings on how you can do a whole consultation of meditation. This a part of the booklet is based round the educating on what's referred to as “The 3 Excellences”. Any entire set of meditation will start with the initial practices of taking shelter and arousing enlightenment brain. Lama Tony has written a bankruptcy in this. Following that, there's the most perform, which within the Kagyu procedure of meditation, may be shamatha-vipashyana perform that eventually results in Mahamudra attention. There are numerous, colossal chapters that conceal the entire issues concerned. those chapters count for the main half on Mingyur Rinpoche’s educating. an entire consultation of meditation will finish with the 3rd excellence, that's commitment. For this, there's a brief bankruptcy written by way of Lama Tony according to teachings got from many Kagyu gurus.

The publication is sort of varied from lots of the books on meditation which are on hand so far. Lama Tony has used his huge wisdom of the Kagyu culture and of Tibetan literature to bring together a ebook that provides the culture adequately through together with seminal works of early masters and mixing them with modern day teachings. someone who practises meditation will locate this publication invaluable in lots of alternative ways and Kagyu practitioners specifically will locate it most dear. furthermore, the complete ebook corresponds to what Mingyur Rinpoche has set out as his first point of training for his personal scholars; it will likely be a “must learn” for them.

The booklet comprises translations of the subsequent text:

Mountain Dharma, An Ocean of Definitive which means” by means of Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsan, flooring part

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Sometimes their opposites— anger, jealousy, and so on— will arise and sometimes you might even lose faith in them. That is all right. Just keep the thought that it will be good to develop them and then slowly they will develop. If you practise with the thought, “I must have perfect four immeasurable thoughts towards all, with no anger whatsoever, no jealousy whatsoever, and so on, and if that doesn’t happen, it is not all right”, then you will be setting a standard that is too high and the practice will be very difficult to do.

Sometimes they come very strongly and sometimes only weakly. If two come together, one can be strong and the other weak, both can be strong, or both can be weak, and so on. They come as a result of meditation but there is nothing fixed about when they come or not. Sometimes one will come, sometimes another. The key point is that these are only temporary experiences so they are not goals in and of themselves. If you take them as important and cling to them, they will become an obstacle to the further development of your meditation.

At the same time, these troubles are all just fictions created by mind; they come because of grasping and the wound up state that happens because of it. 3. The Steps In the Development Of Shamatha If you do practise shamatha meditation, your mind will gradually ab id e m o re an d m o re. In th e in structio n s on M ah am u dra, th e improvement of the ability to abide is taught in three, successively-morestable levels of abiding, as follows. The first level is called “Abiding like a cataract crashing down the face of a mountain”.

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