Alan wallace presents a unique interweaving of teachings on the Four Immeasurables with instruction on meditative quiescence, or shamatha practice, to empower the mind.
The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the Focused MindWisdom Publications #ad - Along the way, compassion, the author also provides interludes and complementary practices for cultivating love, and clarity in our waking and dreaming lives. Beginning by pointing out the ill effects that follow from our inability to focus, Wallace moves on to explore a systematic path of meditation to deepen our capacity for deep concentration.
This book shows how. An active participant in the much-publicized dialogues between Buddhists and scientists, Alan is uniquely qualified to speak intelligently to both camps, and The Attention Revolution is the definitive presentation of his knowledge. Attention is the key that makes personal change possible, and the good news is that it can be trained.
The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind #ad - Alan wallace has nearly thirty years' practice in attention-enhancing meditation, including a retreat he performed under the guidance of the Dalai Lama. The result is an exciting, rewarding "expedition of the mind, " tracing everything from the confusion at the bottom of the trail to the extraordinary clarity and power that come with making it to the top.
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Boundless Heart: The Buddha's Path of Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and EquanimityShambhala #ad - Christina feldman shows how these ennobling qualities—known in Buddhism as the brahma viharas sublime abodes or the Four Immeasurables—are far more than simply the “feel-good” states they are sometimes mistaken for. A course in the buddhist practice of the brahma viharas, or "heavenly abodes.
Detailed instructions from the Buddhist tradition in cultivating mindfulness presented by a prominent Insight Meditation teacher. Thus through the practice of the brahma viharas we can become participants in the healing and liberation of our world. If we pursue them sincerely as spiritual practice, they work together, complementing and enhancing each other, to lead us to the kind of awakening that we are compelled to share with others.
Boundless Heart: The Buddha's Path of Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity #ad - Compassion, kindness, equanimity, and joy are not only the fruits of the awakened life but also the path to it: attitudes of mind that can be cultivated by anyone willing to set the intention for doing so.
Minding Closely: The Four Applications of MindfulnessSnow Lion #ad - The guided meditations are systematically presented, beginning with very basic instructions, which are then gradually built upon as one gains increasing familiarity with the practice. Bringing his experience as a monk, scientist, and contemplative, Alan Wallace offers a rich synthesis of Eastern and Western traditions along with a comprehensive range of meditation practices interwoven throughout the text.
Stilling the Mind: Shamatha Teachings from Dudjom Lingpa's Vajra EssenceWisdom Publications #ad - In his previous book, the attention Revolution, bestselling author Alan Wallace guided readers through the stages of shamatha, a meditation for focusing the mind. With his trademark enthusiasm and keen intelligence, Wallace makes obscure concepts intelligible to contemporary readers and allows us to glimpse the profound realizations of a great nineteenth-century spiritual adept.
In stilling the mind, he uses the wisdom of Dzogchen--the highest of all the meditation traditions--to open up the shamatha practice into a space of vast freedom. Here, wallace introduces us to dudjom Lingpa's Vajra Essence, one of the most cherished works of the Nyingma school from which Dzogchen stems.
Genuine Happiness: Meditation as the Path to FulfillmentWiley #ad - In genuine happiness, longtime Buddhist practitioner Alan Wallace shows you the path to bliss. Drawing on more than three decades of study under his holiness the dalai Lama and sixty other teachers, as well as 2, 500 years of Buddhist tradition, Alan Wallace guides you step by step through five simple yet powerful meditations to help you focus your mind and open your heart to true happiness.
A gift for all moods and seasons. Daniel goleman, wise, author of emotional intelligence: why It Can Matter More Than IQ"This lucid and rich book offers brillant, and accessible teachings on the essentials of four core meditation techniques that lead one to genuine joy and happiness. Discover your personal path to bliss"this book will give anyone interested in the spectrum of core meditative practices stemming from the Buddhist tradition but in essence universal the deepest of perspectives on what is possible for us as human beings as well as excellent guidance in the essential, time-tested attitudes and practices for actualizing our innate capacity for wisdom, and well-being, compassion, right here and right now.
Genuine Happiness: Meditation as the Path to Fulfillment #ad - Jon kabat-zinn, author of coming to our senses and full Catastrophe Living"In Genuine Happiness, Alan Wallace displays his rare talent in boiling down the complex to the clear and in guiding readers through a practical path to contentment. It is an excellent support for any student of meditation. Sharon salzberg, author of faith: trusting Your Own Deepest ExperienceIn today's overstimulated world, many are realizing that happiness gained through material wealth and frivolous conquests is short-lived.
Featuring a foreword by the Dalai Lama, this book will help you discover that it is possible to experience genuine happiness every day. As you incorporate the meditations from Genuine Happiness into your life, you will discover that the joy you've sought has always been only a few meditative minutes away.
The Seven-Point Mind Training: A Tibetan Method For Cultivating Mind And HeartSnow Lion #ad - It helps us to reexamine our relationships—to family, enemies, friends, and strangers—and gradually transform our responses to whatever life throws our way. At the heart of the seven-point mind training lies the transformation of the circumstances that life brings us, however hard as the raw material from which we create our own spiritual path.
This mind training is especially well-suited for an active life. And yet there is an unlimited potential for meaning and value in this human existence. Looking back after ten, thirty, twenty, years—we wonder what we have really accomplished. The central theme of the seven-point mind Training is to make the liberating passage from the constricting solitude of self-centeredness to the warm kinship with others which occurs with the cultivation of cherishing others.
The Seven-Point Mind Training: A Tibetan Method For Cultivating Mind And Heart #ad - The seven-point mind Training is one eminently practical way of tapping into that meaning. In this society, with its hurly-burly pace demanding of our time, it is ever so easy to let life slip by. The process of simply existing is not necessarily meaningful.
Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of LojongShambhala #ad - Lojong is the tibetan buddhist practice that involves working with short phrases called "slogans" as a way of generating bodhichitta, the heart and mind of enlightened compassion. It's in this spirit that Norman Fischer offers his commentary on the lojong slogans. He applies zen wisdom to them, showing how well they fit in that related tradition, but he also sets the slogans in the context of resonant practices throughout the spiritual traditions.
He shows lojong to be a wonderful method for everyone, or who'd just like to morph into the kind of person who's focused rather than scattered, including those who aren't otherwise interested in Buddhism, who don't have the time or inclination to meditate, generous rather than stingy, and kind rather than thoughtless.
Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong #ad - Though the practice is more than a millennium old, it has become popular in the West only in the last twenty years or so—and it has become very popular indeed, because it's a practice that one can fit very well into an ordinary life, and because it works. Through the influence of pema chödrön, who was one of the first American Buddhist teachers to teach it extensively, the practice has moved out of its Buddhist context to affect the lives of non-Buddhists too.
Dreaming Yourself Awake: Lucid Dreaming and Tibetan Dream Yoga for Insight and TransformationShambhala #ad - That’s the promise of lucid dreaming, which is the ability to alter your own dream reality any way you like simply by being aware of the fact that you’re dreaming while you’re in the midst of a dream. But B. He then goes a step further: moving on to the methods of Tibetan Buddhist dream yoga for using your lucid dreams to attain the profoundest kind of insight.
Some of the greatest of life’s adventures can happen while you’re sound asleep. There is a range of techniques anyone can learn to become a lucid dreamer—and this book provides all the instruction you need to get started. Alan wallace also shows how to take the experience of lucid dreaming beyond entertainment to use it to heighten creativity, to solve problems, and to increase self-knowledge.
The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva PathShambhala #ad - With a touch of imagination, it can be. An imaginative approach to spiritual practice in difficult times, wisdom, through the Buddhist teaching of the six paramitas or "perfections"--qualities that lead to kindness, and an awakened life. In frightening times, we wish the world could be otherwise. Imagination helps us see what’s hidden, and it shape-shifts reality’s roiling twisting waves.
In this inspiring reframe of a classic buddhist teaching, ethical conduct, or “six perfections”—generosity, joyful effort, patience, Zen teacher Norman Fischer writes that the paramitas, meditation, and understanding—can help us reconfigure the world we live in. Ranging from our everyday concerns about relationships, and consumption to our artistic inspirations and broadest human yearnings, ethics, Fischer depicts imaginative spiritual practice as a necessary resource for our troubled times.
Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness#ad - I am delighted by this revised edition, which will benefit all who take its pithy wisdom to heart” - Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche“Khenpo Rinpoche’s text, expertly translated and arranged by Lama Shenpen Hookham, is an eminently practical tool to familiarize ourselves with the notoriously difficult Buddhist notion of emptiness through a gradual approach and make it a personal experience in all its facets” - Karl Brunnholzl .
Each stage in the process prepares the mind for the next in so far as each step is fully integrated into one’s understanding through the meditation process. The progressive stages of meditation on Emptiness is a signature teaching and systematic method of instruction taught by my amazing guru, Khenchen Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche.
Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness #ad - Stong nyid sgom rim is a series of meditation practices on a particular aspect of the Buddha’s teachings. Updated in 2016 by Lama Shenpen Hookham. Progressive stages of meditation on emptiness Tib. The idea is that by beginning with one’s first rather coarse common sense understanding, one progresses through increasingly subtle and more refined stages until one arrives at complete and perfect understanding.
Lama shenpen hookham's skillful presentation of Rinpoche's teaching on these progressive stages so many years ago has been a great and enduring gift to the dharma world. Profound and concise, it is a transformative way for sincere students at any level of study to connect with the experience of shunyata.
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