From the publisher :
The Foundation of Buddhist Meditation by Yen. Kalu
Rinpoche was first published as a pamphlet by us in
1973. In 1981 it was included in an anthology Four
Essential Buddhist Texts, which was reprinted in 1982
and in booklet form in 1992. Now we are pleased to
bring out this new format in response to persistent
The Foundation of Buddhist Meditation outlines
the basic meditation practices common to all sects of
The late Yen. Kalu Rinpoche, the head of the
Shang-pa Kagyu tradition, was one of Tibet's foremost
living meditation masters, and has guided hundreds
of disciples through three-year retreats in many countries.
It is hoped that this meditation manual will
provide the reader with a deeper insight into the
complex scope of Tibetan Buddhist thought and
Introduction from the Author ( Kalu Rinpoche ) :
In this manual, the four teachings which motivate
religious practice and the attributes of the Three
Jewels are explained. If one completely understands
the significance of all these things, one will turn away
from the cycle of existence and strive to procure
freedom, will believe in action and result (karma),
and will either obtain Buddhahood in this life or will
become free of this cycle, etc. Moreover when many
positive qualities are cultivated, one will consolidate a
basis for the holy Dharma. So, please, don't just
penetrate the significance of all three things, but, in
addition, strive at Dharma practice.
This book, was written by myself, Kalu Rinpoche
(Karma Drub-gyud Ten-dzin) for the benefit of all
who practice the Dharma. Ken McLoed of Canada
did the translation from the Tibetan into English,
after which Kungo Losang Lhalungpa checked and
corrected the translation manuscript.
May this work deliver many sentient beings from
the ocean of suffering, this cycle of existence; may
they attain the Castle of Buddha.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 19 December, 2021.