A Guide to Shamatha and Vipashyana Meditation (PDF)


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Thrangu Rinpoche says that it is good to study Buddhism, but if you don't put it into practice with meditation, it is like accumulating a fortune and then never spending a penny of it. 

This Guide to Shamatha and Vipashyana, often called Tranquillity and Insight meditation, is a precise teaching on how to meditate. The 74 page book gives a clear and consise overview of how to begin doing sitting meditation. Thrangu Rinpoche had spent the last 40 years teaching meditation to both Western and Asian students.

The process of developing good meditation is to begin with Shamatha meditation which is to settle the mind and to gradually train it so that we can rest without becoming overly distracticed by thoughts and emotions.

The second step in developing good meditation with Vipashyana meditation in which we learn how to look directly at the mind and see its true nature. When we are able to do this, we can begin to dimish our disturbing emotions, negative thoughts, and anxieties.

Both these medtations can be done anywhere without a special stting, implements, or empowerments.

In this 73 page book Rinpoche explains meditation in simple, non-technical language based on a meditation traditions that isare over 1,000 years old and has produced many enlightened individuals.

We offer this book free because we believe it is an invaluable book to have and to give to other Buddhist students.

This teaching in book form is available for only $ 3.50 with free shipping (in the US) on this website.

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 11 February, 2022.