Guided Meditations on the Stages of the Path

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Hardcover $37.50

Snow Lion | Sep 05, 2007 | 224 Pages | 6-1/2 x 7-1/2 | ISBN 9781559392815

  • Hardcover$37.50

    Snow Lion | Sep 05, 2007 | 224 Pages | 6-1/2 x 7-1/2 | ISBN 9781559392815

Praise

“I am very happy to learn that Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron has undertaken to record the analytical meditations on lamrim. As I often tell people, the analytical meditations on the points of the lamrim will transform our minds and enable us to become more compassionate and wise. I encourage people to do these meditations as part of their daily practice.”—H.H. the Dalai Lama

“Ven. Thubten Chodron is someone whose life embodies the virtues of kindness, simplicity, and a clarity of vision which lie at the heart of the Buddha’s teachings. It is these perennial qualities that shine through her writings and touch the hearts of readers all over the world.”—Thupten Jinpa, translator for H.H. the Dalai Lama

“Prayer and aspiration are not enough for deep transformation; reasoning is necessary. Transformation comes from studying the lamrim, thinking about the topics, and doing analytical meditation on them. With a firm grounding in lamrim, we’ll be able to work with our mind no matter what is going on in it or around us. When we do this, our Dharma practice becomes so tasty! We don’t get bored practicing. It becomes very exciting and fascinating.”—Ven. Chodron on the importance of lamrim

“Ven. Chodron is well known for her many clear writings. As the CD shows, she also has a clear, gentle, and calm voice, which makes the selected meditations on the Stages of the Path a delight and also very positive to listen to. . . . If the graduated path, as the lamrim approach is also called, has proven helpful to countless generations of monastics, it is even more important to modern Western lay practitioners who are dealing with a good many more challenges and distractions. I can recommend without reservation both Ven. Chodron’s book and the audiorecording which generously extends over 14 hours.”—Georg Feuerstein, PhD

“Listen and learn as the lighthearted, happy, kind voice of Bikshuni Thubten Chodron guides us along the gradual path to enlightenment. Yes, this wonderful 224-page book is accompanied by a fourteen-hour MP3 CD with no less than 46 meditations! How often have we heard a teacher describe the teachings of the lam-rim and gone away wondering how to put them into practice—and here is a way to actually experience them. No more excuses: Soon the rhythm of meditating becomes as habitual and essential as the morning cuppa. Are you working with distractions? Dealing with mental afflictions? Distinctly possible under this gentle, kindly guidance.”—Mandala Magazine


“I have found few guides through the sometimes-complex practices of Tibetan Buddhism that are this thorough, accessible, and practical. The questions Chodron presents throughout the book and MP3 CD are the types of questions you might want to tape to your bathroom mirror, and she provides enough of them that you could easily start your day contemplating a different question for months. This is not the sort of book that requires a sequential reading; it is superbly organized to provide quick and easy access to any of the concepts you are currently working with, and there is plenty for those at each stage of the path. Even if you are not strictly a student of Tibetan Buddhism, there are enough core spiritual and ethical concepts covered in this book as to make it a worthwhile read for anyone . . . whatever your primary spiritual practice.”—The Feminist Review

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