The two types of meditation that form the core of Buddhist spiritual practice are: tranquillity (samatha) meditation aims at stilling the mind, while insight (vipasyana) meditation produces clear vision or insight into the nature of all phenomena. With masterful scholarship, Rinpoche explains this unified system of meditation—what to do, what to avoid, and the stages of deepening meditation—so the practitioner can gauge progress. His teaching is a commentary on the eighth chapter of the Treasury of Knowledge by Jamgon Kongtrul.
Khenchen Thrangu is one of the foremost teachers of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and is the tutor of the Seventeenth Karmapa. He is the former abbot of Rumtek Monastery in India and currently serves as abbot of Gampo… More about Khenchen Thrangu
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“With masterful scholarship and the ability to make subtle ideas easy to understand and apply in practice, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche explains this unified system of meditation for students both beginning and advanced.”—The Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies