How to Meditate A Practical Guide

ISBN-10: 0861713419

ISBN-13: 9780861713417

Edition: 2nd 2006

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List price: $16.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Publication date: 10/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Ordained since the late 1970s, Ven. Robina has worked full time since then for Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche's FPMT. Over the years she has served as editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of Mandala Magazine, executive director of Liberation Prison Project, and as a touring teacher of Buddhism. Her life and work with prisoners have been featured in the documentary films Chasing Buddha and Key to Freedom.

Mind and Meditation
Why Meditate?
What Is Meditation?
Establishing a Meditation Practice
Advice for Beginners
The Meditation Session
Common Problems
Meditations on the Mind
Meditation on the Breath
Meditation on the Clarity of the Mind
Meditation on the Continuity of the Mind
Analytical Meditations
About Analytical Meditation
Meditation on Emptiness
Appreciating our Human Life
Meditation on Impermanence
Death Awareness Meditation
Meditation on Karma
Purifying Negative Karma
Meditation on Suffering
Equanimity Meditation
Meditation on Love
Meditation on Compassion and Tonglen (Giving and Taking)
Dealing with Negative Energy
Visualization Meditations
About Visualization
Body of Light Meditation
Simple Purification Meditation
Meditation on Tara, the Buddha of Enlightened Activity
Meditation on Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion
Inner Heat Meditation
Prayers and Other Devotional Practices
About Devotion
Explanation of the Prayers
A Short Meditation on the Graduated Path to Enlightenment
Meditation on the Buddha
Meditation on the Healing Buddha
Meditation on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation
Prayer to Tara
Vajrasattva Purification
The Eight Mahayana Precepts
Prostrations to the Thirty-five Buddhas
Suggested Further Reading
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