The two types of meditation that form the core of Buddhist spiritual practice are: tranquility (shamatha) meditation aims at stilling the mind, while insight (vipashyana) 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.
"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
Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche is one of the most respected scholars of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He is recognized for not only having a tremendous scholarly background, but also for having great meditative insight into the Buddhist teachings and the ability to make these teachings accessible to Western students.
170 pages. Paperback.