How to Practice Shamatha Meditation: The Cultivation of Meditative Quiescene (Paperback)
In 1988, Gen Lamrimpa, a Tibetan monk, led a one-year retreat in the Pacific Northwest, during which a group of Western meditators devoted themselves to the practice of meditative quiescence (shamatha). This book is a record of the oral teachings he gave to this group at the outset of the retreat. The teachings are brought to life by Gen Lamrimpa's warmth, humor, and extensive personal experience as a contemplative recluse. An invaluable practical guide for those seeking to develop greater attentional stability and clarity, this work will be of considerable interest to meditators, psychologists, and all others who are concerned with the potentials of the human mind.
About the Author
Gen Lamrimpa, Ven. Jampal Tenzin (1934 2004), was a close disciple of H.H. the Dalai Lama. He lived in meditative solitude in the mountains high above Dharamsala, India, where he gained a reputation for his deep experience.
"It is Gen Lamrimpa's familiarity with meditation on a deep experiential level that makes his teachings so valuable and this a book to be recommended."—Tibetan Review
"How to Practice Shamatha Meditation provides very practical and experientially grounded teachings."—Tibet Journal