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Steps On The Path To Enlightenment : a Commentary On Tsongkhapa's Lamrim Chenmo, Volume 4

Author: Lhundub Sopa; James Blumenthal; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Wisdom Publications, 2016.
Series: Steps on the Path to Enlightenment.
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An exploration of the practice of samatha, the style of meditation devoted to focus and attention Geshe Sopa continues his elucidation of Lama Tsongkhapa's masterwork on the Buddhist path with an explanation of the core meditative practice ofsamatha, or calm abiding. Showing how it is absolutely essential for--and goes hand in hand with--the achievement of insight into reality, he gives practical tips for countering  Read more...
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Sopa, Geshe Lhundub.
Steps on the Path to Enlightenment : A Commentary on Tsongkhapa's Lamrim Chenmo.
Somerville : Wisdom Publications, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lhundub Sopa; James Blumenthal; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781614293118 1614293112
OCLC Number: 946536109
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed September 08, 2015).
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Editor's Acknowledgments; Technical Notes; Introduction; 1. Śamatha and Vipaśyanā; 2. Preparing for Śamatha Meditation; 3. Focusing Your Mind; 4. Dealing with Laxity and Excitement; 5. Attaining Śamatha; 6. Śamatha as Part of the Path; Appendix: Outline of the Text; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Also Available from Wisdom Publications by Geshe Lhundub Sopa; About Wisdom Publications.
Series Title: Steps on the Path to Enlightenment.
Responsibility: Lhundub Sopa and James Blumenthal.

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An exploration of the practice of samatha, the style of meditation devoted to focus and attention Geshe Sopa continues his elucidation of Lama Tsongkhapa's masterwork on the Buddhist path with an explanation of the core meditative practice ofsamatha, or calm abiding. Showing how it is absolutely essential for--and goes hand in hand with--the achievement of insight into reality, he gives practical tips for countering sleepiness, agitation, and their more subtle counterparts. Leading us step by step toward deeper levels of concentration, volume 4 of theSteps on the Path to Enlightenmentseries brings readers closer to the ultimate goal of samatha: unlimited and effortless focus.

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