Calming the Mind Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Cultivation of Meditative Quiescence (Paperback)

By Gen Lamrimpa, Hart Sprager (Editor), B. Alan Wallace (Translator)
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Description


To stabilize the mind in one-pointed concentration is the basis of all forms of meditation. Gen Lamrimpa was a meditation master who lived in a meditation hut in Dharamsala and who had been called to teach by the Dalai Lama. He leads the meditator step-by-step through the stages of meditation and past the many obstacles that arise along the way. He discusses the qualities of mind that represent each of nine levels of attainment and the six mental powers.

This book was previously titled Shamatha Meditation.

About the Author


Gen Lamrimpa was a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and contemplative who has devoted more than thirty-five years of his life to solitary retreat in the Himalayas, including twenty-one years outside Dharamsala, India, where he died in 2003.



B. Alan Wallace is president of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies. He trained for many years as a monk in Buddhist monasteries in India and Switzerland. He has taught Buddhist theory and practice in Europe and America since 1976 and has served as interpreter for numerous Tibetan scholars and contemplatives, including H. H. the Dalai Lama. After graduating "summa cum laude" from Amherst College, where he studied physics and the philosophy of science, he earned his MA and PhD in religious studies at Stanford University. He has edited, translated, authored, and contributed to more than thirty books on Tibetan Buddhism, medicine, language, and culture, and the interface between science and religion.

Praise For…


"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

"Calming the Mind provides very practical and experientially grounded teachings. Gen Lamrimpa excels in very straightforward explanations."—Tibet Journal


"A step-by-step instruction manual on how to calm a busy mind, cultivate devotion, and bring awareness into each moment of living."—John Tigue, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Daemen College

Product Details
ISBN: 9781559390514
ISBN-10: 1559390514
Publisher: Snow Lion Publications
Publication Date: January 1992
Pages: 152
Language: English