The Meditation Handbook  -  Meditations to Make Our Life Happy and Meaningful

The Meditation Handbook - Meditations to Make Our Life Happy and Meaningful

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Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Publisher: New Age Books
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 215
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788178220666


This book makes you aware and deepens your insight about - What is meditation and how does it work? How to integrate meditation into our daily life. How to find lasting peace and happiness through meditation.

This inspiring introduction to Buddhist meditation provides essential background material on meditation - why we need to meditate, how to prepare for meditation, and how to enjoy a successful meditation session - and teaches twenty-one easy-to-follow meditations, which together form the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment.

By following the practical advice given in this book we can transform our mind, fulfil our true human potential, and find lasting peace and happiness.


"The author summarises the whole meditation with the help of an analogy of field .... It is a good reading and for every spiritual aspirant it can be a constant companion."

"....a great-help to those interested in meditation." - Prabuddha Bharata



Part One – Foundation

1. What is Meditation
2. The Benefits of Meditation
3. How to Begin Meditation
4. Background Knowledge Required for Meditation
5. How to Meditate

Part Two – The Twenty-one Meditations
The Initial Scope

6. Our Precious Human Life
7. Death and Impermanence
8. The Danger of Lower Rebirth
9. Refuge Practice
10. Actions and their Effects

The Intermediate Scope

11. Developing Renunciation for Samsara

The Great Scope

12. Developing Equanimity
13. Recognizing that all living beings are out Mothers
14. Remembering the Kindness of Living Beings
15. Equalizing Self and Others
16. The Disadvantages of Self-Cherishing
17. The Advantages of Cherishing Others
18. Exchanging Self with others
19. Great Compassion
20. Taking
21. Wishing Love
22. Giving Bodhichitta
23. Tranquil Abiding
24. Superior Seeing
25. Relying upon a Spiritual Guide


26. Appendix I – Prayers for Meditation
27. Appendix II – A Commentary to the Preparatory Practices
28. Appendix III – A Special Breathing Meditation
29. Appendix IV – A Suggested Retreat Schedule
30. Appendix V – The Commitments of Going for Refuge
31. Appendix VI – A Traditional Meditation on Emptiness
32. Appendix VII – The Kadampa way of life
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