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The New. Meditation. Handbook. MEDITATIONS TO MAKE OUR LIFE. HAPPY AND MEANINGFUL. THARPA PUBLICATIONS. UK • US • CANADA. AUSTRALIA . Meditations to Make Our Life Happy and Meaningful. By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Also available as an audiobook on CD. buy this book online. read an excerpt. The New Meditation Handbook according to the guidelines in A Money Handbook. [Reg. ISBN – Adobe Portable Document format .pdf).
Each of the twenty-one meditation practices has five parts: Or at least being reborn in the hell realms. I am re-reading this book - dipping into it and picking bits out. Showing Gyatso has a solid approach to regularly attending to your meditations and moving upward in them. Community Reviews. Caitlin rated it liked it Jun 19,
When, through our contemplations, the object appears clearly, we leave our analytical meditation and concentrate on the object single-pointedly. This single-pointed concentration is the third part, the actual meditation.
When we first start to meditate, our concentration is poor; we are easily distracted and often lose our object of meditation. Therefore, to begin with, we shall probably need to alternate between contemplation and placement meditation many times in each session. For example, if we are meditating on compassion, we begin by contemplating the various sufferings experienced by living beings until a strong feeling of compassion arises in our heart.
When this feeling arises, we meditate on it single-pointedly. If the feeling fades, or if our mind wanders to another object, we should return to analytical meditation to bring the feeling back to mind. When the feeling of compassion has been restored, we once again leave our analytical meditation and hold the feeling with single-pointed concentration. Both contemplation and meditation serve to acquaint our mind with virtuous objects. The more familiar we are with such objects, the more peaceful our mind becomes.
By training in meditation, and living in accordance with the insights and resolutions developed during meditation, eventually we shall be able to maintain a peaceful mind continuously, throughout our life. More detailed instructions on the contemplations and on meditation in general can be found in Transform Your Life and Joyful Path of Good Fortune. At the end of each session, we dedicate the merit produced by our meditation towards the attainment of enlightenment.
If merit is not dedicated, it can easily be destroyed by anger. By reciting the dedication prayers sincerely at the end of each meditation session, we ensure that the merit we created by meditating is not wasted but acts as a cause of enlightenment. The fifth part of each meditation practice is the subsequent practice.
This consists of advice on how to integrate the meditation into our daily life. It is important to remember that Dharma practice is not confined to our activities during the meditation session; it should permeate our whole life.
We should not allow a gulf to develop between our meditation and our daily life, because the success of our meditation depends upon the purity of our conduct outside the meditation session. We should keep a watch over our mind at all times by applying mindfulness, alertness, and conscientiousness; and we should try to abandon whatever bad habits we may have. Deep experience of Dharma is the result of practical training over a long period of time, both in and out of meditation.
Not that we're looking for an eas This book is not your typical meditation handbook. Not that we're looking for an easy way out, but somehow it didn't exactly feel like it was going to make our life happy or meaningful. Maybe it would. In any case, it would make life a lot busier trying to work it all in. View 2 comments.
Aug 31, Margie rated it liked it Shelves: Not a general introduction to meditation, but rather a book of meditations in a specific Buddhist tradition. May 17, Nick Duretta rated it liked it. These are some basic Buddhist meditations, but it's not a book for someone new to Buddhist teachings. While much of this made sense to me, some of the concepts required deeper understanding. Jun 03, Kristen rated it really liked it.
I loved reading this book. It was a different perspective than I had expected but it was interesting to think in that way. I have a pretty good understanding now of what meditation is, how to meditate, and how analytical and placement meditation can be used to relax and better someones life by reflecting on the values that mean the most.
Sobre el libro: Sin paz interior no hay verdadera felicidad.
Los problemas, el sufrimiento y la infelicidad no existen fuera de la mente, sino que son sensaciones, por lo que forman parte de ella. El libro acerca a un crecimiento espiritual verdadero. Nov 17, Justin Mulvaney rated it liked it. The New meditation handbook is an overview of 21 meditations meanr to dive deeper into buddhist principles.
I picked this up as a primarily secular read, looking for a series of meditations to cultivate more mindfulness and compassion. Things that are good about the book: Introduces an overview of the different types of meditation contemplative vs. For someone looking to spark so The New meditation handbook is an overview of 21 meditations meanr to dive deeper into buddhist principles.
For someone looking to spark some life into a meditation practice, I strongly recommend it. The cons: Lots of modern buddhist mysticism in this, sometimes hard to work around.
This bothered me for a couple of reasons: Buddhism was founded free of mysticism maybe I'm just a buddhism hipster and the fact that some camps of modern buddhism are preaching mystic beliefs that are 2 just plan old bizzare The "realm of hungry ghosts". I skipped a number of meditations that I couldn't adapt to a secular viewpoint.
Mar 19, Timothy Biegel rated it really liked it. I want to give it 4 stars, but my friend on the cover there keeps telling me; "Give it negative four.. Really stick it to me, all I do is sit around all day. I read all this book, even went alphabetically down the glossary. The meditations are pretty basic; if you know what to expect from a Buddhist; but I read the first bit of meat of it; the 21 meditations; in the slammer; so, I was not in my enlightened; relaxing s I want to give it 4 stars, but my friend on the cover there keeps telling me; "Give it negative four..
The meditations are pretty basic; if you know what to expect from a Buddhist; but I read the first bit of meat of it; the 21 meditations; in the slammer; so, I was not in my enlightened; relaxing sanctuary.
I get out and the text, now, the end of it seems so much deeper. I'm laughing inside. There's a little section of proverbs. This book's got everything.
I will verse the concern that the names of everything in this book make the whole thing seem highly translated. I could make more exciting sentence structure in my sleep, but, I'm sounding out these words and names in my head and all the sudden I'm right there in the heart of Buddhaland; Asia. Anyways, no real spoilers in this one. Apr 30, Katy rated it liked it.
This is a book I intend to get to know better, but I have read it through once to be able to get a handle on the theme and what I need to do. It is very interesting and I hope it will help me in improving and grasping my meditation practice. May 07, Ron rated it it was amazing. I continue to use this in my daily practice. Sep 01, Anna rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was my beginner meditation book after suffering from panic attacks and depression during my first year of high school.
I will admit to having these "high hopes" about enlightenment and becoming one and all that - but I was too young to understand. Trying to meditate for the first time was before I had went to bed one night, calming down from school that day, and I remember feeling rejuvenated and light, welcoming these weird sensations in my arms and forehead. My mind always raced no matter This was my beginner meditation book after suffering from panic attacks and depression during my first year of high school.
My mind always raced no matter what I did, and sadly I gave up this fad after a couple of weeks. But I enjoyed reading about reincarnation so much that I wrote 10 pages of notes in one of my journals! The different realms, samsara, nirvana, etc. Being a mythology buff, I found it more entertaining.
Again, I was young and needed something to help me responsibly cope with my inner demons. Today, I haven't seen them since. May 06, Jamie George-holland rated it it was amazing. Best book on Buddhism for starting and sustaining a daily mediation practice. The bulk of the book is a set of 21 meditations, each meditation being the essential points of a major aspect of Buddhist meditation such as meditation on death, compassion, love, boddhichitta, emptiness ect You would take one meditation each day, do the next meditation the next day, and after 21 days start over.
Each meditation is both self contained, but also feeds upon the previous meditations. So each round Best book on Buddhism for starting and sustaining a daily mediation practice. So each round of meditations gets you deeper into the meaning and experience of the 21 meditation presented in this book. Jul 08, James Tyrrell rated it it was ok Shelves: Almost nothing on meditating as such and more a very focused view on a particular branch of very supernatural Buddhist thought.
While some of it was interesting and I'm sure it meant well, ultimately it was a book that promised happiness while threatening a hellish existence for those who didn't follow it's philosophy.
This is one you never put down, brief guides to 21 daily meditations which are the stages of the path in Lamrim the path as outlined by Atisha and Je Tsongkhapa, using page prompts for meditation on compassion, bodhichitta, emptiness, tranquil abiding, and love. It really is a handbook to be used regularly.
I haven't technically read it all, but I skimmed through a lot of the meditations. Gyatso has a solid approach to regularly attending to your meditations and moving upward in them. Definitely a reference I will continue to use. Sep 23, Michael rated it really liked it. I'm not sure if I am or will ever become a Buddhist, but this is an excellent read on meditation.
It provides practical advice and interesting guidance for learning to meditate. More important though, is that it helps one to put "things" in perspective and learn to remove unneeded stress.
Aug 10, Estefany Pinzon rated it it was amazing. Apr 08, Victoria rated it really liked it Shelves: