Stages of Meditation

The Dalai Lama; Read by Ken McLeod

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Stages of Meditation is a commentary by the Dalai Lama on a rare text by ninth-century Indian Buddhist scholar Kamalashila that was written in Tibet to correct some Chinese misinterpretations of Buddhism that were influential at the time. Khamalashila's short work is not widely known today, but according to the Dalai Lama, it is a most important text, and is worthy of study by those new to Buddhism because "on the basis of this knowledge you will be able to understand other treatises without great difficulty. This text can be like a key that open the door to all other major Buddhist scriptures."

Throughout the program, the Dalai Lama emphasizes the importance of the logical analysis of scriptures, even if they are in the Buddha's own words. Some teachings, he stresses, "should not be taken literally, but need interpretation." And interpretation is what the Dalai Lama gives in this clear and enjoyable commentary, originally given in 1989 and now translated and published for the first time. Included are such familiar Buddhist themes as training the mind, compassion, identifying the nature of suffering, and the practice of calm abiding.

Those who practice meditation, whether Buddhist or not, will find this a thoughtful and practical guide, written with the Dalai Lama's characteristic warmth and gentleness.

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"For the budding practitioner, there are few teachings more essential or indispensible than Kamalshila's Stages of Meditation" -Foreward Magazine

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The Dalai Lama; Read by Ken McLeod

The Dalai Lama is the spiritual and temoroal leader of the Tibetan people. A Nobel Prize Laureate, he has published many books, including The Meaning of Life and Opening the Eye of New Awareness.

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Stages of Meditation
The Dalai Lama; Read by Ken McLeod

Abridged Digital Audio

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Macmillan Audio
March 2003
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593971502
ISBN10: 1593971508
Audio Run Time: 3:00
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