Stilling the Mind: Shamatha Teachings from Dudjom Lingpa's Vajra Essence

Stilling the Mind: Shamatha Teachings from Dudjom Lingpa's Vajra Essence

by B. Alan Wallace
     
 

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In his previous book, The Attention Revolution, bestselling author Alan Wallace guided readers through the stages of shamatha, a meditation for focusing the mind. In Stilling the Mind, he uses the wisdom of Dzogchen—the highest of all the meditation traditions—to open up the shamatha practice into a space of vast freedom. Here, Wallace

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In his previous book, The Attention Revolution, bestselling author Alan Wallace guided readers through the stages of shamatha, a meditation for focusing the mind. In Stilling the Mind, he uses the wisdom of Dzogchen—the highest of all the meditation traditions—to open up the shamatha practice into a space of vast freedom. Here, Wallace introduces us to Dudjom Lingpa's Vajra Essence, one of the most cherished works of the Nyingma school from which Dzogchen stems. With his trademark enthusiasm and keen intelligence, Wallace makes obscure concepts intelligible to contemporary readers and allows us to glimpse the profound realizations of a great nineteenth-century spiritual adept.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780861716906
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
620,249
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Brian Hodel is a freelance journalist and book editor. He has collaborated with B. Alan Wallace on many books including Stilling the Mind, Embracing Mind, Dreaming Yourself Awake, and Contemplative Science.

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