By Tony Duff
It is a e-book of teachings on tips to do a whole consultation of meditation. The e-book is a compilation made by means of Lama Tony to aid those that wish to education meditation within the Kagyu or Nyingma method. It emphasizes the sensible type of guide present in the Kagyu culture if you happen to really are looking to do anything with the brain. It intentionally avoids the scholarly type taught in another Tibetan Buddhist traditions and focusses at once on operating at once with one’s personal brain. still, the e-book is especially specific and transparent approximately the entire key issues considering meditation practice.
The ebook emphasizes the Kagyu technique specifically. Lama Tony has got teachings from many Kagyu masters and used his wisdom of the culture as a foundation for making the booklet for his personal scholars. Tony chosen vital texts from Gampopa and different early masters to set clarify the foundation for meditation. Tony used to be Mingyur Rinpoche’s first translator and translated a lot of his teachings so a few them have been used for the particular directions on meditation inside the ebook. Lama Tony further different, helpful teachings in line with the vast teachings he has bought over a long time from many, diversified Kagyu masters, reminiscent of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. the result's a e-book that encompasses a entire instructing on how one can do an entire consultation of meditation within the type of the Kagyu tradition.
The booklet starts with a size creation by way of Lama Tony that's a instructing in its personal correct. Mingyur Rinpoche loves to train technological know-how and realized loads of what he does understand from a lot time spent with Lama Tony, who has a Ph.D. in molecular biology. Lama Tony writes a long piece approximately what can and can't usefully be acquired from technological know-how by way of dharma perform. this could be of genuine curiosity to Westerners, particularly those that think that technological know-how has whatever to provide Buddhist perform. Following the advent, there's a lengthy bankruptcy on buddha nature, that's offered through the use of a good portion of Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen’s rationalization of the floor in his well-known Mountain Dharma textual content. this article is frequently taught via Kagyu experts with the intention to exhibit the that means of buddha nature. this can be the 1st time that this a part of Dolpopa’s textual content has been totally translated and released. Following that, there's a bankruptcy containing an unpublished paintings of Gampopa that lays out the complete Kagyu direction. Following that's the seminal textual content written by means of Gampopa that units out his educating of the 4 Dharmas of Gampopa. This additionally has no longer been released up to now. the following bankruptcy is a transparent educating as a rule Kagyu direction by way of Mingyur Rinpoche that's according to Gampopa’s 4 Dharmas. all of the chapters thus far were for environment the level for the particular teachings on meditation.
The rest of the publication is taken up with real teachings on how one can do a whole consultation of meditation. This a part of the e-book is established round the instructing on what's known as “The 3 Excellences”. Any entire set of meditation will start with the initial practices of taking shelter and arousing enlightenment brain. Lama Tony has written a bankruptcy in this. Following that, there's the most perform, which within the Kagyu procedure of meditation, may be shamatha-vipashyana perform that finally ends up in Mahamudra attention. There are a number of, sizeable chapters that hide all of the themes concerned. those chapters depend for the main half on Mingyur Rinpoche’s educating. an entire consultation of meditation will finish with the 3rd excellence, that is commitment. For this, there's a brief bankruptcy written via Lama Tony in line with teachings acquired from many Kagyu gurus.
The booklet is sort of various from many of the books on meditation which are on hand so far. Lama Tony has used his wide wisdom of the Kagyu culture and of Tibetan literature to assemble a publication that provides the culture effectively by means of together with seminal works of early masters and mixing them with modern day teachings. someone who practises meditation will locate this ebook worthy in lots of other ways and Kagyu practitioners specifically will locate it most beneficial. additionally, the complete publication corresponds to what Mingyur Rinpoche has set out as his first point of educating for his personal scholars; it will likely be a “must learn” for them.
The publication comprises translations of the subsequent text:
Mountain Dharma, An Ocean of Definitive that means” through Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsan, flooring part
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Furthermore, vipashyana is not done as a logical enquiry that leads eventually to a direct perception of reality. Instead, your guru shows you the essence of your own mind, which is naturallyexisting shamatha and vipashyana, already unified. This practice of shamatha and vipashyana does not rely on step-wise development of the practices and does not rely on logical examination of reality. Instead, you are shown the innate reality of your own mind and are shown how to rest within that directly. T H E M A IN PR AC T IC E learn and practice two sets of key points: the key points of the body; and the key points of the mind.
One way is to divide it into two types called, “fictional bodhicitta” and “superfactual bodhicitta”. Fictional bodhicitta is the rational mind that thinks, “I want to set every sentient being at the level of a buddha”. It functions within and deals with the fictional level of reality. Superfactual bodhicitta is the beyond-rational mind that functions within and relates to the factual reality which is superior to fictional reality. This bodhicitta is connected with the sugatagarbha, the inner core of mind that is the nature of enlightenment.
I must listen to sounds”. ” If that happens, you have not understood the key points of this type of meditation. If you do understand them, then you will understand that everything can be turned into an aid to meditation. The key point here is that distraction itself is the means by which mindfulness is developed. Thus distraction is all right as long as it becomes the cause of mindfulness. If you understand this well, then everything can be turned into an aid to meditation. And then, no matter where you are, you can always be happy.
A Complete Session of Meditation by Tony Duff