Stages of Meditation: The Buddhist Classic on Training
Stages of Meditation: The Buddhist Classic on Training the Mind. The Dalai Lama explains the principles of meditation in a practice-oriented format especially suited to Westerners. Includes a translation and extensive commentary on the middle section of the Bhavanakrama by Kamalashila, one of his favorite texts. Topics include the nature of mind, how to develop compassion and loving-kindness, calm abiding wisdom, and how to establish a union of calm abiding and special insight.