Recent Books On Shamatha


Making Friends with Yourself

Imagine having Pema Chödrön sitting in your living room, speaking directly to you. This course, beautifully set in the intimate environment of remote Gampo Abbey, presents Pema teaching how to step outside ourselves to see how our sense of self develops and leads us to negative patterns of thinking.

Taught by: Pema Chödrön

Sit Like a Buddha

Believe what you've heard about meditation: it'll focus your mind, open your heart, and sometimes surprise you with insight. Lodro Rinzler, author of the book Sit LIke a Buddha, guides you through everything you need to establish a meditation practice.

Taught by: Lodro Rinzler

Start Here Now

Meditation expert and New York Times best-selling author Susan Piver has taught thousands of people how to meditate. In this course, Susan distills all of her best advice and tried-and-true techniques into a self-paced program that could change your life.

Taught by: Susan Piver

Discovering the Relaxed Mind

Learn a seven-step meditation practice, concisely and practically adapted from the meditation techniques of three major Buddhist traditions—Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—which Tibetan Buddhism knits into a seamless whole.

Taught by: Dza Kilung Rinpoche


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Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche Reader’s Guide

The importance of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche on the Karma Kagyu tradition quite simply cannot be overstated.  Since he was recognized as a Tulku of the previous Thrangu Rinpoche in 1938 by the 16th Ka...

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Free Downloads from The Core Teachings of the Dalai Lama Series

Sign up for a week of essential teachings from His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama ENTER YOUR EMAIL TO RECEIVE A WEEK OF DAILY READINGS FROM THE CORE TEACHINGS OF THE DALAI LAMA SERIES. From ...

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Developing Equanimity

The Root of Loving-Kindness An excerpt from Stages of Meditation The Way to Meditate on Compassion Compassion is one of the major causes for realizing the state of omniscience. It is importan...

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The Second Vajra Point: Magical Illusion

The Universe and Beings An Excerpt from Finding Rest in Illusion Phenomena are thus revealed as being, in their dreamlike nature, devoid of origin. The root text then explains that they should b...

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Asanga on Personality Types: The Right Meditation for Each One

Asanga discusses a range of issues that relate to different kinds of personality types. One classification of seven types is based on the degree to which an individual may be susceptible to any of five mental afflictions. They are described as: (1) one who has a strong tendency to develop desire; (2)...
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Gen Lamrimpa on Shamatha

The following article is from the Autumn, 2011 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. Go for the stability, then the clarity Q: How can one develop greater clarity without yielding to scattering, tensing up...
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Dealing With Three Types of Laziness

The following article is from the Autumn, 2011 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. by GEN LAMRIMPA, translated and edited by B. ALAN WALLACE We're endlessly creative in finding various avenues for our laziness....
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The Dalai Lama on the Stages of Meditation

The following article is from the Summer, 2003 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. Stages of Meditation by His Holiness the Dalai Lama This extensive explanation of the hows and whys of meditation is a commentary...
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