By Daniel P. Brown
Many books were released lately relating to mahamudra, or meditation at the essentially transparent nature of the brain. This e-book is diversified within the systematic manner it attracts from quite a few resource texts so one can build a whole, graded course of perform expert by way of an figuring out of the actual hindrances confronted by means of meditators within the West. Dan Brown is a medical psychotherapist who has additionally spent a lot time comparing the stories of meditators on longterm retreats. He is aware the Tibetan literature on mahamudra meditation and has over thirty years of either own meditation event and commentary of the studies of others. He co-wrote, with Ken Wilber and Jack Engler, the ebook Transformations in Consciousness, and he teaches an annual seminar on mahamudra meditation on the Esalen Institute.
Pointing Out the nice Way is a non secular guide that describes the Tibetan Buddhist meditation referred to as mahamudra from the viewpoint of the 'gradual path.' The sluggish direction is a innovative technique of education that's frequently contrasted to surprising attention. As such, this ebook includes a step by step description of the how one can perform, exact descriptions of some of the levels and their meant realizations, and the common difficulties that come up in addition to their treatments. easily positioned, mahamudra meditation consists of penetrative concentration, freed from conceptual elaboration, upon the very nature of unsleeping awareness.
A special characteristic of this e-book is its integrative method of the phases of mahamudra meditation. a couple of works on Buddhist meditation phases usually and mahamudra meditation particularly are already on hand in English, but none, unmarried textual content or remark at the levels of mahamudra meditation, captures the interior adventure of those levels in adequate element to express its richness. This booklet represents the wanted substitute by way of integrating fabric from numerous root texts, functional manuals, and commentaries. one other specific characteristic of this publication is its relational method. it truly is meant as a go back to the unique teacher/student type of educating meditation, that could be greater fitted to Western tradition than the monastic or retreat kind of perform. The ebook distills and codifies the stories of many nice masters who've traversed the trail of meditation to the purpose of ideal mastery.
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