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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (274 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: The Dalai Lama Narrator: Ken McLeod Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Stages of Meditation is a commentary by the Dalai Lama on a rare text by ninth-century Indian Buddhist scholar Kamalashila. It is a favorite of the Dalai Lama's and he often teaches from this text because on the basis of this knowledge you will be able to understand other treatises without great difficulty. This text can be like a key that opens the door to all other major Buddhist scriptures.

Throughout the program, the Dalai Lama emphasizes the importance of the logical analysis of scriptures, even those in the Buddha's own words. Some teachings, he stresses, should not be taken literally, but need interpretation. And interpretation is what the Dalai Lama presents in this clear and enjoyable commentary. Included are such familiar Buddhist themes as training the mind, compassion, the nature of suffering, and the practice of calm abiding. Those who practice meditation, whether Buddhist or not, will find this a thoughtful and practical guide, written with the Dalai Lama's characteristic warmth and gentleness. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lois | 9/30/2012

    " This is good, but lets face it not many of my friends are into this. You have to want to explore this avenue in order to appreciate it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by John | 11/10/2010

    " HHDL does Master Kamalashila's Stages of Meditation, the source text on which all Tibetan Buddhists meditation teachings are based. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by bubblesm | 4/16/2009

    " Definitely needs a re-read. Heavy material. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mariana | 3/30/2009

    " This book was too analytical. I wasn't ready to read it but someone gave it to me. "

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