Step by Step: Basic Buddhist Meditations (Revised)


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$16.95  $15.76
Wisdom Publications
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author

Geshe Namgyal Wangchen was born in Tibet in 1934 and educated at Drepung Monastary. In 1959, along with His Holiness the Dalia Lama and 100,000 other Tibetans, he fled the Chinese occupation of his homeland. During the 1980's he began teaching Western students in London, England. He now lives and teaches in the reestablished Drepung Monastery in India.


"Geshe Wangchen is one of those rare teachers who was trained in Old Tibet, and carries the lineages and blessings of the great masters who accompanied the Dalai Lama into exile in 1959. In some ways he is special within that very elite circle of great teachers, because he also has the distinction of having been chosen by the Dalai Lama to teach in the West for a number of years. His most wonderful book, Step By Step, reflects this multidimensional aspect of his background. It embodies the profound training and intense realization of that is the legacy of Tibet, with the easy access quality of modern Buddhist teachers in the West. Indeed, it is a delight for all of those with the auspicious destiny to encounter it, providing a dramatic and thrilling guide to the foundational practices leading to higher consciousness and enlightenment."--Glenn H. Mullin, author of The Fourteen Dalai Lamas
"If you had to choose only ten Buddhist books to keep for this lifetime, this would have to be one of them! A sweeping statement, you say, but Wisdom's publishing of this gem provides a golden opportunity for new (and old) readers to practice some life-changing meditations, described for us in simple, direct style. We all want to be able to incorporate meditation into our busy lives, and Geshe Wangchen shows us exactly how to do it. Based on the teachings of the great Lama Tsongkhapa, this life-changing book presents time-tested ways of dealing with all sorts of mental sufferings: depression, anxiety and that bug-bear low self-esteem. Such an accessible page-turner."-- "Mandala Editor's Choice"
"Replete with excellent guidance on Mahayana practice."-- "The Tibet Journal"