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  • Published: 15 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781559391061
  • Imprint: Snow Lion
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 184
  • RRP: $49.99

The Practice of Tranquillity and Insight

A Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation



The two types of meditation that form the core of Buddhist spiritual practice are: tranquillity (samatha) meditation aims at stilling the mind, while insight (vipasyana) meditation produces clear vision or insight into the nature of all phenomena. With masterful scholarship, Rinpoche explains this unified system of meditation—what to do, what to avoid, and the stages of deepening meditation—so the practitioner can gauge progress. His teaching is a commentary on the eighth chapter of the Treasury of Knowledge by Jamgon Kongtrul.

  • Published: 15 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781559391061
  • Imprint: Snow Lion
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 184
  • RRP: $49.99

About the author

Khenchen Thrangu

Khenchen Thrangu, born in Tibet in 1933, is one of the foremost teachers of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He travels extensively to teach in North America, Europe, and Asia. He is the former abbot of Rumtek Monastery in India, and currently serves as abbot ofGampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, Canada. He has also established a monastic college in India, two abbeys in Nepal, and a boarding school for Himalayan children in Nepal.

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Praise for The Practice of Tranquillity and Insight

"With masterful scholarship and the ability to make subtle ideas easy to understand and apply in practice, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche explains this unified system of meditation for students both beginning and advanced."—The Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies

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