Synopsis: A vivid and detailed exposition of the meditative practices used for developing a calm mind that is alertly powerful and capable of gaining insight into reality. This book is replete with technical detail from the highly developed scholastic and yogic tradition of Tibet.
With precision and lucidity, two of the most prominent modern Gelugpa Lamas - Lati Rinpoche and Denma Locho Rinpoche - discuss step-by-step the progressive stages of meditation, providing us with practical anecdotes to the various obstacles that may arise. Drawing on classic texts by Asanga, Maitreya, and Lama Tsong Khapa on the concentrations and the formless absorptions, these two Lamas bring alive these important topics. This new edition of Meditative States also contains a revised translation of Panchen Sonam Drakpa`s Explanation of the Concentrations and Formless Absorptions, from his well-known treatise the General Meaning of Maitreya`s Ornament for Clear Realization.