How to Practice Shamatha Meditation


Subtitle: The Cultivation of Meditative Quiescence
Author: Gen Lamrimpa
Translated by: B. Alan Wallace
Softcover ~ 148 pages

Gen. Lamrimpa, Ven. Jampal Tenzin (1934-2004), was a close disciple of H.H. the Dalai Lama. He lived in meditative solitude in the mountains high above Dharamsala, India where he gained a reputation for his deep experience of the "stages of the path" practices. He was renowned as an accomplished practitioner of meditative stabilization and tummo (psychic heat) as well as other tantric meditations.

During the 1988 one-year retreat in the Pacific Northwest, a group of Western meditators devoted themselves to the practice of meditative quiescence (shamatha). This book is a record of the oral teachings he gave to this group at the outset of the retreat.