'Stages Of Meditation' is a landmark work on the subject of meditation: a practice that has become popular not only with Buddhist practitioners but with thoughtful people everywhere.
It is based on a key - though little known - work written by the great scholar-saint of the ninth century, Kamalashila, and is extraordinary in just how relevant it is for us today. So much so that the Dalai Lama tells us: "We are all fortunate to be able to study this wonderful text. It would be wise on our part to learn its guiding principles and try to transform our lives".
In 'Stages Of Meditation', His Holiness offers his highly practical views on meditation: how to do it, the various different procedures and approaches we can take, what we and others may gain from it. He explains how we can develop a spiritual path in a proper sequence rather than in a scattered, piecemeal fashion. He also shows the importance of building up both method and wisdom, as well as cultivating compassion and "special insight" as we train our minds.
This impressive and stimulating book brings the Dalai Lama - one of the world's most popular and pragmatic spiritual leaders - to the huge audience of people around the globe who are now practicing meditation.