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The Essentials of Buddhist Meditation

The Essentials for Practicing Calming-and-Insight & Dhyana Meditation

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The Essentials of Buddhist Meditation
By Shramana Zhiyi (Chih-i)
- (538-597 ce)

Master Zhiyi is the Tiantai Mountain meditation master, exegete, and teachings-school founder. His Essentials for Practicing Calming-and-Insight and Dhyana Meditation is a calming-and-insight (samatha-vipasyana) meditation manual deeply rooted in the early Indian Buddhist meditation tradition. It offers probably what is the most reliable, comprehensive, and practically-useful Buddhist meditation instruction currently available in English.

Translation by Bhikshu Dharmamitra. Includes facing-page source text in both traditional and simplified scripts.
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236 pages, paper, 6" x 9"

ISBN 978-1-935413-00-4


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