Zopa Rinpoche specifically compiled A Daily Meditation on
Shakyamuni Buddha for beginner Buddhist practitioners to use as
the basis of a formal meditation practice. In this revised version, Rinpoche
has reorganized some of the prayers and, in particular, has added an extensive
explanation of the visualizations to be done while taking refuge. Drawn from
Phabongkha Rinpoche’s Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, for each of
the objects of refuge—Guru, Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha—there are visualizations
for purifying negative karma, increasing qualities, and coming under the
guidance of that object of refuge.
“How to Meditate on the Graduated Path to Enlightenment,” the practices
contained in this booklet prepare the mind for lamrim meditation by purifying
negative karma and collecting extensive merits—the two main causes for
attaining the realizations of the path to enlightenment (renunciation,
bodhichitta, and the right view of emptiness).
practice can also be used as a basis for engaging in the preliminary practices
of accumulating 100,000 prostrations, mandala offerings, and so forth.
Staple binding, 36 pages, 2018 edition.
Download Advice for Prostrations from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Rinpoche's most current advice on how to
gain the most benefit from prostrations, to supplement this text.
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