The Relaxed Mind
A Seven-step Method for Deepening Meditation Practice
by Dza Kilung Rinpoche
In the late 1990s, shortly after arriving in the United States, it became clear to Dza Kilung Rinpoche that his Western students responded to traditional meditation instructions differently from his students back in Asia. The Westerners didn’t know how to relax — our pressured, fast-paced lifestyles carried over into meditation. The Relaxed Mind contains instructions for the seven-phase meditation practice Dza Kilung Rinpoche developed for students in the West. It’s very traditional, yet adapted to counteract the overwhelming distraction that is becoming a global culture these days, not only in the West. Experienced meditators may be surprised to find their practice deepening through letting go of tension. This is also an excellent meditation manual for any beginner.
Shambhala has an online course on Discovering the Relaxed Mind, more info HERE.
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“The Relaxed Mind is a treasure on the indispensable stages of Buddhist trainings on the mind. It takes us from the beginning steps on the meditation journey all the way to final realization, the perfection of the enlightened nature of the mind. This book has it all. There is no need to look for other trainings.”—Tulku Thondup, author of The Healing Power of Mind and The Heart of Unconditional Love
“Refreshingly clear and simple instructions of the Tibetan path. From beginning meditations to more advanced stages, The Relaxed Mind offers straightforward and wise guidance that is both nourishing and liberating.”—Jack Kornfield, author of Bringing Home the Dharma and A Path with Heart
“Kilung Rinpoche elucidates the entire spectrum of meditation practices from the basic to highest level along with many precious insights applicable to everyday life. This book can change your life.”—Anam Thubten, author of The Magic of Awareness and No Self, No Problem
“A modern meditation masterpiece. Brilliant, accessible and humorous, if you follow the instructions of this profound teacher you will indeed relax into your innate wisdom. The best meditation manual I’ve read in years.”—Lodro Rinzler, author of Sit Like a Buddha and The Buddha Walks into a Bar.