The practice of meditation
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
In the summer of 1967, the Ling Tibetan Center began its activity under the direction of the Venerable Trungpa Rinpoche. Since then, he has given numerous lectures and talks on various aspects of the fundamental teachings of Buddhism. Many of those speeches were recorded on tape. This book contains a selection of such teachings which are, in our opinion, of great use to those interested in the way of meditation. The text is written with clarity and simplicity, and there is a great depth of thought in it.
Anyone who reads this book, whether he has recently begun to take an interest in the subject, or has been trying to follow the path for years, will find great use in the work. However, it should be borne in mind that meditation instruction requires a personal relationship between teacher and student. There are, however, some variations in the different techniques that depend on the personality of the teacher and the inclinations of the student.
This is particularly evident in the breathing and concentration techniques and also in the different physical positions adopted during the practice of meditation. Therefore, the instructions contained in this book can have above all an indicative value and a preparatory utility.