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Tibetan Buddhist Meditation

by Sangharakshita

This lecture gives an outline of Tibetan meditation, in the context of the five stages common to all Buddhist meditation systems, and concludes with a description of the Green Tara visualisation practice.

Talk given in 1968.

This talk is part of the series An Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.

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1. Buddhist meditation (5:55) 
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2. The withdrawl of the mind from the senses (4:04) 
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3. Suppression of the hindrances to meditation (10:07) 
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4. Elimination of discursive thought (4:39) 
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5. Development of higher states of awareness (2:28) 
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6. The arising of Insight (3:17) 
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7. What Tantric meditation is (4:20) 
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8. What is transmitted? (5:40) 
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9. Initiations (3:49) 
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10. Acquisition of the three kayas (4:18) 
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11. Correspondences between: initiations, body, speech, and mind, and the three kayas; (1:51) 
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12. Initiations and four yogas (4:32) 
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13. The unorganised nature of the material (3:14) 
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14. Introduction to the Green Tara practice (5:00) 
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15. Going for Refuge (3:51) 
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16. Brahma Viharas (2:09) 
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17. Meditation on shunyata (1:49) 
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18. Visualisation of the 'seed syllable' (1:57) 
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19. Green Tara herself (5:54) 
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20. The mantra (2:16) 
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21. Dissolving (1:52) 
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22. Tara and the voidness (shunyata) (2:05) 
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23. Dedication of merits (0:50) 
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24. Simplifying the practice (3:30) 
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25. Integrating practice into daily life (3:11) 


Total running time: 1:32:38

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