This book collects the teachings of one of the greatest living exemplars of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of meditative contemplation. The author (1904-1989) set up dharma centers in Europe and America and founded the West's first three-year retreat center in France.

Drawn from his writings and oral presentations, the pieces here focus on clarity of mind, the fragility of life, the mind's veils, dualistic fixations, compassion, and the continuous series of experiences beyond death known as the bardo. Kalu Rinpoche is best in his views on meditation practice which in Tibetan means "mental stabilization." In a section titled "Dharma Practice Today," he writes about different practices which comprise the path for liberation.

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