Steps on the Path to Enlightenment, Vol. 4

A Commentary on Tsongkhapa's Lamrim Chenmo, Volume 4: Śamatha
Foreword by
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

An exploration of the practice of śamatha, the style of meditation devoted to focus and attention.



224 pages, 6x9 inches


ISBN 9781614292876

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ISBN 9781614293118

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“In this fourth volume of the commentary Steps on the Path to Enlightenment, Geshe Sopa draws from his extraordinary erudition and meditative experience to further elucidate this indispensable aspect of Buddhist meditation, which is all too often overlooked or marginalized in contemporary Buddhist practice. This should be carefully studied and practiced by all those who wish to proceed along the Buddhist path to enlightenment.”—B. Alan Wallace, author of Stilling the Mind

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 11:32 -- landerson

Geshe Sopa continues his elucidation of Lama Tsongkhapa's masterwork on the Buddhist path with an explanation of the core meditative practice of śamatha, or calm abiding.

Showing how it is absolutely essential for—and goes hand in hand with—the achievement of insight into reality, he gives practical tips for countering sleepiness, agitation, and their more subtle counterparts. Leading us step by step toward deeper levels of concentration, volume 4 of the Steps on the Path to Enlightenment series brings readers closer to the ultimate goal of śamatha: unlimited and effortless focus.