More and more people are discovering the benefits of meditation. This ancient method has come to be seen as a powerful support for modern life—something that can be practised anywhere, by anyone, of any age or background. There is growing scientific evidence that meditation has a positive effect on our health and wellbeing, and meditation techniques are routinely used in the treatment of stress, depression and a wide range of medical conditions. What Meditation Really Is has been developed by the world-renowned meditation teacher Sogyal Rinpoche after many years of teaching in the West, and with the support of some of his most experienced students.
DVD 1 1 Contentment 2 A Way of Being 3 Experiencing the Natural Mind 4 Essential Instruction on Posture 5 The Essence of the Buddha’s Teachings 6 Mind 7 The Appearance and Essence of Mind 8 The True Purpose of Meditation
DVD 2 9 The Direct Approach 10 An Overview of Meditation 11 The Gradual Approach—Watching the Breath The Three Noble Principles: 12 Good in the Beginning 13 Good in the Middle 14 Good in the End 15 The Three Key Principles of Shamatha: 16 Remaining 17 Mindfulness 18 Awareness 19 Conclusion
DVD 3 20 Applying the Three Principles of Shamatha to Action
The Unifying Practice: 21 Introduction 22 Looking at an Image 23 Reciting a Mantra 24 Watching the Breath 25 The Benefits of Meditation 26 Shamatha with and without Support, Part 1 27 Shamatha with and without Support, Part 2 28 Shamatha without support 29 Integration—Remain in the Space of Mindfulness and Awareness 30 Scientific Research and Spiritual Practice 31 Practising informally