Shamatha Teachings From Dudjom Lingpa’s Vajra Essence
B. Alan Wallace
In The Attention Revolution, bestselling author Alan Wallace guided readers through the stages of shamatha, a meditation for focusing the mind. Here he uses the wisdom of the Dzogchen—the highest of all the Tibetan meditation traditions—to open up this practice into a space of freedom from hope and fear by introducing us to one of the most cherished works of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, Düdjom Lingpa’s Vajra Essence.
Praise & Reviews
“Stilling the Mindis a much needed, very welcome book on shamatha meditation, a topic pivotal to the Buddhist path from beginning to end. With over forty years of practice and study of Buddhism coupled with a lively, ongoing exploration of Buddhism and science, Dr. Wallace is uniquely qualified to bridge this timeless traditional wisdom and its contemporary Western context. I am confident that these teachings will be of immense benefit.”—Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche
“Wallace’s translation of the shamatha section from Düdjom Lingpa’s Dzogchen tantra known in Tibetan as the Nelug Rangjung is an invaluable contribution to the teachings available to serious Western Buddhist practitioners. Through many spontaneous visions, Düdjom Lingpa received the Buddha’s wisdom-mind heritage directly from the pure land, and thus many hidden mind treasures arose from the expanse of his ever-excellent wisdom mind. I am so thrilled that people have an opportunity to connect with Düdjom Lingpa’s teachings, which are truly unlike any other, and I encourage readers to put these teachings into practice.”—Lama Tharchin Rinpoche
“Alan Wallace brings great wisdom and fresh insight to the teachings of one the great masters of the Nyingma tradition, Düdjom Lingpa. His commentary is wise, thoughtful, and wonderfully compassionate.”—Tsoknyi Rinpoche, author of Fearless Simplicity