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Go-mang Concentrations and Formless Absorptions

 

Jam-yang-shay-pa's Great Exposition of the Concentrations and Formless Absorptions: References scattered throughout. Leah Zahler. Study and Practice of Meditation: Tibetan Interpretations of the Concentrations and Formless Absorptions, (Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion Publications, 2009).

 

Kon-chok-jik-may-wang-po’s (1728-1791), Condensed Statement of (Jam-yang-shay-pa's) "Great Exposition of the Concentrations and Formless Absorptions": An Excellent Vase of Eloquence Presenting the Concentrations and Formless Absorptions. Translation by Leah Zahler. Study and Practice of Meditation: Tibetan Interpretations of the Concentrations and Formless Absorptions, (Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion Publications, 2009), 351-446. DOWNLOAD TRANSLATION HERE.

 

Tsong-kha-pa Lo-sang-drak-pa's Notes on the Concentrations and Formless Absorptions (bsam gzugs zin bris). Translation by Leah Zahler. Study and Practice of Meditation: Tibetan Interpretations of the Concentrations and Formless Absorptions, (Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion Publications, 2009). DOWNLOAD TRANSLATION HERE.

 

Materials From Other Monastic Colleges

Translation by Leah Zahler of the section on the concentrations and formless absorptions in Pan-chen So-nam-drak-pa's General Meaning of the Perfection of Wisdom: Lati Rinbochay, Denma Locho Rinbochay, Leah Zahler, and Jeffrey Hopkins. Meditative States in Tibetan Buddhism (rev. ed., Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1997).

 

Den-ma-lo-cho on the Concentrations and Formless Absorptions from Pan-chen So-nam-drak-pa's General Meaning of the Perfection of Wisdom, audio recordings at University of Virginia 1977, Tibetan with English translation by Jeffrey Hopkins.

 

La-ti Jang-chub-tshul-trim's Lectures on calm abiding, four concentrations, and four formless absorptions (audio recordings at University of Virginia 1976, Tibetan with English translation by Jeffrey Hopkins).