"In the late 1990s, shortly after arriving in the United States, it became clear to Dza Kilung Rinpoche that his Western students were unable to progress in meditation as well as his students had back in Asia--and he realized that was because the pace of Western life made it difficult for them to relax. The Relaxed Mind contains instructions for the seven-phase meditation practice Dza Kilung Rinpoche developed for Westerners. It's very traditional but adapted to help those of us who live in a culture of distraction. The method is a way for tense meditators to relax and deepen their practice--but it's also an excellent meditation manual for any beginner."
""The Relaxed Mind" is a treasure on the indispensible stages of Buddhist trainings on the mind. It takes us from the beginning steps on the meditation journey all the way to final realization, the perfection of the enlightened nature of the mind. This book has it all. There is no need to look for other trainings." Tulku Thondup, author of "The Healing Power of Mind" and "The Heart of Unconditional Love" "Refreshingly clear and simple instructions of the Tibetan path. From beginning meditations to more advanced stages, "The Relaxed Mind" offers straightforward and wise guidance that is both nourishing and liberating." Jack Kornfield, author of "Bringing Home the Dharma" and" A Path with Heart" "Kilung Rinpoche elucidates the entire spectrum of meditation practices from the basic to highest level along with many precious insights applicable to everyday life. This book can change your life." Anam Thubten, author of" The Magic of Awareness "and "No Self, No Problem" "A modern meditation masterpiece. Brilliant, accessible, and humorous, if you follow the instructions of this profound teacher you will indeed relax into your innate wisdom. The best meditation manual I ve read in years." Lodro Rinzler, author of" Sit Like a Buddha" and "The Buddha Walks into a Bar""
H.E. DZA KILUNG TULKU JIGME RINPOCHE is head of Kilung Monastery in the Dzachuka region of Kham, Tibet. Since 1999 he has divided his time between Tibet and his U.S. home base in Whidbey Island, Washington, from which he teaches throughout the United States and the world. He also directs the Kilung Foundation, which supports educational, cultural, and humanitarian projects in Tibet.