The meditation instructions presented in this book are not something to be read a few times and then put aside — it can be incredibly valuable to familiarise yourself with them and practise them as a life-long goal. If you are dedicated to putting these instructions into practice, your life will have great meaning and purpose. Just a little practice, however, will not necessarily lead to any attainment unless you have an exceptional degree of innate spiritual ability. Just as an acrobat cannot perform continuously, meditation is something you need to practise again and again. Usually you will need great perseverance, commitment and wisdom, along with the skilful guidance of teachers or spiritual friends. After a while, however, your practice will become second-nature and not so much effort will be required; it then becomes a source of joy and great meaning.
about the author
The author, Khentrul Jampahl Lodrö Rinpoche was born in the Golok region of Amdo, in far Eastern Tibet. He has attended over 11 monasteries in Tibet and studied comprehensively in all five Tibetan Buddhist traditions.