For thousands of years, Tibetan Buddhist meditators have used this painting to guide them through the nine essential stages of meditation concentration (shamatha), in order to acquire true comprehension through a state of insight (vipashyana). Reproductions of this image can be found in temples, monasteries, and teaching centers all over the world. Based on instructions originally given by Buddha Maitreya, this painting faithfully represents the essential steps towards establishing a truly effective practice of meditation.
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even though the poster was in a stiff cardboard tube. It appears when it was inserted into the tube it got wrinkled.
Practical steps illustrated through beautiful artwork
Arrived in protective poster tube. Took it to Kink's and $11.95 later a beautiful flat vibrant laminated poster for contemplation, motivation and surrender
The poster came in perfect condition and is wonderful to meditate upon. A great reminder on the stages and eliminating the ego judging progress. Thank you!
I enjoy this poster because every little bit of it has a depth of value to contemplate and meditate upon. So many aspects and details and yet a singular focused process. An expression of the fabulous relationship of order and chaos. Thank you much.