What meditation really is

More and more people are discovering the benefits of meditation.

This ancient method has come to be seen as a powerful support for modern life—something that can be practised anywhere, by anyone, of any age or background.

There is growing scientific evidence that meditation has a positive effect on our health and wellbeing, and meditation techniques are routinely used in the treatment of stress, depression and a wide range of medical conditions.

What Meditation Really Is has been developed by the world-renowned meditation teacher Sogyal Rinpoche after many years of teaching in the West, and with the support of some of his most experienced students.

This unique program is based on the wisdom of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition,making the benefits of meditation available to everybody.


Sogyal Rinpoche

Sogyal RinpocheSogyal Rinpoche is one of the best-known meditation teachers of our time.

Born and brought up in Tibet, he has spent the past 35 years travelling widely in the West, sharing the timeless wisdom of the Buddha's teachings and explaining how meditation can be of greatest benefit in today's fast-paced world.

Rinpoche has a remarkable gift for presenting meditation in a way that is authentic, accessible and relevant to modern men and women. Drawing on the profound experience of the Tibetan tradition, he offers a powerful glimpse of the transformative potential of meditation, and addresses the challenges of life with humour and insight.

His groundbreaking book, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, has been acclaimed as a spiritual classic. At a time when more and more of us are seeking inspiration and the tools to live with more wisdom and compassion, the book offers answers to many of our deeper questions. Almost three million copies have been printed in 34 languages, and the book is available in 80 countries. It has been adopted by colleges, groups and institutions, both medical and religious, and is used extensively by nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals.