Khenchen Thrangu was born in Tibet in 1933. He has founded numerous monasteries and nunneries, schools for Tibetan children, and medical clinics. He has taught extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, and is the abbot of Gampo Abbey. He was appointed by the Dalai Lama to be the personal tutor for the Seventeenth Karmapa.
"A practical handbook for advanced meditators that discusses the subtleties of shamatha and vipashyana meditation, particularly their stages and the methods for working with obstacles."-- Buddhadharma