The Truth about Enlightenment How to Find Egolessness Nonduality and Wisdom on the Buddhist Path coverThe Truth about Enlightenment
How to Find Egolessness, Nonduality, and Wisdom on the Buddhist Path
by Fred H. Meyer, MD
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Enlightenment is real, and you can attain it. The Truth about Enlightenment is a direct, accessible, and authentic account of the progressive spiritual insights along the Buddhist path—insights that reveal enlightenment itself.

If you’ve ever wanted to know what egolessness, emptiness, or nonduality really mean, how they differ from one another, and how to attain these and other core insights, The Truth about Enlightenment is a practical guidebook, written from direct personal experience, that will help these experiences come alive for you.

In simple, personal language, physician and longtime Zen and Tibetan Buddhist practitioner Fred H. Meyer, MD, describes each of the pivotal insights that lead to enlightenment. Drawing on his own life experiences, encounters with his teacher, the renowned meditation master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and teachings from great masters throughout the Buddhist canon, Meyer describes how these insights relate to one another, what makes them challenging, and how they represent a progressively unfolding realization of our own true nature.

Throughout, Meyer emphasizes that enlightenment is for everyone, and that the wholehearted aspiration to realize it is the only qualification we need.

Don't Give Up Until You DoDon’t Give Up Until You Do:
From Mindfulness to Realization on the Buddhist Path
by Fred H. Meyer, MD
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The Buddhist experience of realization―and beyond that, enlightenment―is not reserved for monks on distant mountaintops. It is your birthright and can become the way you view yourself and the world.

With warmth and simplicity, Don’t Give Up Until You Do presents key experiences of the Buddhist path in a down-to-earth fashion. Dr. Fred Meyer shares his wholehearted approach to attaining enlightenment and offers guidance, free of religiosity, on central Buddhist insights―from the spiritual power of humor to the dangers of possessive love to the challenge of experiencing egolessness.

Full of lively personal stories and direct advice, this practical guide will show you how the mind of realization affects every part of your daily life, from washing the dishes to coping with the aging process. The joy of realization is waiting for you―the desire to understand your own true nature is the only qualification you need.

Published: 2012
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 978-0738732848
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In the Buddha's RealmIn the Buddha’s Realm:
A Physician’s Experiences with Chogyam Trungpa, A Modern-Day Buddha
by Fred H. Meyer, MD
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In this book, a physician suffering from Major Depression turns to spirituality in an attempt to save his life.

Through luck or karma, his quest brings him to one of the world’s greatest spiritual teachers, a living Buddha, Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche.

As he seeks to attain enlightenment in order to end his psychological pain, his experiences in the worlds of Western medicine and Buddhism are described.

The central theme involves the magic and risk inherent in the sacred bond that exists between a guru and his student. This theme is developed through the many graphic experiences the author has with his teacher.

Published: 2002
Format: 5.5″x8.5″ Perfect Bound Softcover (B/W)
Pages: 137
ISBN: 978-1-40102-035-4
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Beyond Belief:
Life on the Buddhist Path
by Fred H. Meyer, MD
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The Buddhist path begins with faith and ends with experience. Beyond Belief: Life on the Buddhist Path is a collection of chapter-length essays by Fred H. Meyer, MD, which illuminate how Buddhist insights and practices can address the fundamental problems of the human condition.

Down-to-earth, accessible, and authentic, Beyond Belief is informed both by Dr. Meyer's varied and colorful life experience, and by his nearly four decades of intensive Buddhist practice and study. Throughout, Dr. Meyer discusses key spiritual principles in simple language, with reference to his own life as a physician, Buddhist practitioner, and person in the world, as well as stories and examples from the broader Buddhist canon.

Published: 2019