While Phakyab Rinpoche was in New York suffering with gangrene and diabetes, he cured himself through an intensive practice of healing meditation, specifically Tsa-lung.
As per his own experience, Rinpoche has established a program of Shamatha Meditation,
a practice of mental calmness.
Shamatha is a Sanskrit word divided into two parts: “Shama” which means calm and “Ta” that means to abide.
The objective is to develop a calm, clear, focused mind.
This practice of Shamatha of Healing is a complete practice because it integrates at the same three phases.
Rinpoche has developed a “9 Stages of Shamatha Course”
at his center Menla Jambtse Choeling near Paris, France,
and programs are also available in the US at Lake Tahoe, Nevada and Miami, Florida.
Traditionally, the 9 Stages of Shamatha Course is covered in a minimum of 3,600 hours of meditation.