Tag Archives: Shamata

THE BREATH AND DZOGCHEN

The Breath And Dzogchen (Dzogchen Breath) Even though we may have the high view of Dzogchen, which is pure conscious awareness, we should not overlook the simple practice of shamata – watching the breath. Because of understanding Dzogchen/Maha Ati, shamata … Continue reading

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MEDITATION PRACTICE

Meditation Practice  Meditation is merely recognising and maintaining one’s true nature,so you don’t actually have to meditate.But let’s be honest,we forget most of the time,and so a little effortless discipline is handy!  Before we can meditate, we have to know … Continue reading

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MIND TRAINING ENHANCEMENT

Mind Training Enhancement. Even though we cannot think of two things at once, we can do and think of different activities at the same time – in fact, we can do three things at once, using body, speech and mind. … Continue reading

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MIND TRAINING

Mind training. Philosophy is not enough. We need to train the mind through practice and experience. The mind has to be tamed, quietening all those circling thoughts and worries. Thoughts are not bad in themselves: they have their use, but … Continue reading

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SHAMATA AND VIPASHYANA

Shamata and Vipashyana  Taking refuge may sound like a huge commitment, but it is merely appreciating what is being taught.That very appreciation can take us all the way, by sustaining us. Shamatha and Vipashyana – Definitions and context. ShamataShamatha is meditation practice … Continue reading

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STOP MEDITATING!

Stop meditating!  I often find I am meditating when I stop meditating.  It is said that people are not enlightened because they do not meditate. And Siddhis are not enlightened because they do meditate.  Simply put we need to meditate … Continue reading

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