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advancing meditation: Instructions from Patanjali 1

The great rishi, Patanjali, gave meditation instruction long ago. Patanjali’s training is like that of a scientist: sequential, methodical, and based upon direct evidence. As with instructions from the Buddha, if one follows the training in its sequence, meditation will … Continue reading

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Mirror-like Wisdom and meditation training

Mirror-like Wisdom is almost exclusively a Mahayana Buddhist consideration and contemplation. But, for the month of August, the wisdom of mirror and the like-ness of perceived reality will be our focus in advancing meditation training. Today’s introduction to the meditation … Continue reading

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Maitreya 3

“When one has focused the mind on the objective, one should not let its continuity waiver.” What objective is Maitreya speaking of in verse XIV. 11 of the Mahayanasutralamkara? Any virtuous objective. Maitreya is not referring specifically to meditation training, … Continue reading

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advancing meditation: Maitreya’s instructions 1

Maitreya communicated five treatises through Asanga around 400 AD. One, theĀ  Mahayanasutralamkara, is about the bodhisattva path. Contemplation and meditation are expounded upon fully as both develop the heart and mind of the practitioner to a profound extent. The quote … Continue reading

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advancing meditation: Naturally so

In the Entry practice of The Practice of Living Awareness, practitioners learn various facets of the path of meditation. Smile: meditation is the greatest gift that one can give oneself. Its results will bring benefit to oneself, others in this … Continue reading

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