Category Archives: Meditations

advancing meditation: the heart of the mind

One of the challenges in becoming familiar with the essence or nature of mind is that in Western civilization mind has been divorced from heart. Heart is the true mind. In this sitting, we reaffirm heart so as to reacquaint … Continue reading

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advancing meditation: choose

A short video recap of key understandings regarding vipashyana is how today’s meditation began. Here is the video which includes the silent meditation. Below the video are the podcasts of the same.   advancing 041918 choose

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advancing meditation: the ordinary essence of mind

“Meditate on the ordinary essence of mind.” How does one do that? There are countless ways, and we have been doing many of them since the very first meditation within The Practice of Living Awareness years ago and here within … Continue reading

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advancing meditation: insubstantial by nature

What is mind? What is focus? What are we doing when we attempt to hold our mind steady in the light? OM sarva dharmabhava svabhava. This Sanskrit phrase from the Manjushri mantra states that the nature (bhava) of all (sarva) … Continue reading

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advancing meditation: what matters is space

What is space? One might reply with another question, such as why kind of space? Interstellar, the space before my nose, the space between my ears, the space between thoughts or between atoms, quarks, or neutrinos, the space of silence … Continue reading

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