Meditation: Present Awareness

We repeat the meditation process done on Thursday so that everyone can experiment more with it. We will continue doing so this week also.

Sorry for the tardy upload of Saturday’s meditation. Technical difficulties on my end.

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Meditation: cosmic proportions

The essence of all in cosmos is “pure and total consciousness.” This can be directly ‘known’ through a variety of methods, but significant to most of them is the use of the senses and sensation. That’s what provides the directness of an experience, thus possible direct and clearer perception of the holographic mandala that your experience is reporting, thus possible insight, revelation, or realization.

Working with one’s senses is revelatory in itself due to habits of consciousness being fairly robotic. We sit down, for example, without fully participating in the action, the textures, the movement of energy, the sensations of solidity or security once seated, as well as don’t notice the feeling of ‘okay, get to it,’ of what we so quickly start doing once we have sat (open the computer, watch something on a screen of some sort, talk on the phone, write, read, eat, have conversation, or so forth). Therefore, getting more familiar with one’s senses, the varying density and subtlety of sensations, together with simply being more present provide the myriad benefits of all of the above but also can then be used to explore and discover Awareness as the primordial ground that gave birth to all these mechanisms in the first place.

This approach to Awareness-Compassion is used in all tantric traditions, in martial art training, in the Path of the Indigenous People of the world, and wherever the focus has a feminine quality.

 

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Meditation: the teacher and the teaching of the moment

For most of this year, this online practice has focused on the senses and being ever-more present to the consciousness that is expressing and displaying any given instant.

With recognition of present awareness through the interactive mechanisms of the senses, we start to understand more truly how each moment of our life is a concoction of responses to the senses and sensation. The self is recharged and reinstated by these interactive mechanisms. If one is more conscious of what is going on, great Awareness lies in any nanosecond. If one is robotically controlled by the ricocheting of subject-object, of dualistic mind being the only presence one lives from, one will ping pong with no respite through every day of life and not even know one is ping ponging.

Fundamentally, the choice is Presence or samsara – going around the same goings around.

May all beings awaken is my prayer which is why we are getting more familiar with our common inner workings.

 

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Day of Meditation: the UN summit

Our meditations were in support of ‘seeing things as they are’, which is well stated in the phrase ‘an inconvenient truth.’ We meditated together til noon-ish, so there is only one video.

May we all do everything we can to benefit beings and be responsible to the young people alive now and in generations to come.

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Meditation: breath coming and going

This morning’s meditation begins simply like many others we have done, especially this year. The difference, if there was one, was in the participants. Months of being more present to one’s senses, emotions, arising thoughts, and projections have brought benefits to meditation and in one’s life. As a result, when the simple instruction was to be with the breath coming and going, and to relax since the breath doesn’t need the ego’s help, the group field palpably deepened.

May you experience the same from the podcast; and trust that the world is too.

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