Tag Archives: vipassana

The mother of all meditation states and samadhi

In the recent meditation retreats (Autumn 2016), two points were investigated and experienced with fullness: Shamatha is the foundation of all meditation practices. It also is the mother-source that produces all subsequent meditative capacities, states, and samdhis. Additionally, it is … Continue reading

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The sky is the sky. Awareness is awareness.

Interlude is the space between, between in-breath and out-breath, between out-breath and in, it is the space between thoughts. Interlude is the space – the empty non-action – before action is engaged. Often action is engaged robotically, habitually. Just as … Continue reading

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The blossom of meditation

Meditation, classic and true, is a result like a blossom is to a plant. Many parts are necessary to be in place first in order for the blossom to open. Shamatha (tranquil abiding) is the ground of all meditation practice, … Continue reading

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Light of the Soul, book 3 sutras 4-8 podcasts

Patanjali’s teaching continues to serve humanity. The system of yoga, inclusive of complete training in meditation, is sourced from this great and ancient rishi. It is likely that Patanjali existed before the great deluge in the high civilization that was … Continue reading

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