08 Sep 2014

Alan introduces a novel but utterly traditional approach to the mindfulness of breathing practice we’ve been doing to develop relaxation, stability, and vividness.

After the silent meditation, Alan recounted the story of the wandering ascetic who encountered the Buddha shortly after his enlightenment. If the 32 major marks characterizing the body of a Buddha were there from there own side to be perceived, why did the ascetic pass on with a sarcastic remark?

We must grapple with our habitual reification of both a self and phenomena in order to make any progress in Vajrayana or Dzogchen.

The break for the silent, unrecorded meditation starts at 20:27

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