Session 12: Compassion and the Deepest Dimension of Suffering

18 Nov 2010

This evening Alan leads us into the practice of compassion by attending to the 3rd and deepest dimension of suffering and its causes, completing the process of merging wisdom and compassion. After the meditation session, Alan answers 3 very important and very practical questions: one dealing with the ‘vase breathing,’ which can be applied in the practice of “settling the mind in its natural state” and in “awareness of awareness;” the second dealing with how to distinguish between observing the space of the mind when nothing arises in it, and awareness of awareness itself; and the third dealing with how to progress most efficiently while practicing mindfulness of breathing.

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