29 Shamatha Without a Sign - Panchen Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen

19 Sep 2013

Alan introduces a complementary approach to this practice, which is an ingenious integration between settling the mind in its natural state and shamatha without a sign. The root text is Panchen Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen’s union of the Gelugpa and Kagyu traditions of mahamudra. This is a wonderful approach specific to tradition, but if it does not fit you then that is no problem.

Of the two approaches, 1) seeking to meditate on the basis of the view and 2) seeking the view on the basis of meditation, this accords with the latter. The technique starts on a comfortable cushion, adopting the seven point vairochana posture and with the nine fold breathing clearing out stale vital energies. Then clearly distinguish between the radiant purity of awareness and its defilements and with a pristinely virtuous mind take refuge, generate bodhicitta and meditate on the profound path of guru yoga. After making supplication rest in unwavering meditative equipoise.

Meditation starts at: 28:45

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