01 Oct 2013

Alan discusses the Theravada classical approach of attending to the sensations and the tip of the nostrils, as described by Buddhagosa. Although the Buddha did not teach this specific technique, we can have confidence in the Sangha who have practiced it and learn from them too. Alan emphasises the need to not create tension in the face when doing this practice.

Alan talks about the acquired sign and the counterpart sign.

Alan outlines the characteristics of the 3rd of the 9 stages of shamatha - resurgent attention or ‘patch like’ attention.

Meditation starts at: Silent session at 13:45. Alan advised not to record.

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