08 Oct 2013
Meditate for half the session on shamatha without a sign – probing right into where you think the observer is – this can lead to ultimate Bodhicitta. Spend the second half of the session on Tonglen, relative Bodhicitta.
Alan provides commentary on the line from 7 point mind training – “Whatever you encounter, immediately apply it to meditation.
Description of the five powers: resolution, familiarization, positive seeds, revulsion and prayer. Under power of prayer, given the law of karma, what can the Buddha’s do?
Silent meditation (not recorded) was “front loaded” at the start of the session.
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