17 Oct 2013

The session starts with a short explanation of today’s meditation (silent meditation, not recorded), a variation of Shamatha without a sign as taught by Padmasambhava.
After the meditation, Alan talks about the significance of Shamatha on the Path and how to deal with all the suffering of which we become more and more aware as we expand our awareness. Alan emphasizes the importance of Shamatha as a platform/base camp for Vipassana and Bodichitta. Furthermore, it is the union of Shamatha and Vipassana, which leads to the culmination of the six perfections.

Meditation starts at: 06:46 (silent meditation, not recorded)

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