24 Loving-kindness for Self and Others

23 Apr 2011

Alan Wallace guides a 24-minute meditation on loving-kindness, first for oneself, and then ultimately in all directions without barriers. He discusses the catalyst for the aspiration of loving-kindness and the importance of living a life of virtue.

He then answers the following questions from the group:

1. While doing awareness of awareness practice, I don’t see a difference between awareness and mind. What is the relationship between awareness and mind?

2. Is it possible to achieve shamatha with the four immeasurable practices?

3. In Dudjom Lingpa’s “Vajra Essence”, there is a shamatha practice in which you visualize a bindu at the heart center. Can you talk about that?

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