51 Settling the Mind in its Natural State (2)

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05 May 2012

Tonight we add depth to the practice of settling the mind in its natural state with two further modes of mindfulness: #3 absence of mindfulness, and #4 naturally luminous mindfulness. Alan speaks at length about the experience of mental events compared to the other sense fields, and our reifying these experiences with cognitive fusion and conceptual overlays; taking the mind as the path is shown to be a strong analog to becoming lucid in a dream.

Meditation begins at 46:26
Q&A begins at 1:11:22

Q&A
* “Con-fusing” first-person energy with mental events.
* A down-home experience of the substrate consciousness.

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