73 Mindfulness of Breathing (3)

18 May 2012

Like an old friend, mindfulness of the sensations of the breath at the apertures of the nostrils, with its gentle undulations, makes us feel at home and flush with well-being. It is a marvelous compliment to the more stirring effects of settling the mind and awareness of awareness. Little is said about the practice before we begin.

Q&A
* In a beginningless universe, shouldn’t all beings be enlightened?
* Settling the mind in its natural state and multiple lucid dreamers.
* Classic yidam practices, balancing with shamatha, and three-year retreats.
* Maintaining shamatha.
* A reality where Padmasambhava is born from a lotus.

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