51 Settling the Mind in its Natural State (2)

B. Alan Wallace, 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

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

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