23 - Catching a thief in the act

B. Alan Wallace, 19 Jun 2019

For this session we will be moving on to vipashyana on the nature of the mind, following the second turning of the wheel of Dharma, and focusing on the nature of that which observes or knows. We will now be doing an ontological investigation, as opposed to the phenomenological investigation done earlier.

After the meditation Lama Alan reminds us that phenomena are not out there, independently, from their own side. They arise relative to our conceptual designations of them. If you can observe the act of reification, you can see it happening, then it’s like catching a thief in the act.


Vipashyana: ontological investigation on the nature of the mind

Meditation starts at 4:30

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