27 - Transcending the sacred tension

B. Alan Wallace, 20 Jun 2019

Lama Alan begins by again reminding us that the core reason for engaging in the practice of vipashyana is to cut the cord of dualistic grasping. He also comments on the view of Dzogchen, and how all appearances are our own appearances, or more explicitly, all appearances are appearances of us. Therefore samsara beings every instant that we see appearances as “other”.

Lama also comments on how relaxation is key, and how there’s no harm in being relaxed. As we relax more and more through sustained practice, this tends to loosen blockages in our prana, which will most likely shout as they leave in the form of nyam.

Lama Alan explains that the practice was based on Padmamsabhava’s pith instruction from the book Natural Liberation (in the section "searching for the mind") and he reads the text itself.

Core Meditations on the Path of Mahamudra

  • Vipashyana
    • Padmasambhava (Natural Liberation)
      • First bullet point

We then move on to:

The Four Yogas of Mahamudra

  • Yoga of One Taste
    • Karma Chagmé


Vipashyana: inverting awareness in upon the mind that is observing

Meditation starts at 15:52

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