B. Alan Wallace, 16 Jun 2019

This morning Lama Alan starts by talking about the importance of motivation. He then shares the plan for this session’s meditation, as well as commenting on the apparent hierarchy of practices. Everyone has different dispositions and that that’s why the Buddha taught so many different practices and teachings. He quotes Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche on how for some people the Sravakayana is their Great Perfection, and so on for the rest of the 9 yanas.

After the meditation we go back to “The Four Yogas of Mahamudra”:

  • Yoga of Single-pointedness
    • Karma Chagme
      • Point c)

Then we move on to “Core Meditations on the Path of Mahamudra”:

  • Saṃyutta Nikāya V 152
  • Aṅguttara Nikāya A.I.8-10
  • Milindapañha, pp. 299-300
  • Eight-Thousand-Verse Perfection of Wisdom Sūtra (Aṣṭasāhasrikā Sūtra)

Finally we go to “The Path of Shamatha”:

  • 2 Continuous attention


Shamatha: A tour of mindfulness of breathing methods: Asanga, Burmese and Theravada

Meditation starts at 10:34

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