I mentioned this image during the last weekend workshop on “Working with Emotions.” Since it is such an interesting one, at least for me, I thought to share it with others. It came from a book by American Zen teacher, Charlotte Joko Beck. This is my version of it.
In Buddhist psychology, if there is such a thing, we talk about sensations or feelings (Skt. vedana; Tib. tshor ba) that seasoned and flavoured each moment of consciousness making it pleasant, unpleasant or just plain neutral. Moreover, it is the first item on a list of 51 mental factors, which details different aspects of [...]
Years and years ago, when I first picked up this weird business of meditation, I came across this pithy meditation instruction:
“Keep it simple and stick it to the present.”
I have found the “keep it simple” part very useful, especially when the present moment is throwing up some really awful stuff for [...]
One set of posts that I would like to maintain on this blog is a weekly summary/reflection of our Thursday evening class on Special Insight from the Lamrim Chenmo, taught by Geshe Samten, which will start again on 27 Jan.
Meditation is catching on in the modern world, judging by the number of enquiries we receive. So, what are we doing when we gather at this centre to meditate?
The word “meditation” is used to translate the Sanskrit original, “bhavana,” which has a connotation of cultivation and development. When we meditate, in a sense, we [...]
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Here we hope to provide more information on the Buddha’s teaching (called Dharma in Sanskrit) and meditation, especially from the perspective of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
The transformative nature of the Dharma is such that once we allow it into our mind and heart, assimilate it through studying, reflecting and meditating [...]
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