Category Archives: Meditation

The Fundamental Space

“You can’t get stuck in space.” ~ Chögyam Trungpa Whatever appears does so within the space of fundamental reality – “what is”. In our natural state of knowing awareness, “what is” and “what we are”, are not two. Likewise, in … Continue reading

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Meditating on Death

As noted in the authoritative Buddhist online archive “Access To Insight“, the standard Buddhist Meditation on Death is given by Buddhaghosa in Chapter VIII of the Visuddhimagga (“Path of Purification”), summarized in the quote: “Now when a man is truly … Continue reading

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True Meditation: Recognizing Basic Sanity

“There is no need of training. Awareness is always with you. The same attention that you give to the outer, you turn to the inner. No new, or special kind of awareness is needed. What you need is to be … Continue reading

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Pain and Spiritual Practice

“Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.” ~Natalie Sudman A common inquiry of spiritual aspirants revolves around the challenging matter of dealing with pain. Frequent comments on the issue include complaints that physical pain somehow interferes with the ability to meditate, … Continue reading

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Memory Lane

The hindrance is only one: attachment to the past. ~ Papaji If we pause to consider our “life story”, isn’t it somewhat like remembering a dream? We might wonder: did it even happen to us? In the shadow play of … Continue reading

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