Intermediate: Supporting presence

In Wild Awakenings, the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche writes, “Pointing out may also be understood as being introduced to the reality of mind’s nature. …. In all of the Buddha’s instructions from beginning to end, the basic techniques are shamatha and vipashyana.” … “Shamatha is sometimes translated as ‘tranquility’ or ‘calm abiding’ … In (the) context … More Intermediate: Supporting presence

Ripening Awareness

The Intermediate level of The Practice ripens the Entry steps. The Entry steps, training, and experiences are the ground, the seeds, and produce the first seasons of meditational fruit. The Intermediate practice and its training is like a master pruner working with a vine or apple tree. What can be produced requires all that has … More Ripening Awareness

Ordinary Awareness

I find myself challenged to write about the current cycle of meditations – simply because the teaching and the meditations attempt to illumine the obvious. Awareness is awareness! Awareness is clear, present, vibrant, and now. Awareness is not something else. It is not the ideas that we have or project about awareness. Awareness is not … More Ordinary Awareness

Mahamudra 1

Mahamudra is a Sanskrit word. Maha means great – as in universal, limitless, beyond comprehension and conceptualization. Mudra has several layers of meaning. First is the common mean: a posture or movement with a part of the body, such as hands. The reason for the mudra, however, is not often understood. The mudra is a … More Mahamudra 1

Big Bang Mahamudra

Recently, a Facebook esoteric group that I am in posted this conceptualization of the stages of the Universe since the Big Bang. I looked at and saw the correspondent stages of Mahamudra meditative realizations. I posted those thoughts and have copied them here. The reason to give the correspondences on the FB group, or to … More Big Bang Mahamudra

Pure Passion and Pure Awareness are one and the same.

The Generative mediation meditated with this seed and then attempted to experience, in some measure, its truth. “Pure Passion and Pure Awareness are one and the same.” This quote comes from the new online course I am teaching on Tibetan imagery. If you do this meditation, please share a comment.   Dowloadable podcast: Passion and … More Pure Passion and Pure Awareness are one and the same.

Webcast: Inside meditation: the Intermediate Stage of The Practice of Living Awareness

Insights into the art and science of The Practice of Living Awareness as a meditative technique. This webcast is full of descriptions of the Intermediate Stage (level) of The Practice, and its lineages of Raja Yoga, shamanism, and tantric Buddhist meditative techniques. Donna’s enthusiasm for meditation is plain to hear as well as her knowledge … More Webcast: Inside meditation: the Intermediate Stage of The Practice of Living Awareness

Leap: Awareness

We are pure awareness. Our purpose is to participate ever more fully in all that is of complete existence. Enlightenment is its own witness as is the Mother Earth to our awakeness. Learning to “leap,” at first into, and then as awareness itself, we explore the very reason we exist: to participate, and in so … More Leap: Awareness