10b. Vipassana = pure perception

Meditation brings forward the excellence that is within a person. Each method or technique targets a quality or aptitude innate to a human being, then invites it into expression. The first eight steps of The Practice of Living Awareness incrementally give a practitioner all that is needed to establish the meditative state of shamatha. Shamatha … More 10b. Vipassana = pure perception

Intermediate: Undoing the patterns of consciousness

We are pure awareness; and the layers of identification and conceptualizations that we have about everything including ourself is fabrication. This photo of a mosaic in a mosque is beautiful but it can never display the absolute beauty of Reality as it is. Our mind is like the mosaic, and its processes are like the … More Intermediate: Undoing the patterns of consciousness

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