Generative: Samantabhadra

Steadfast and perceptive, you or I will achieve our goals: meditatively, personally, creatively (blue being). Achieving will require skillful and thoughtful activity just as it requires patience and clear-mindedness. Meditation is the same. Tibetan imagery is layered with meaning, but the deeper meanings require that the preliminary understandings be recognized within oneself. Engage Samantabhadra/dri with … More Generative: Samantabhadra

Meditation Instruction through Imagery: 4

Meditation, regardless of level or style, requires the combination of only two skills: abiding in tranquility and the ability to correctly push or penetrate to a new state of meditation, then to establish tranquility and abide again. Each level of refinement is an emptying with an increase of translucence and radiance,* and a stability that … More Meditation Instruction through Imagery: 4

Meditation instruction through imagery: 1

Tibetan thangkas are one form of world mystical art that convey layers of teaching. The image before us is Samantabhadra. It represents two beings or two qualities that ultimately are inseparable. The image of Samantabhadra/dri is simple: a generic unadorned male buddha blue-black in color meditating with a sinewy white female buddha arising. Proportionally she … More Meditation instruction through imagery: 1