So What Is Meditation Anyway? ~January 11th.

Via on Jan 11, 2011

Photo Courtesy of Lotsawa108

“Abiding By The Recognition Of Our True Nature.”

Sogyal Rinpoche is the author of The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying. He is a teacher from the Nyingma tradition, the oldest of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Sogyal Rinpoche has an amazing capacity to articulate extremely profound experiences in simple everyday language. This capacity is demonstrated in the video below, where Sogyal Rinpoche touches upon the essence of what meditation really is… Enjoy!

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4 Responses to “So What Is Meditation Anyway? ~January 11th.”

  1. yogiclarebear says:

    Ben thanks for this. As my mind wandered lying in bed last night, I was thinking of the great teachers and all the various "definitions" of meditation and I wanted to make it a project to compile them. I hope I can add this to my list.

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  3. tamingauthor says:

    His book is one of the best introductions to Tibetan Buddhism. Amazing clarity and depth. One I would recommend to anyone trying to get a handle on "what is Buddhism"?

    He uses a phrase in this presentation I love… "the wisdom of discernment." Earlier this week I gave a presentation on conflict resolution within a spiritual context and my focus was on discernment. Hope to post a piece on discernment to my blog soon.

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