So What Is Meditation Anyway? ~January 11th.

Via Benjamin Riggs
on Jan 11, 2011
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“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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About Benjamin Riggs

Ben Riggs is the author of Finding God in the Body: A Spiritual Path for the Modern West. He is also the director of the Refuge Meditation Group in Shreveport, LA and a teacher at Explore Yoga. Ben writes extensively about Buddhist and Christian spirituality on Elephant Journal, and his blog. Click here to listen to the Finding God in the Body Podcast. To keep up with all of his work follow him on Facebook or Twitter.


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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