Here is some info on mindfulness meditation. It’s usually taught, in Tibetan lineages, as “shamatha-vipashyana” (shamata veepashana). This is translated as “mindfulness awareness.”

“The Key to Knowing Ourselves is Meditation,” by Pema Chodron





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Meditation is Spiritual Dynamite

February 28, 2012

By means of meditation, I feel that we have planted dynamite to transcend the world of confusion. So it would be good if you could practice meditation as much as you can, as much as physically and psychologically possible. You could become more clear and sane, and you could also influence the national neurosis in that way.

From “Back to Square One,” in True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art, page 143

(from “Ocean of Dharma,” quotes from Trungpa Rinpoche)


His Holiness the Karmapa:

Buddhism is just a method. It is not based on what someone said or on faith; it is based on facts. When using this method, as we try to get to the truth, we not only use the dharma but also all other resources, whatever knowledge we can gain from this world without clinging to any of it.


From the Aro lineage meditation website:

“It is important to acknowledge that meditation can be boring, frustrating, uncomfortable, and confusing. This is particularly true in the beginning. These are perhaps the reasons not everyone meditates, despite the extraordinary benefits meditation can provide.

There is a tendency in some quarters to gloss over these difficulties. Some advocates seem to pretend that meditation is an easy and quick path to inner peace, if not eternal bliss. We do not think this is helpful. Meditation takes some determination. If you begin with the expectation that everything will go smoothly, you are likely to give up as soon as you see a difficulty.”




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