Monday, July 4, 2016

Concentration & Awareness Meditation

     "We access the mind of calm abiding through recognition. What do we recognize? 
     Awareness: the ever-present knowing quality of mind, from which we are never separated for an instant. Even though normally we do not recognize awareness, we can no more live without it than we can live without breathing. For this reason, I often use the terms shamatha and awareness meditation interchangeably. Discovering our own awareness allows us to access the natural steadiness and clarity of the mind, which exist independent of conditions and circumstances, and independent of our emotions and moods."         Mingyur Rinpoche

     shamatha meditation - concentration or tranquility meditation to help stabilize the mind 
     awareness meditation - vipassana or insight meditation to see things clearly, as they are

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