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Boundless Awakening: The Heart of Buddhist Meditation, Part One: Calm Abiding
November 13, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Boundless Awakening: The Heart of Buddhist Meditation
Theoretical study and guided practice.
Everyone is welcome from “absolute beginners” to “almost enlightened”
“Whatever arises from the mind is of the nature of the mind. Water and its waves – are they any different?”
Mahasiddha Saraha (India, 8th cent. A.D.) In Dohakoshagiti
“The meditation of calm abiding engenders a well-balanced, peaceful, and joyful state of mind. On this basis, the meditation of insight enables us to gain a deep and experience-based knowledge of the true nature of ourselves and of the world of appearances. A main feature of both of these practices is mindfulness, which enables us to fully appreciate the preciousness of each moment of our life.”
Boundless Awakening: The Heart of Buddhist Meditation is a pocket-sized (ISBN 0988176211-ISBN13: 978-0988176218) book on meditation. The book is excellent for people interested in meditation, both beginners and advanced. A primary benefit experienced by the practitioner of meditation is the immediate improvement in the conditions of daily life. The practice of meditation leads to a mind that is more peaceful, more tranquil and more at ease. Because the mind is more relaxed, events that usually disturb us seem to take on less importance, and we stop taking them in such a serious way. Likewise, through meditation the mind gradually learns to be independent of external conditions and circumstances. This mind that is unaffected by outer conditions is then able to discover its own stability and tranquility. A stable mind, one that is not disturbed, leads to the experience of less suffering in our lives.