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What is the practice people call "shamata practice". Where did this idea come from?

The custom of labeling meditation "shamata practice" probably originates from wrong or faulty practise, where excess or faulty suppression concentration causes calmness to predominate. As ...
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What is the meaning of "O Laso"?

From this transcript, it doesn't really have a meaning. Full quote: Q: What does o laso mean? That’s one of the great secret teachings I give out only to people who’ve achieved 8 weeks of retreat ...
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Meditation on Awareness : objects and phenomena vs Awareness

Awareness is a big word, and lots of people idealize it, but in Buddhism awareness is considered something actually pretty simple. When you look at an object (or a mental object), what really happens ...
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Substrate consciousness and Rigpa

Rigpa is what in Zen is called "your true self" or "true nature". In practice of a Zen student, Rigpa manifests as clarity. It's like, when you have spent enough time in the wilderness and got your ...
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text for the 2013 course: Shamatha and the Bodhisattva Way of Life. Class 2 on Motivation and 7 Point Mind Training

This is an old question, but just popped up at the beginning of my feed. I am not sure about a handout, but the book on the subject by Alan Wallace is The Seven-Point Mind Training: A Tibetan Method ...
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How to balance an attitude of "effortless non-striving" with proper posture?

All this is this/that causality. Relinquish your need to have things just so. You must rid yourself of all conditionality especially that which you have imposed on yourself. Your posture is as such ...
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How to balance an attitude of "effortless non-striving" with proper posture?

It would be possible for me to give a reply in the Theravada perspective hoping it might add value. (1) the tongue pressed against the pallet, (2) the teeth lightly touching, with ...
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