02 Short Version of the Eight Week Retreat


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Alan starts with a question - is the traffic noise a fortunate or unfortunate circumstance? Ultimately for the Vidyadhara, whatever appearances arise are displays of pristine awareness. Meditation is on awareness resting in its own place with 20% peripheral awareness of breathing. After meditation, Alan talks about how to get from here to enlightenment. Resting in the awareness of being cognizant, is marking the spot. Awareness is a glowing ember that melts right down to the substrate consciousness revealing bliss, luminosity and non conceptuality. If you can rest there without grasping at any of those three, then you have a chance of cutting through to rigpa. It punctures the reified membrane of our consciousness. That is the short version of the eight week retreat for those who are gifted. Questions: 1) When thoughts or memories come up, do we release them or stay with them? 2) It seems like awareness and awareness of awareness are different, is that correct? 3) Is there a correlation between chakras and awareness? Meditation starts at 20:52 ___ Course notes, other episodes and resources for this retreat are available here The text for this retreat can be purchased via the SBI Store. Finally, Please contribute to help us afford the audio equipment we rent to make these, and future podcasts freely available.

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