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The Practice of Yoga Nidra doesn’t imply the loss of will. Indeed!


What this author has written, is often resisted by some, when the practice of Yoga Nidra is proposed.  A resistance – meaning that there is a sort of fear to “let oneself go” completely, as if one may lose the … Continue reading

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“This is it” Exercise by Jon Kabat Zinn


New Yorker cartoon: Two Zen monks in robes and shaved heads, one young, one old, sitting side by side cross-legged on the floor. The younger one is looking somewhat quizzically at the older one, who is turned toward him and … Continue reading

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An easy Centering Exercise


This exercise is an easy and practical tool to utilize your body to change the state of your mind.  The mind-body link allows changes in the body to positively affect the mind.  Centering our awareness on the body and its … Continue reading

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Onion Skin Meditation


This meditation is an exercise in dividing things into parts, and then parts of parts, in order to try to find some sort of solid, self-existent essence that an object is made of. You take the mind down layer by … Continue reading

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Alan Watts Quote on Meditation


“We could say that meditation doesn’t have a reason or doesn’t have a purpose. In this respect it’s unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don’t do it in … Continue reading

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The Diamond Cutter Meditation


This meditation analyzes the difference between a quality, and something that is characteristic of that quality. In Tibetan this is known as “chi-jedrak.” A deep grasp of the relationship between these two things is a trigger for seeing emptiness directly. … Continue reading

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Exercises: The Six Flavors of Emptiness


This meditation takes us through six different wrong views of the world around us and, one by one, establishes that these views cannot be true; that what these views profess is, in fact, impossible. By this we arrive at the … Continue reading

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Dropping the Object Exercise


What exactly does it mean to “drop the object” during an emptiness meditation? In essence, there are three steps: 1. Becoming aware that the object you are focusing on is a projection. 2. Consciously trying to dissolve that projection which … Continue reading

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Kedrup Je’s Four-Part Meditation on Emptiness


This meditation on emptiness is used as a preparation for Tantra. It deals with the integral relationship between the dependent origination of things and their emptiness – the fact that everything we see around us is only a projection, and … Continue reading

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Exercse: Hermetically Sealed


Nicoll Commentaries, p.1306 Now notice when you become negative. It is quite a different state of yourself that can observe after some time in the Work. What does it mean? Hermes was an actual teacher that taught this Work. He … Continue reading

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