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The Last Morning Meditations for July – now on Saturday & Sunday 28-29/7
July 3, 2018 @ 7:00 am - July 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am
Guided meditations 10.00-11.00
Saturday & Sunday 28-29/7
We´ll have focus on cultivating compassion, the second of the Four Immeasurables* – based on the First Truth of the Aryas; truth of suffering /dissatisfaction. – Here you can get isnpired and listen guided meditations from Alan Wallace 8-Week Shamatha Retreat:
1/ Introduction of the practice of the cultivation of compassion, focused on alleviating pain, especially the one caused by behavior – oné s own or others.
The meditation starts at 32:52
2/ The cultivation of compassion, now focusing on the suffering of change, which we typically see as a source of happiness:
The meditation starts at 39:55
3/ The cultivation of compassion for the 3rd type of suffering – caused by basic vulnerability for aging, sickness and death (own and others) as human beings — all-pervasive suffering (. . .); Meditation starts at 25:40
Just take it easy.
You can sit on the cushion or on the chair.
In english or in swedish – depending of the participants.
Lead by Kaisa.
Cost 100Skr each time
WELCOME – we´d love to see you!
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– Meditation is like any other skill, possible to learn, you just need correct training. In fact we should talk about “meditations”, thy there are many different techniques. Shamatha / Calm-Abiding is a method recommended for the beginners, since we have a more chaotic mind that we are aware of. Shamatha meditations purpose is to calm the mind, make it serviceable, then we can move on to other practices.
Three shamatha-techniques – that have been found to be effective for people living in the modern world:
- Mindfulness of breathing. This technique is particularly recommended for those who have highly discursive minds and find it difficult to remain in the present moment.
- Settling the mind in its natural state. We are often under the control of and overwhelmed by our thoughts, emotions and memories. Through simply observing these movements of our mind this technique enables us to become the masters of our mind.
- Awareness of awareness. This technique enables us to simply rest within the stillness of our awareness. It is also well known for leading us to an insight into the very nature of our mind.* The Four Immeasurables – are to be viewed as aspirations not just emotions: