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MASTER COURSE 4 - Mahamudra Shamatha II

Updated: Nov 17, 2021

In-depth Single-Pointed Meditation - the Art of Balance

This course is devoted to the foundations and the development of single-pointed concentration or cultivation of a calm, clear and focused mind. During this course, we will:

  • Develop and enhance our attention skills;

  • Strengthen our faculty of mindfulness;

  • Rest in whatever arises;

  • Bring the skills developed in meditation into our daily lives; and

  • Develop the ability to focus on the nature of mind.

Shamatha is a vital building block for advanced practices such as Vajrayana and Cho. In particular, the practice of Settling the Mind, or focusing on the nature of mind, plays a key and foundational role in the path of freedome and awakening in the Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions, not to mention in our daily lives. The practice is called by many names such as "shamatha focusing on the conventional nature of mind," "settling the mind in its natural state," taking the mind as the path," and taking appearances and awareness as the path."


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