Review of week 5 2014

From Kevin

In the last session of this module we heard about the three noble principles, one of the many lists in the meditation instructions. Essentially it refers to the beginning, middle and end of any meditation session. We can start off by reflecting on our motivation, recognising that the benefits of settling the mind extend beyond our own well-being. In the middle we allow our minds to be spacious like the sky, noticing how our thoughts simply dissolve like clouds when we don’t grasp at them. Finally, however our meditation has gone (and there is no such thing as ‘bad’ meditation), we can mentally dedicate all the positive energy of our sitting to all beings. However, if you want to keep things simple, just try ‘not to think too much’, as Rinpoche explains in ‘Learning how to be’. We hope you have enjoyed the course and feel inspired to continue with the next module on loving-kindness meditation.


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