Back To The Body

For Western Meditators it is important to bring awareness back to the body, to shift form disembodiment to embodiment. Otherwise your practice just stays in the head and has little impact on how you live your life. Stephan Pende talks on the importance of embodiment and leads a meditation.

Awareness recognizing Awareness

So who are you? You are not objects out there, you are not feelings, you are not thoughts - you are effortlessly aware of all those, so you are not those. Who or what are you?
You have feelings, but you are not those feelings. Who are you? But then people usually make a big mistake. They think that if they rest in the Witness, they are going to see something or feel something - something really neat and special. But you won’t see anything. If you see something, that is just another object - another feeling, another thought, another sensation, another image. But those are all objects; those are what you are not.

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Healing Through Tonglen

Tonglen (giving and taking) is a method for connecting with suffering — ours and that which is all around us — everywhere we go. It is a method for overcoming fear of suffering and for dissolving the tightness of our heart. Primarily it is a method for awakening the compassion that is inherent in all of us. We begin to feel love both for ourselves and others and also we begin to take care of ourselves and others. It awakens our compassion and it also introduces us to a far larger view of reality.