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Beginning Here and Now: Beginning Meditation - Theory and Practice AUDIO Popular

A comprehensive lecture on meditation which provides:

  • An overview of the Three Trainings as a meditative path to wisdom (gnosis).
  • The practical steps to begin a meditation practice (posture, relaxation, concentration) and tips to overcome common obstacles in achieving them.
  • The difference between concentration (samatha) and insight (vipassana) practices, and how to intelligently combine them.
  • What it means to have mindfulness (smrti) and apply introspection (samprajanya) within meditation, with quotes from Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara.
  • An overview of several practices to develop concentration and insight.
  • Recommended goals for a beginner of meditation.

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