In today’s world the human mind and nature are in an agitated state.
Only divine grace can help us establish peace on earth and in our minds.
Let us try to make a difference in the present condition through our prayers.
Mentally visualize pure white flowers of peace showering down upon us from all over the sky onto all over the earth.
Like snow flakes, tear drops, rain drops, or like flowers falling from a tree.
These flowers fall onto the earth, the mountains, into the oceans, the worlds, lakes, forests.
The entire animal and planet kingdom and on our heads as well.
As these flowers fall upon us, we are filled with an unimaginable peace.
Remain in that silence for a while.
Our bodies are constituted of countless cells.
Every cell is significant.
Even a small cell that gets dislodged in the inner ear canal can cause an imbalance in the whole body.
Imagine from head to toe awakening.
And dancing in divine bliss.
We experience a golden light filling each and every cell.
Like the sparks from a sparkler.
Or imagine that each cell of your body is glowing like the millions of stars in the night sky.
This kind of visualization is very beneficial for our physical and mental health.
And for the nourishment of the mind and the intellect.
Now starting from the point between your eyebrows — imagine that you’re drawing a triangle point.
Right in the center of the triangle, visualize a self luminous pearl
Feel its radiance spreading everywhere.
Remain focused on the light being emitted by the pearl.
Some people say, ‘We don’t have time.’
Anyone who doesn’t have 10 seconds, every hour?
Nobody, isn’t it.
Every hour, or, let’s say, 6 times a day…for 10 seconds.
You look around.
You not jump on people and kiss them, ‘I love you’.
Again, that’s not going to work.
You look at them, look at you…
in the street, through the window, in your workplace…
sitting next to you on the subway.
And you just think:
“May this person be happy. Be safe. Flourishing in life.”
And somehow the cause of suffering dissipates.
Just 10 seconds.
And then in another hour you do that again.
You really can only forgive (including yourself) when you understand that everybody is trying to do the best thing they can do, from the perspective of their own growth in consciousness…ignorance is a form of innocence (“forgive them, cause they don’t know what they are doing”). Ethics is at the base of any spiritual endeavor, and “do unto others what you would like others do unto you, and don’t do unto others what you don’t want others unto you” is the only basic rule of ethics. Love is basically respect and care for all, including oneself.
— Carlos Samayu
Metta is meant to be done in the easiest way possible.
So that the experience of lovingkindness springs forth most gently, the most naturally.
To do it in the easiest way possible means first to use phrases that are personally meaningful.
The traditional phrases as their taught in this one classical translation of them, beginning with oneself.
‘May I be free from danger.
May I know safety.’
The danger in that sense is both inner danger from the force of certain mind states and outer danger.
‘May I be free from danger.
May I have mental happiness.
May I have physical happiness.
May I have ease of well-being.’
Which means may I not have to struggle terribly day-by day — livelihood and family issues.
‘May I be free from danger.
May I have mental happiness.’
But really you should use any phrases that are powerful for you.
They need to be meaningful — not just in a very temporary way.
I guess the discourse is ok — but something profound that you’d wish for yourself and others.
Having found a posture that is stable and comfortable. Again with your eyes either gently closed, or relaxed and slightly open, but not looking around.
Begin to pay attention to your body.
Allowing it to relax.
And noticing the sensations that are here — as you pay attention.
If you notice any obvious areas of tightness you can soften them.
Let the eyes and ears be soft.
The shoulders drop.
The hands rest easily.
Let the belly be soft and the breath natural.
Let yourself just rest for a moment. being aware of what you notice here.
As you feel your body, as you rest on the earth.
As you sit quietly, you’ll notice that there are different thoughts, feelings, and sounds that arise and pass — including these words.
Let the sounds and thoughts arise and pass easily. Like waves in the ocean. And let your mind and heart be soft, and open, and at peace.
Notice the waves as they come and go.
And simply be present with the feelings and the experiences that pass each moment as you sit.
In this space of a kind and relaxed attention:
Now let yourself become aware of the fact of your breathing.
In the midst of the thoughts, sounds, and feelings that come and go.
You can sense your life breath.
You can sense the feeling or the sensation of this rhythm of breath.
It might be coolness in the nose, tingling in the back of the throat.
Or you might feel the breath as a movement of the chest or the rise and fall of the belly.
Let the breath have its natural rhythm. And as you feel it — rest your attention in the breathing.
Sense the breath carefully.
Focusing on the breath is our beginning. It is our way of connecting the mind, heart, and body together in the present.
If it’s helpful to you you can take 1 or 2 deeper breaths — and feel what place in the body the breath is most apparent to you.
And even if the breath is quite soft, see if you can let your attention become careful and notice the coolness, the tingling, the movement or vibration, the expansion of the belly.
Notice whatever you can of the breath and rest your attention in it.
As you feel each breath, let there be a sense of relaxation.
Both a presence or alertness, and at the same time an ease — relaxing in the sensation of breath.
After several breathes, you will probably notice that your mind wanders.
After several breaths, often a wave of thought, or feeling, or sound will come and carry you.
As soon as you notice this wave, you can acknowledge it very simply, “theres’ been thinking” “imagining” or “sound”…and release it — let it go when you notice it.
Coming back gently and directly to feel the breath again.
Hi again, and welcome. This is Dzogchen meditation moment.
This is Lama Surya Das — the “American Lama” of my Dzogchen Center.
“Dzogchen” — the natural great perfection.
The innate wholeness and completeness in everyone and everything.
How sweet it is.
What a joyous awakening in the joy of meditation.
Now we’re going to do the “Ahhhhh” meditation of “Skygazing” of Dzogchen tradition.
Of Sky-Space Union Yoga — merging with the infinite, outer, inner, and in-between —beyond any distinctions.
And we’re going to do it very simply — so take a deep breath — and join me in a big, explosive
And again inhaling deeply, and then, with a big orgasmic release,
May the force be with you
And for the third and last time — that was just practice — now let’s really do it —
Eye open, mouth open, heart-mind open, everything open, I’m relaxed, at ease
openness and brightness — the principles of Dzogchen
Spontaneous, buoyant flow.
Just let everything settle
You can do a few little ones after if you like.
Letting go and letting come and go.
Wizard Of Oz
Say ah once more for Dr. Das one more last time
Let go of all reference points
Going into the light
open, aware, luminous
At last here and now.
I love it.
Let go and let Buddha ahhh through you.
Let Buddha do it
Who else is the Buddha but you — duh
Letting the breath and the energy unfurl
All resistance and fixations
Your muscles declench
letting go, letting be,
now open your eyes
And a littleahhhh in-breahth and a little
dropping whatever might be left.
with all and everyone and everything
seemed to the illusion of separation
Co-meditating with me and with the big lama
the cosmic lama
your own buddhaness
in this moment.
The holy now.
The timeless time.
to determine instant.
The natural radiance.
Boundless love to one and all — making this journey from head to heart.
If the body with the breath and to the earth.
This earth like an altar.
And all beings like the gods and goddesses and the Boddhsiatvas walking on it.
And once clarify pure perception, sacred outlook.
Where we stand.