The Way of Shamatha: Soothing the Body, Settling the Mind, and Illuminating Awareness

The Way of Shamatha: Soothing the Body, Settling the Mind, and Illuminating Awar
$108.00
SKU: aud-june06

 During this retreat, Dr. Alan Wallace explores in theory and practice three methods for developing meditative quiescence, or shamatha: mindfulness of the breath as taught in the Theravada tradition, an effective approach to soothing the body and calming the discursive mind; "settling the mind in its natural state," an approach pertinent to Dzogchen practice; and "shamatha without signs," as taught by Padmasambhava. The achievement of shamatha is widely regarded in Buddhism as an indispensable foundation for the cultivation of contemplative insight (vipashyana). We also engage in the practice of the Four Immeasurables: lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity during the morning sessions.
 
Recorded at the Old Mission Renewal Center in Santa Barbara, from June 25th, 2006 - July 2nd, 2006.

Price: $108.00