Fall 2011 Shamatha Retreat

75 Shamatha without a sign, part 1



Alan talks about the up and downs of the practice and how to keep the enthusiasm and where to draw the inspiration from. Then he shares an excerpt from Dudjom Lingpa's The Vajra Essence about the difference between the substrate, the substrate consciousness and rigpa. The practice for today is awareness of awareness (46:53) Alan shares some more stories, and then there's one question (79:44) about Shambhala