Reflections on developments of Shamatha and distinction between concept and non-conceptual levels of mental experience

During the development of Shamatha, Alan Wallace describes 9 stages of development in which the quality and nature of mental activity changes. We are all familiar with the “monkey mind” and the sleepy mind that plague the meditator on the cushion. The monkey in our mind is a metaphor for what our mind does when […]

Tuesday April 7th, 2009

map of upper DharamsalaHi all, Sorry about the delay in posting. Yesterday, there were amazing thunderstorms that rocked Dharamsala and eliminated power and we have been having very spotty internet access.   You can see some of my previous posts at my personal blog: HERE It was a great honor and privilege to be in the presence of His Holiness […]