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Quiet in the Mind

June 11 2016

Saturday, Jun 11, 2016

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern

10:00 am - 1:00 pm Pacific

Locations

Matrika House

159 State Street, 2nd Floor
Portland, ME, 04101

Dee's House

1207 SE 72nd Ave.
Portland, OR, 97215

Ways to Attend

with Shambhavi Sarasvati

We aren’t trying to stop thoughts. We are trying to remain undistracted from natural awareness, no matter what is happening in our mind or anywhere.“— Shambhavi

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What is Mind Training?

Sometimes people understand mind training as getting rid of thoughts, or focusing the mind on the breath, an object or image, or on the present moment. This is not how mind training is done in direct realization lineages.

For us, mind training means learning to recognize the ever-present ocean of primordial awareness from which thoughts are arising.  Then we simply rest in that. Our minds become calmer over time, but even as thoughts naturally arise and subside, we are not distracted or disturbed.

Mind training is a way to prepare to enter more deeply into any meditation practice.

What you will learn

  • What is ordinary mind?
  • How to relate to and calm your mind
  • Simple, classical mind training practices you can do in order to recognize and meditate on the base state of awareness/nature of mind even as thoughts are arising and subsiding

Prerequisites: None

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