The main thing Buddhism deals with is the mind, and the only way to really examine and understand the mind is through meditation. In this five-part series, Dr. Nick will explain the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation and lead some simple meditation practices.
"Generally speaking, Buddhist meditation is of two types—analytical and concentrative. In analytical meditation, we use our powers of logical reasoning to examine the teachings to determine for ourselves whether or not they are true, to eradicate doubt, and to come to a clear and unshakable conclusion about the way in which things exist. In concentrative meditation we learn to focus our mind single-pointedly on a mental object until our mind can rest effortlessly on that object for hours or even days at a time. Although they are quite different in nature, these two types of meditation assist and support each other. The better we can analyze, the greater our conviction for practicing concentration and trying to overcome the obstacles to success; the better our concentration, the stronger our powers of logical deduction and the clearer the conclusions we reach." --Dr. Nick Ribush, Meditation in Tibetan Buddhism
Reference text for this series is: How to Meditate, by Kathleen McDonald.
ALL WELCOME TO JOIN THIS CLASS! Week 5 of 5
Dr. Nicholas Ribush, MB, BS, is a graduate of Melbourne University Medical School (1964) who first encountered Buddhism at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 1972. Since then he has been a student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche and a full time worker for their international organization, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). Dr. Nick is the Founding Director of Kurukulla Center and current Director of the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
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