Monday, 7 March 2011

Relaxing into Meditation : Featured in Prabuddha Bharata

Prabuddha Bharata or Awakened India has been published in India since 1896.  The March 2011 edition features an article on Relaxing into meditation by Ngakma Nor'dzin.

The journal is freely available to be read online or downloaded as a PDF.  Here is an excerpt from the article

Meditation is the bedrock of Buddhist practice and is also important in many other spiritual systems. Yet there can be a certain mystery around meditation. What is it; how do you do it; and why is it such a worthwhile practice? What is the principle and function of meditation practice? The principle of Buddhism is the discovery of the non-duality of emptiness and form, of wisdom and compassion. The natural quality of the mind is empty wisdom and once that wisdom is discovered the natural movement of the mind into form manifests as compassion and kindness. This is the state of being fully awake. Hence the primary purpose of meditation is to gain direct experience of the mind. Only through direct experience of the mind is it possible to discover wisdom.



Ngakma Nor'dzin is the author of Relaxing into Meditation, published by Aro Books worldwide, ISBN 978-1-898185-17-8.  It is published in India by Zorba Publishers.  For more information contact geetugoel@zorbapublishers.com It is also available at all leading bookstores. For more information please see the book's web page http://bit.ly/nrprim

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