What to do during the meditation session and between sessions

The text turns to meditation and how to structure the meditation session. Part of a series of teachings on the Gomchen Lamrim by Gomchen Ngawang Drakpa.

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    • We create our reality on what we attend to and emphasize
      • The Dharma is trying to get us to see things more realistically and in a more beneficial way
    • How to meditate in general
    • How to conclude the meditation
    • The four practices for Dharma understandings to arise easily
      • Controlling the senses
      • Eating appropriately
      • Sleeping properly
      • Mindfulness and introspective behavior—be aware of what your are doing
    • Why it’s necessary to meditate using both meditation methods—developing stability and cultivating analysis
    • How the lamrim meditations make it easier to meditate in general and develop meditative stability
    • Refuting misconceptions about the two methods of meditation
      • One person does not use both methods
        • Scholars practice analytic meditation and yogis practice stabilizing meditation
      • All conceptions are useless and should be eliminated
      • If a lot of analytical meditation is done prior to developing meditative stability it becomes and obstacle

    Gomchen Lamrim 07: The actual meditation session (download)

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