Six preparatory practices to carry out before engaging in a meditation session on the stages of the path to awakening.

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Six preparatory practices to carry out before engaging in a meditation session on the stages of the path to awakening.

Venerables Samten and Jampa prostrating in front of the Abbey altar.

Visualizing the merit field and offering the seven-limb prayer

How to set up the meditation session by doing the refuge visualization, contemplating the four immeasurables, and offering the seven-limb prayer.

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Altar in a shrine room.

Obtaining offerings properly and setting the right posture

Further instruction on how to make offerings, and a commentary on the third preparatory practice: sitting in the eight-point posture, taking refuge and generati

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