The Buddhist tradition has numerous skillful methods for trapping the dualistic mind. In this video series, Patrick Sweeney, a Buddhist teacher of the Mahamudra tradition, creates an environment where the dualistic mind can relax, where we can step out of chronological time, out of the predictability of our own story line, and out of the next moment of "me." Dropping the identity project, we can open to something unconditioned. Co-facilitated with Terry Patten, we conclude our series with a Mandala meditation practice, awakening to our Inner Teacher, through the emergence of nondual awareness.
In this video, patrick Sweeney opens the Integral Mahamudra seminar of 2007. As he talks throughout this video, a central theme arises. Whether he talks about the importance and meaning of a bow, or waking up to the life that you have as opposed to the life that you want, it all leads back to an invitation; an invitation to step out of the Mandala of Confusion and into the Mandala of Awakening.
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