OMMC Train the Mind

Ordinary Mind Meditation Course / Session II

Thank you for all the feedback and suggestions! as you'll hear, the sound quality is much better, as I've upgraded the equipment as per your (many) complaints about the quality in the previous file. If you'd like me to re-record the first session with better quality, or if you have any other useful suggestions, contact me by leaving a comment or by using any of the social media links on the site. 

Dear friends,

The second session of the OMMC is now live! In this second session of our Buddhist meditation course, we explore the urge to feel in control and the notion of “self” – what such a so called “self” is made up of, and how it functions as the lens through which we ordinarily filter reality.  We practice an advanced version of the Healing Breath technique, and then practice recognizing our thoughts and emotions without getting caught up in them.

You can check it out HERE.

Thank you for all the feedback and suggestions! as you’ll hear, the sound quality is much better, as I’ve upgraded the equipment as per your (many) complaints about the quality in the previous file. If you’d like me to re-record the first session with better quality, or if you have any other useful suggestions, contact me by leaving a comment or by using any of the social media links on the site.

May it be of benefit!

Amituofo!

My first major influence was my grandmother Chaviva Dimenstein, who taught me violin. Even when I switched to guitar, because the violin was annoying to me, and finally to double bass, she still spent many hours every day helping me get better at music. In addition to her, I was blessed to study with many more great teachers, a rare thing to find. Most of them were not bass players at all, but supreme musicians who showed me the most important thing- we don’t learn music in order to play an instrument; we learn an instrument in order to play music. When I started to study Buddhism, I soon found out the same principle applies. Meditation cannot stand apart from daily life. I have been practicing Buddhadharma since about 2008. I started out in a Theravada context, again learning from outstandingly inspiring teachers, then I practiced some Zen, and now I study and practice Vajrayana (Kagyu) and Chan Buddhism (Linji Lineage of HsuYun). My highest aspiration and greatest inspiration is the actual pursuit of happiness- that means my own happiness as well as that of all others.

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