Connections made in this life may be the most important things that we do. The teachings of Tibetan Buddhism talk about our connections with each other (Tib. Tendrel) as being lasting and meaningful and that they can continue between lives.
Here, Lama Shenpen has an interesting discussion with a student about how we can begin to understand these connections. View their full conversation: https://tinyurl.com/yd2r5yep
Each week Lama Shenpen answers a student’s question. The students are studying her ‘Living the Awakened Heart’ Training course. Become one of Lama Shenpen’s students and ask her a question, Lama loves questions!
“The essence of meditation practice is the confidence to simply be. With no sense that you have to do anything or change anything”. This quote from Lama Shenpen Hookham describes the radical simplicity of the approach taken in Formless Meditation.
Rooted in the Dzogchen and Mahamudra meditation lineages of Tibetan Buddhism the Formless Meditation practice requires us to have the bravery to turn directly towards our experience, good or bad with radical acceptance.
Whether this is the first meditation practice that you learn or one that you come to after years of complex meditations, mantra recitation and visualisation practices, it is the one that cuts to the heart of the matter, the one that we always have to come back to.