Sunday, October 4, 2009

[OceanofDharma] fw: Ocean of Dharma: Become the Breathing

Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

October 4, 2009


The attitude toward the breath in meditation is to become the breathing. Try to identify completely rather than watching your breath or just observing the process of breathing. You are the breath; the breath is you. Breath is coming out of your nostrils, going out and dissolving into the atmosphere, into the space. You put a certain energy and effort toward your awareness of that. Then, as for in-breathing, should you try to deliberately draw things in? That's not recommended here. Just boycott your breath; boycott your concentration on the breath. As your breath goes out, let it dissolve. Just abandon it, boycott it.

From SMILE AT FEAR: AWAKENING THE TRUE HEART OF BRAVERY, coming in October from Shambhala Publications.

"The teachings presented in this book are transformational -- and especially relevant today, when so many of us are facing uncertainty and anxiety. Chogyam Trungpa shows us how to uncover our innate strength, confidence, and joy under any circumstances. I strongly recommend this book to all those seeking awakening and freedom." --Pema Chodron

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Teachings by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, taken from works published by Shambhala Publications,  the Archive of his unpublished work in the Shambhala Archives, plus other published sources.
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