Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 04/17/2014

Open Awareness

The type of meditation that I have encountered and been taught in various Zen and Tibetan lineages seems to me to be fundamentally different than the type of meditation taught in the Thai Forest tradition with which I have the most familiarity. Still, as I continue to explore other ways to open my heart and increase my heedfulness in daily life I am coming to appreciate not only the limits of such techniques but their benefits as well. it is s yet too early for me to comment intelligently on shine of the the Kagyu traditon or the shikantaza of Soto Zen but it certainly seems that my exploration of these approaches has increased my own zeal for and renewed my interst in the Dhamma which is certainly a good thing.

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