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When I transitioned through a Dzogchen sangha, we meditated with eyes open and breathing through the mouth.
I used to sit at the front, close to the altar, with my eyes fixed on the tangkha of Guru Rinpoche.
As the meditation got deeper, the smoke wafting up from the incense almost animated the figure of Rinpoche.
My senses became very grounded in the present moment and sharpened, alive.
In a Zen sangha, we would sit with eyes open, turned facing the wall.
Both experiences were interesting, but I still prefer meditating with eyes closed.
In Lödrö Rinpoche's sangha, a lama who came to Switzerland in his youth, sent here by HH the Dalai Lama, we meditated with eyes closed.
Umpteenth "Vegetarian vs Meat Diet" and we don't seem to be more enlightened in the fine art of respecting other people's choices.
Much meata to everyone.
Sorry: much metta to everyone...
❤️ 💚 💜
This totally messed with my brain...
Does this repelling include husbands and wives?