Dave The Seeker wrote:I'm reading about Lam Rim, and have a book from FPMT.
I am at the beginning and was wondering, should one stay at the first stage until the visualizations come complete before moving on?
Please don't think I'm rushing to get to the next stage, I'm not.
I am just posting this question for opinions from the experienced members here.
Dunno if you want any input from a beginner.
I go to a local student-lead Lam Rim group that welcomes bhikshus and bhikshunis who visit from time to time - we've been working on the 8 verses of mind training.
I'm playing catch-up with the rest of the group so I'm looking at some supplementary training.
Just started the Meditation101 online with FPMT and that has 12 different guided visualizations/meditations (first 2 are very preliminary).
My plan is to be able to do each of the guided meditations from memory before moving on to the next, with the bare minimum being probably a week on each.
The official course recommendations are to do each meditation at least 3 times and shoot for being able to do it alone without scripts/guidance.