shazan wrote:Hi all,
2. Is there any dzogchen Vipassana? till now I havent seen any such thing. The best introduction to Vipassana that I have read uptil now was sixteen stages of insight by Phra Dhamma Theerarach Mahamuni
Within Buddhist Tantra, there are four classes of Tantra according to the New School and six classes of Tantra according to the Prachina Sampradaya (Old School). According to the New School, they are Kriya Tantra, Charya Tantra, Yoga Tantra and Anuttara Tantra. The Old School divides the Anuttara into Maha, Anu and Ati. We cannot go into explanations of all these types in this short essay but we will take up deities of the Anuttara Tantra and see how Samatha / Vipassyana is practiced. The deities used in Anuttara Tantra are Hevajra, Kalachakra, Chakrasambhara, Vajra Bhairava, Mahamaya etc. First of all, they are called Anuttara because there are none higher than these or higher practices than these. This is the only type of meditation which can give Enlightenment in one lifetime. The actual meditation of each of these deities varies in details but they all have certain common similarities. It is not possible to give their detailed practice here because of lack of space and one must also have received initiations in order to get this information.
shazan wrote:Hi all,
I have been practicing mindfulness of breathing meditation half an hour 2-3 times a day since 6-8 months. After developing some ease in keeping my mind on breathing, my practice was naturally evolving towards mindfulness of mind and mindfulness of mindfulness. SO then I started looking for shamata guidelines, and found most suiting guidence in Alan Wallace's Attention revolution. right now I am at stage 5-6 of shamata. My mind instantly settles into mindfulness of breath. After like 10 minutes it naturally goes to mindfulness of mind, and then after 10 minutes it evolves into mindfulness of mindfulness. In some really awesome meditation sessions I do get a one or a half second glimpse of non-dual mind.
3. I have read that after attaining decent stability of mind, a sign appears which should be the focus of attention. Any description of when and how it happens, and what to do next? I have seen that when I attain perfect mindfulness of mindfulness, and then I focus my mind on lets say blue lights (I had been given this practice by a sufi master long time ago, but I wasent able to sustain my mind on it back then), my mind instantly goes into non-dual state and then keeps on coming and going. But I am not able to sustain it as of yet.
Thanks for your time, in advance