Dropping Out of the Machinery of the Mind

Guided meditation for one hour, followed by dharma talk and Q&A.

When we do mindfulness, we are typically doing it from the position of an observer. A person “over here” looking at a body sensation (or other sensory arising) “over there.”

But there is no need to create this observer persona to “do” the vipassana for us. Rather, awareness is already aware of whatever phenomena we want to observe, and is already in complete contact with it.

So we can just drop out of the “machinery of the mind” —the thoughts and feelings of being a meditator — and allow awareness observe.

Further, we can even use this awareness to investigate the machinery of the mind itself.

machinery photo by Pete Stanton

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