Lama Surya Das explores the natural great perfection of sky mind, or panoramic awareness, and talks about the difference between the Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions.
What is sky mind? Lama Surya Das enters the great expanse to explore the practice of sky gazing meditation and how it leads to sky mind, a panoramic awareness of life. He talks about how sky gazing is more than just meditation practice, it is a way to face your own projections and uncover your true nature. Take a moment to gaze into the luminous void.
“Now-ness awareness is the authentic, unfabricated Buddha within. Be here now doesn’t sound like much, but it’s everything.” – Lama Surya Das
Lama Surya Das explores more about sky mind and panoramic awareness in Awakening Now Ep. 65
Mahamudra and Dzogchen (11:55)
Lama Surya Das answers questions about how to choose a practice with so many methods available, and the difference between Mahamudra and Dzogchen. He explores the relationship between these two traditions, and also the difference between concentration and awareness.
“In Dzogchen, we don’t focus and cultivate concentration as much as awareness and openness.” – Lama Surya Das
Fear of Silence (27:00)
Lama Surya Das answers more questions about the fear of silence and being alone with yourself during meditation, and why sky gazing is done with open eyes most of the time. He talks about some of the challenges that present themselves on the path of self discovery.
“Many wise people think the scariest thing in the world is to face oneself honestly.” – Lama Surya Das