Buddhism Under the Nyingma Tradition

Intermediate Meditation

In this course, students will learn the meditative triad of foundation, path and fruition following the Nyingma tradition under the guidance of Master Tam (Dorje Jigdral). Master Tam trained under the late H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche.

Empowered students are assumed to have a background in seven-point posture / blue-sky meditation. The idea is not that it is the single best thing to do. But rather, through the technique, possibilities open up, especially in times of difficulty, physical, psychological or other matters in our day-to-day reality.

The basis of Buddhist practice rests upon the view that everything, good or bad, right or wrong, require a stage for it to play out, just like a movie requiring a screen to display. One can be backed to a corner, or through one’s experience, the mind can become a wide open space. After all, the movie screen itself is neutral and does not censor scenes from appearing.

The seven-point posture is also called the meditation of Vairocana, or the meditation of the all embracing Sun. The metaphor is when the light appears, darkness disappears instantly.

Students are taught techniques built upon the seven-point posture where the emphasis alternates between the “movie” and the “movie screen.”

A monthly group meditation practice (Ocean of Wisdom) is also offered for empowered students.