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  • Written by  Eva Hopf
  • // Wednesday, 11 May 2011 17:55
Eva Hopf

Meditation is really a process of non-judgmental awareness

Can we be wide awake and acutely aware of everything that occurs within and around us while being free from judging and comparing?

Have a look at this video in which Sogyal Rinpoche explains how we can free ourselves more and more from our judgmental attitudes through the process of meditation...


0 # Silvia Carry 2011-05-11 19:16
Sogyal Rimpoche's teaching are always wonderful, this is no exception.
In the West, we are conditioned since birth to criticize and condemn (judge); if not directly, in many devious, and passive-aggress ive ways. And it's not until one is consciously aware that is possible to change the behavior (or try to).
Meditation (training the mind) is one of the most magic tools from which everyone can benefit...a true win/win situation...And ...nobody can get the message across like Rinpoche, with his easy, relaxed manner and his sense of humor.
Great Master, Great Teacher
Thank you Rimpoche
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0 # Wednesday 2011-05-12 01:56
I just get really annoyed that supposedly ever Buddha is a male. What gives?
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0 # Eva Hopf 2011-05-12 14:11
Hi Wednesday,

It is a common misunderstandin g that one has to be male to become enlightened (and become a Buddha).

Everyone has the exact same potential to become enlightened. This means that women and men both can become Buddha.

In fact, some of the most revered historical figures in Tibetan Buddhism are female, such as Yeshe Tsogyal and Machig Labdron.
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0 # Lobma Thundrup 2012-05-10 20:17
Well said Eva. There is great misunderstandin g and ignorance about women within Buddhism. To imagine that women could be discriminated against in any way is to misunderstand reality. When the clear radiance of pristine awareness unfolds, there cannot be any duality whatsoever. Thus concepts such as men and women, etc. lose their significance. There are no differences between the sexes, all of of the one radiance
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0 # Orlagh OBrien 2011-05-18 01:20
Hi Wednesday,

Glad you asked. This is something that struck me too... but there could be any number of reasons why we don't really hear much about women.

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I saw this documentary a while ago about nuns in tibet... In one scene, the film-makers go up to the hills to track down a holy woman who has lived in a cave for decades. When they find her– she looks really old and wild with dreadlocks–they ask for some teachings... She is too humble or shy (or something else?) to do so, and just smiles and says nothing. Who knows? Maybe she's enlightened, but nobody knows it!

I'm a fan of St Joan of Arc, who might have been enlightened, but they didn't use that term then. All the female saints in my western culture are heroines too, just different names....

Not sure this is any help, but it's a topic I wonder about too.
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