Talk

Demystifying Nibbana (10 of 11)

The Buddha offered samatha and metta as the two areas to be cultivated to prepare the mind for frameworks of contemplation. Metta brings the attitude of kindness, a befriending base, to meditation. Samatha develops the capacity of mind to sustain attentiveness, collectedness, a unification of body, mind and present moment; and in that collectedness sustain attention on any chosen object. (Note: Christina first answers a few questions; the talk begins about six minutes into the recording.)

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