Introduction to Dzogchen: Mixing Mind with Space
April 17-19, 2020
“In the Kagyu tradition a little special technique of breathing practice which is employed is the experiencing of “chung ne dro sum.” “Chung” is where the thoughts arise; “ne” is dwell and “dro” is where they went; and those three are accompanied by “ying rig se wa.” Ying means space; “rig” means conscious mind; “se wa” means mixing. So mixing the mind consciousness. Sometimes it’s called also “lung sem se wa”—the mind and breathing mixing together. Whatever it is, the idea is that sense of space. And one doesn’t have to deliberately try to mix the mind and the breathing with solemn effort particularly. But like you feel the well-being of your body, in the same way you could feel you are breathing, a general sense of breathing.”
“The View Is the recognition of space as the true nature of mind. According to the Kagyu gurus, mind is like space. Space is unobstructed, all pervasive, empty and not produced by causes. Space accommodates everything—life and death, confusion and liberation. In that way it is the ground of everything. At the same time, space is ungraspable by thought and cannot be experienced as a thing. It is spotless because it has no allegiance and to describe it is impossible. The best you can say is that space simply is, and in that sense it is primordially pure.
“We should view our mind in the same way: mind is the ground of everything.”
Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin
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