[AUDIO] The Skill of Meditation with @AllanLokos
A teaching held at New York City’s Community Meditation Center by Allan Lokos in 2012. Using traditional Buddhist texts (Dhammapada), modern skills training methods & humorous anecdotes Allan Lokos explores meditation practice and the connection of wisdom & compassion in our everyday lives.
Zen values the simple, concrete, living facts of everyday direct personal experience. When our brain takes in a red rose, it doesn’t need to think about the word “red,” ponder its wavelength, or try to analyze what chemistry caused it to be this color. It perceives red directly. Zen training encourages the same instantaneous, uncluttered awareness throughout everything else…