The parts in the guided meditation series are not separate meditation techniques, but part of one evolving, continuously deepening practice of observing the breath. Traditionally Samadhi is realized through deep meditation.
If you want to realize Samadhi it is necessary to move beyond intellectual understanding to direct experience. In this series of guided meditations, it is important to have the correct relationship with the instructions in the guided meditation. The meditative technique of focusing on the breath must be understood as simply a way to divert energy from the mind, and to bring consciousness deep into the unconscious aspects of your being.
The technique is not something to add to your mind or self-structure. Any technique is a “thorn to remove a thorn”, so you must be willing to let it go once it has served its purpose. As you move closer to Samadhi there is less mind, less technique, and less self, until there is a cessation of all activities of the self-structure.
This cessation of identification with the self is Samadhi, and in that recognition of the dimension of stillness, the dawning of wisdom or prajna is possible.
A brief overview of the core aspects of meditation, as well as how to optimally engage in this series.
Detailed guidance from the gross to subtle experience of the breath
Working consciously with hindrances such as pain, sleepiness and busy mind transforms them from being problems to opportunities.
Penetrating into the breath more deeply, the observer begins to merge with the spiral of life itself.
Strip away all that’s changing; the relative, and realize your true nature; the Absolute.