Essence Noting

Listening for the sound of something you won’t hear, note any positive mind states that come up, while releasing or allowing any unpleasant states of mind.

Basic Instructions: When it's your turn you can either A) Just Note "Listening," B) Note Pleasant Mind States, or C) Note "Releasing" or "Allowing" when Unpleasant Mind States arise. Example: "Listening," "Allowing," "Relaxing," "Not Knowing," "Listening," "Accepting," "Stillness," "Releasing."

Developed by Kenneth Folk

Practice Quote

It doesn't exist, even the victorious ones haven't seen it. It is not nonexistent because it is the basis of all samsara and nirvana. This is not a contradiction because this is the unity of the middle way. May we realize the true nature of mind, which is free from all limitations and extremes.

An aspirational Prayer for Mahamudra Rangjung Dorge, the Third Karmapa

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