Orienting ourselves in the Dharma: A Collection of Key Points for Practitioners

Dharma Orientation: A Collection of Various Key Points in Practising the Dharma

Written by James Low over a period of years and gathered together in May 2022

 

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 ORIENTATION 4 

Duty, discipline, determination 5

Habitual 5
Intentional 5
Open immediacy 8 

Splitting and integration 11 

VIEW 16 

Ground path and result 17 

Ground 17
Path 17
View 17
Meditation 17
Activity 18
Result 18 

The Play of ignorance 19
The Generous ground 21 

View 21
Meditation 21
Activity 21
Result 21 

Practice guidelines in retreat or in daily life 23 

View 23
Meditation 23
Activity 24 

Integrating with the integral 26
The Ideology of self and the presence of freedom 28
The Deep and vast freedom of the dharma 30
Freedom lost and found 32
Intrinsic freedom 36
Intrinsic wholeness is all there is 38
The Resolution of anxiety 40 

MEDITATION 45 

Finding yourself in open presence 46
The Sequence for opening to the open 47
Healing is integration 48

ACTIVITY 53 

Indicators 54
Turbulence is transparent 55
Embodiment, karma and freedom 56
A. Finding stillness in movement 58
B. Moving in stillness 60 

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