So, what is meditation?
First be clear about something : Meditation does not exist.
You will never meet a meditation walking on the beach.
See it as a way to name the transit by an individual from
(Saññakhandha) to consciousness
When this transit, this passage, is ultimated, you can drop
We start with our normal perception, our daily perception made
out of the processing by our sixth sense, the mind, of the
information received from the other five senses.
Perception is the third aggregate in the buddhist conception of a
complete human individual, and consciousness is the fifth, and
The fourth aggregate is concentration, very similar to selective
When you focus your selective attention on something you
concentrate on it.
The buddhist conception is to go from perception to consciousness
by the development of concentration.
To this means our selective attention rests in only one
The mind focuses on only one thing.
This is the starting point in all meditation schools.
You can focus your mind on a candle, a mirror image, the face of
a saint, your breath, the tip of your nose , a mental image of a
gigantic HamburgerBuds team , Excalibur or the inner circulation
of energy in the pineal gland. It does not matter much.
The essential is that you focus your mind on only one
This is " concentration " , and is the starting point for
The entry level.
open focus meditation we meditate with our eyes
And our concentration object is everything.
We choose everything as the object of the concentration.
We do not concentrate on looking at the tip of our noses or
the paths of breath or energy.
We concentrate on everything we see, touch, smell, taste or
listen and what passes through our minds.
In practice you learn to do this by the visual sense focusing
your selective attention to all the layers of your visual
In the normal perception state our selective attention jumps from
one object to another. Here we try to give attention to
everything, without jumping or focusing on something.
In spanish we call it foco abierto, open focus.
Open focus is a name for this meditation technique.
We give the same qualitative and quantitative attention to all
the points in the visual field. To all the objects on it. Just be
a witness, a temoin. What the classics called epoptes.
Be impartial like a mirror.
At the beginning it can be very difficult.
You are looking at a wall or at nature, suddenly a butterfly
passes, a sound intrudes and there you are, focusing on the
insect, analyzing the provenance of the sound.
Maybe you will fail one time and another.
Do not feel guilty. Just keep on practicing for one month, two
months... and you will start to experience moments of internal
You will feel like a mirror, reflecting in silence.
Maybe it will be very short moments, just seconds, but you will
notice some moments with a very peculiar and new feeling.
Its the entry level for consciousness, the position of the
Suddenly, one day during our practice we keep unfocused when
something happens. When the butterfly passes the background
remains in focus as well.
Attention is undivided.
Some call this one-pointdness.
This is the initial minimal foundation level to receive
When this base of concentration has been created and nurtured
with daily practice it is possible to start meditation by
focusing our selective attention on the witness.
Look for the looker.
Look for what the christians call soul.
From the normal perception we can not see our real being. Our
But from consciousness we can become this soul that is one and
all with the tai chi.
We become pure consciousness.
Meditation is tuning into oneness.
Meditation is Consciousness without mind.
" Pure Consciousness, beatiful and perfect. " in words of
Boddhidharma , founder of the zen buddhist sect.
Is it difficult? You bet!
Can it be done? Yes, by everybody with a strong and
How can I start? Today. Now.
Just go to the following link and start the practices that we
recommend there now. Meditation
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