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Meditation: the Expanding Consciousness

by Sangharakshita

A traditional exposition of Buddhist meditation looking at why we meditate; preparation for meditation; the five meditation practices designed to counteract the five mental poisons; and the three stages of meditation.

Talk given in 1967.

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1. Psychology (7:38) 
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2. Buddhism and the mind (8:14) 
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3. Why we meditate (5:54) 
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4. Food, sex, and sleep (9:42) 
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5. Ethical preparation for meditation (5:16) 
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6. Teachers and devotional exercises (3:14) 
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7. Mindfulness of breathing and Metta Bhavana (9:25) 
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8. Contemplation of decay (5:47) 
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9. Contemplation of the twelve nidanas (5:42) 
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10. Analysis of the six elements (9:16) 
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11. Meditative experience (7:30) 


Total running time: 1:17:38