How To Do Sky Gazing Meditation – Mind Altering #meditation

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How To Do Sky Gazing Mind Altering Meditation
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How To Do Sky Gazing Mind Altering Meditation There is a meditation practice within Tibetan
Buddhism called Sky Gazing, it comes from the Meditation tradition of Dzogchen – which strongly emphasises resting in a
natural state free from conceptual elaborations. This natural state is wide open, clear and lucid; it neither rejects anything or
clings to anything and is sometimes referred to as spontaneous because nothing has manufactured it or created it, like having
to meditate or having to be calm, it always has been there and therefore is also called primordial awareness. The clear blue sky is the closest external
example of what this natural state is like. The clear sky is also a metaphor for the natural states indestructibility. Just like
the sky is not affected by the passing weather, neither is our natural state stained by thoughts or emotions, no matter how strong
they may be. This is a liberating view in the field of meditation. No longer do you have the idea that you have to purify and
remove all the negative states of mind, now there is a teaching that directly points to an aspect of yourself which is the essential
nature of yourself, which is pure right from the beginning and accessing that awareness is what sky gazing skilfully aims
to do. Sky gazing is apart of the Dzogchen tradition
which is considered the highest spiritual path within Tibetan Buddhism and has been kept secret and only given to the most
devout students, but as one Meditation Master has said in these times of strong materialism, chaos and disturbing emotions,
there needs to be an equally strong practice that can counter those negative forces and sky gazing is a practice that can do,
just that. How To Practice Sky Gazing: Method 1:
1. Find a high place with a good view of an expansive clear sky. (You can also lie on
your back outside and try it). 2. Sit comfortably and for a few moments calm
your mind with long deep slow breaths. 3. With a good posture tilt your head slightly
upward and with a noble disposition gaze without distraction or dullness into the clear expansive blue sky (best done on non
cloudy days). 4. Let go of all thoughts allowing them to
pass by like clouds, and encourage your awareness to slowly merge with the expansive blue sky.
5. Notice how inner thoughts evaporate into your inner sky, awareness, like clouds evaporating
in the sky. 6. Recognise that this open and expansive
experience is actually the most fundamental and natural state of your being.
7. Sustain this recognition of an open and expansive state of being, for as long as possible,
and return to it when you get distracted. Method 2.
1. Find a high place with a good view of an expansive clear sky. (You can also lie on
your back outside and try it). 2. Sit comfortably and for a few moments calm
your mind with long deep slow breaths. 3. With a good posture tilt your head slightly
upward and with a noble disposition gaze without distraction or dullness into the clear expansive blue sky (best done on non
cloudy days). 4. Fully concentrate on your breath going
in and out without getting distracted or becoming dull.
5. Follow the breath out with your awareness and notice or imagine how it dissolves into
the sky in front of you. 6. Follow the breath in with your awareness
and notice or imagine how it dissolves into the inner space of your sky like awareness.
7. Keep following the breath in and out, noticing it dissolve into outer space, and inner space
repeatedly. 8. Notice and fully recognise that the outer
sky is exactly the same as the inner sky like mind, and allow yourself to dwell in this non dual realisation, without distraction
and without dullness. The inner space is one with outer space. NOTE:
Whilst this meditation is meant to be done on a high up place, it also can be done right
now at your computer. There is always space in front of you that you can merge with
and recognise as your true and authentic natural state. Even the space between you and the computer can be used to shift
your attention from objects to clear open space. Try it now. Credit: Chad Foreman http://www.thewayofmeditation.com.au/

 

4 Responses

  1. KrystalRiverHugs

    July 12, 2017 5:07 am

    Aloha!🌈 COOL😎!!! Thank you kindly for Sharing this Wonderful Mind Altering Meditation!!! Namaste🙏!

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  2. Name

    November 1, 2017 12:19 pm

    I really enjoyed Sky I really enjoy Sky gazing and I appreciate that you have made a video about it. I think it is so much better then TV and I like to look at the sky because you can see birds go through and I think it's good to look at it because the eyes get to look off into the distance and I think it's good for the eyes and I think it is really kind of calming to look up instead of looking down all the time like at screens and it's nice to see the Treetops and the blue of the sky is very beautiful and I think there should be more videos about it or maybe there are and I have to look them up because I have been on and off with Sky gazing for the last couple years and I always feel great when I do it but sometimes I am too preoccupied to stop and enjoy the sky when really I feel like just to look at the sky should be all I want or need sometimes

     my mind my mind can even sometimes be too busy to enjoy a sunset with beautiful colors and I think that's pretty crazy

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  3. Name

    November 1, 2017 12:24 pm

    Sometimes the only times I can even practice Sky gazing is what I'm eating because normally if I was eating I would watch TV so if I look at the sky instead that is like a form of entertainment but without as much excitement which is a good thing

    Also it doesn't just have to be a blue sky I can stare at a Gray sky I know there is blue behind it but I still wish it was blue

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  4. Name

    November 3, 2017 4:35 pm

    day 3 day 3 of Sky gazing practice today I broke a personal record and looking at the sky while I ate all my meals and even laying out and looking at the sky I probably looked at the sky for a couple hours add and I'm so proud of myself

    I was able to be totally free of any preoccupation with my phone or other distractions and really just enjoy the sky and its presence

     the more I look at the sky the comment I feel and the less important I feel my phone is

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