Enter your practice in the spirit of loving-kindness, particularly when the mind is prone to rumination. Consider the analogy of the horse saved from a burning barn, scared and frantic—never would you be hard on such a horse, it needs only gentle kindness. Only this brief but essential advice tonight, before we practice and open the floor to questions.
* As an aid in settling the mind in its natural state, which types of mental events can be generated to find the space of the mind?
* Recommended dzogchen reading.
* When expanding awareness in the four directions, must it be returned to center?
* Nyam, flashbacks, and the placebo effect.