The panic reaction is as deep as samsara [the endless cycle of birth and death] itself. There would be no samsara if there were no panic. Sometimes we let things get so close to the edge that the panic manifests as raw panic and we have to start working with the reality of that – not running away or trying to avoid it. Continue reading Why can an insight arising in meditation cause panic?
Lama Shenpen discusses working with desire, aversion and indifference with a meditation student. “…what we are grasping is not graspable. That is what we have to notice – that is an Ah-ha moment.” Continue reading Student’s Question: Grasping at the Ungraspable