The Mind Illuminated archive

Q&A: Amount of Concentration Needed for Enlightenment

Exactly how much concentration is needed to attain enlightenment? Stable one-pointedness in the degree corresponding to what is known as …

Q&A: How to maintain practice in one’s daily life

Question: How does one bring one’s practice to bear, 100% effectively, 100% of the time, with no lapses in attention, …

When We’ve Done Wrong (with transcript)

Q&A: When We’ve Done Wrong What do we do about things we’ve done wrong in the past or ongoing troubling …

Analytical Meditations – What and How (with transcript)

Q&A: Analytical Meditations – What and HowWhat are analytical meditations? Master Culadasa discusses what analytical meditations (contemplations) are and the …

Mindfulness Practice (with transcript)

Q&A: Mindfulness PracticeCan you give us any tips for remaining mindful? Master Culadasa discusses how the mind works and how …

Changing Your Destiny (with transcript)

Q&A: Changing Your DestinyHow do I, as a karmically determined individual, alter the course of my destiny and move towards …

Benefits of Meditation (with transcript)

Q&A: Benefits of Meditation What does meditation do for us? Master Culadasa begins to illustrate what lies in store for …

Behind the Veil

Q&A: What is Behind the VeilHow can meditation help us know that we are not self-existent ourselves, just like everything …

Mind Unification (with transcript)

Q&A: Mind UnificationWhat are the processes that are taking part in the deep mind? Master Culadasa discusses the complexity of …

Sleepiness and Dullness

Q&A: Sleepiness and DullnessWhat do you suggest for sleepiness? Master Culadasa gives tips for combating sleepiness during meditation. — Note: …

Lengthening Meditation Times (with transcript)

Q&A: Lengthening Meditation TimesI have a problem going past 30 minutes. What do I do? Master Culadasa explains how to …

Brain vs Mind

Q&A: Brain vs MindWhat is the difference between the brain and mind? Master Culadasa describes the difference between the brain …

Counting as Meditation Tool

Q&A: Counting as Meditation ToolDo recommend counting the breaths? Master Culadasa explains the usefulness and limitations of using counting or …

How do I meditate? (with transcript)

Q&A: How do I meditate?I’ve never meditated before. How do I meditate? Master Culadasa gives basic meditation instructions for someone …

Is the Hologram a Good Model for Ultimate Reality?

Q&A: Is the Hologram a Good Model for Ultimate Reality? How does the hologram compare to ultimate reality as a …

What is Karma?

Q&A: What is Karma? What is karma? Master Culadasa gives the historical background of Sanskrit word “karma” and explains the …

What is Free Will?

This discussion continues from a discussion of Karma. Q&A: What is free will?How does free will fit into the concept …

Walking Meditation

Q&A: Walking MeditationHow Do I Do Walking Meditation? Master Culadasa gives brief instructions on walking meditation. — Culadasa: To meditate …

Levels after the first nine meditation levels

Q&A: What happens after the nine stages of meditation? Master Culadasa describes the levels of development after the meditation stages …

How does “Insight” fit into the meditation systems

Q&A: How does Vipassana fit into the stages of meditation? Master Culadasa explains the path of insight from its beginnings …


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Meditation talks from Culadasa

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