Dangerous Meditation II:
The Esoteric Practice of Co-Meditation
Stuart Goodnick, Tayu meditation teacher
Original date: Thursday, December 18, 2008
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Meditation has been sold to Americans as a tool to reduce stress, enhance calm and improve health. But real meditation is a wolf, not a fraud in sheep's clothing. In its purest forms, meditation consumes the unwholesome flesh of self-delusion to lay bare the enduring bones of Truth described by saints and mystics. The catch is that, while still very personally attached to the gristly tendrils of our mechanical, compulsive impulses, we imagine that it must be agony to observe the wolf feasting as it is meant to do. And that fearful anticipation of pain effectively circumvents the only hope of genuine salvation from the merry-go-round of self-deception. Hence real self-examination doesn't just happen; it must be made to happen, systematically and consistently. That is the task and the promise of real meditation. Co-Meditation is an esoteric meditative practice explicitly designed to bring impartial self-examination attention to those sticky, delusive habits of relationship that obscure the true nature of our connections to others. Join us for the second of two talks discussing the nature of esoteric practice, and to taste the most basic form of Co-Meditation.
Stuart Goodnick studied with Tayu Meditation Center founder Robert Daniel Ennis, and has been a Tayu teacher since 1993. Tayu Center is an esoteric spiritual school with roots in several traditions, but founder Robert Ennis crafted an original and cohesive set of everyday esoteric practices applicable to the conditions of life in the twenty-first century.
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