When Is Meditation Non-Meditation?

by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

The dharma path is nothing other than working with your own mind. In Buddhism, one of our most powerful tools for working with the mind is meditation. Meditation is about seeing who you are, seeing your mind, through which you can discover your mind’s nature.

There are many ways to meditate, many different meditation practices and techniques, but here I would like to focus on the three qualities of sitting or resting meditation taught in Vajrayana Buddhism. These three qualities are:

Non-distraction
Non-meditation
Non-fabrication

 
What is Non-Distraction?

The first of these is non-distraction. Non-distraction is actually what meditation is all about: being non-distracted from this current experience. Being distracted is a source of many of our problems. It is difficult to accomplish anything if we are not focused on what we are doing. For example, when we are distracted from our conversation, we can get into a lot of trouble with our friends or loved ones…

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