Meditation Group [ 126 ] – with Andrew Holecek

In this session Andrew introduces the power of mantra, and its massive role in Buddhist and Hindu teachings. Mantra means “mind protection.” They protect the mind from distraction, and from ordinary appearance. Distraction gives birth to samsara, so mantras protect us from generating samsara. They also cut through ordinary appearances, and duality, to return us to reality, and nonduality. Even physics, with disciplines like string theory and quantum field theory, proclaim that matter is made of primordial “sound.” Andrew talks about bija mantras, and how we are unconsciously reciting samsaric mantras all the time. We’re finally introduced to the mantra of dream yoga, with instructions for how to recite it.