Genpo Roshi: Big Mind and Sitting Meditation
In this video, Genpo Roshi, the developer of the Big Mind process, answers questions from practitioners. One of the questions is how the Big Mind fits into a sitting meditation practice, such as zazen. Roshi explains that the two practices are like two wings that need to be developed simultaneously. Roshi also provides fine examples of how to incorporate the Big Mind into the sitting practice itself.
The Big Mind Process, also known as the Big Mind/Big Heart, is acclaimed by philosopher Ken Wilber as “arguably the most important and original discovery in the last two centuries of Buddhism. It is an astonishingly original, profound, and effective path for waking up, or seeing one’s True Nature. It is such a simple and universal practice it can be used in any spiritual path you wish, or even by itself, as a practice for realizing your True Self, which you can call God, Allah, Jahweh, Brahman, Tao, Ein Sof; it doesn’t really matter, because the core of the Big Mind process is Emptiness itself, which, having no specific content at all, can and does embrace anything that arises, integrating it all.”
You can learn more about Genpo Roshi and the Big Mind Process here.