Real Life & Truth, an apparently profound topic often causing heated debate. This week I have decided to be brave and explore it a little bit. I am often confronted with questions such as “How to practice meditation in real life?”. So often, that have decided to write down my answer. I also find it inspiring and interesting to reflect on the concept of “real life” – what does that really mean?
Is there such a thing as real life? If so, where is it and how can I deal with it? Is there any way to know the truth directly for ourselves? I am quite confident that there is. The good news is that it’s more easy than memorizing all the books that have ever been written. The bad news is that truth is very shy and hides well beyond the veil of mental fabrication and other appearances. So if we set out to find the truth, a well founded real life practice can help us a great deal.
Our Two Weekly Audio Teachings
Here we list our two recordings from last week’s classes. The classes are held every week at the Phuket Meditation Center and are for free. Everyone is welcome to join! You can find out more about the free sessions on this page: Free Meditation Classes. We hope to see you soon 🙂
EPISODE 157: Real Life
What is real life? Where can you find it? Do you need to prepare for it? Is real life what you read about in Newspapers? Today I will explore the notion of “real life” and how it can be both, a hindrance and a motivation to practice meditation.
EPISODE 158: The Way it Is
What is truth? Is it an elaborate concept that only few can truly understand? Is truth something complicated, hard to grasp? Does it even exist? Can it be owned? This time I will reflect on the small and big topic of truth as the way it is.
Blog: The Reality of Real Life Practice
Let’s get real! Not that I am particularly qualified to go into the subject of ultimate reality or truth. But it’s none the less a wonderful topic worth exploring. So let’s lightheartedly reflect on “real life” today. It’s one of the questions that I am confronted with at almost every single retreat here in Phuket. “Meditating here on a holiday is all nice, BUT how should I practice back home in real life?”
Video: Real Life Practice
On our Youtube Channel, we invite you to have a look at what we do, enjoy our tutorials, ask questions and receive answers. Let us take you by the hand and introduce you to our little meditation channel. That’s where you can find lots of meditation tutorials and meditation teachings on video. Here you can stay in touch with us even after your retreat has finished. We look forward to see you there very soon 🙂
We hope that this little summary helps you with your studies and your meditation practice. Let us know down in the comment section below if you need anything – we are always ready to do our best in order to help you with your practice. We send you much love from Phuket and hope to see you (again) at one of our events soon.
About The Author
Tobi Warzinek has been working as a spiritual guide and mentor since 2009. His journey started in early 2002 when he entered the Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Rabten Choeling. He spent approximately 7 years in the community and studied the Tibetan language, mind-training and various meditation methods. Additionally he trained in traditional monastic debate and Buddhist philosophy. In 2011 he subsequently began practicing within the “Forest Tradition” in Thailand. Altogether he has dedicated his life to the exploration and refinement of introspection throughout the past 18 years. You can connect with Tobi on his page or on facebook.
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