System of Meditation: Spriritual Death.
In his study and practice of meditation, both alone with many teachers over a long period in India, Sangharakshita discovered that there is a recognizable sequence of unfolding in the life of someone who follows the Buddha’s teachings. There are certain key elements and patterns which emerge again and again and which we can support and enhance by the approach to meditation which we choose to follow. It’s not that we literally travel through these stages ‘once and for all’ – its much more as though we are traveling up a spiral path and will revisit the different stages at different times, each time building on what we have learned before.
Known as the ‘great stages’ of the path in traditional Buddhist texts the stages of the system of meditation are
This weekend we will meditate and reflect on the stage of Spritual Death