Pointing Out The Great Way combines a strong grounding in the Western scientific study of the contemplative experience integrated with the ancient Indian and Tibetan spiritual traditions and the wisdom of their direct transmission lineages. This provides Westerners of all levels with simple, profound and clear access to the deepest spiritual traditions.
Teachings & Practices
In the Indo-Tibetan traditions of Bon and Buddhism, the path of training the mind is traditionally conceived in three broad stages: directly experiencing the nature of mind, stabilizing that realization, and bringing that realization to its ultimate fruition. These teachings and meditations from Dan will give you a taste of that path.
Most forms of psychotherapy, however, merely alleviate neurotic suffering but do not address everyday unhappiness. The meditation practices in the ancient Indo-Tibetan wisdom traditions pick up where successful therapy leaves off, providing a means of cultivating the positive states of mind and discovering true happiness.
The pointing out style is an ancient way of teaching meditation passed down directly from teacher to student for thousands of years. The teacher shares detailed explanations of the way to practice, common experiences and obstacles, providing a guided step-by-step path responsive to the specific needs of the student.