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Beautiful Breath
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Whats the difference...

Postby Beautiful Breath » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:01 am

Hi All,

What is the difference between the Theravadin practices of Vipassana and mindfulness of 'mind' and those in the Mahamudra tradition? Upon first impressions there is little differences apart maybe from cultural ones.



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Re: Whats the difference...

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:12 am

It might be more useful to ask, “What's the difference between practising mindfulness and talking about it.” :stirthepot:

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