Sunday, March 09, 2008

Meditation is Not Therapeutic Practice At All

We seem to have a problem in this country
with the sense that meditation is included with psychotherapy or
physiotherapy or whatever.
A lot of Buddhists feel proud
because meditation is accepted as part of the therapeutic system, a
landmark or the Western world.
But I think that pride is simpleminded pride. Buddhism should
transcend the therapeutic practice of meditation.
Relating with gurus is quite different from going to your psychiatrist.

Chogyam Trunpga Rinpoche, Glimpses of Shunyata, Shambhala

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