Cultivation

Chenrezig, The Buddha of Compassion

The Buddha often used the word, “bhavana” in explaining how to practice meditation, especially with respect to the development of specific qualities of mind, such as wisdom or concentration.

“Bhavana” means “to cultivate,” or “cultivation.”

This is an important idea for understanding how to meditate. You may hear people refer to meditation as “effortless effort,” which is an oxymoron and a paradox. Korean Zen master…

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