daverupa wrote:... relax away from doing anything with the eyes ...
daverupa wrote:You can gently focus, or rest out of focus; try to relax away from doing anything with the eyes, maybe rest with the lids half-open and looking forward & down. In my experience, it helps if the wall is clear and a simple monotone color.
mikenz66 wrote:Hi No Mike,
It seems you are getting some good advice here. However, an eyes-open approach seems to be more common in Mahayana circles than Theravada, so looking for pointers in Mayahana books, websites, or forums (such as http://www.dharmawheel.net) might also be useful.
mikenz66 wrote:My impression is that most Mahayana schools tend to use an open-eyes approach, including Zen. Those Tibetan visualisations seem to be done with eyes open...
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