I personaly know a Mahayana/Vajrayana african monk from Zaire. He was my meditation and yoga teacher when I was a mahayana folower. A good monk.
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)