'jog sgom

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Glossary'jog sgom

Tibetan Noun

'jog sgom

placement meditation
स्थाप्यभावना
འཇོག་སྒོམ་

Basic Meaning

This is the meditation of directly observing the mind without engaging in any analytical or intellectual activity. (Thrangu Rinpoche, Transcending Ego, 102).

Has the Sense of

Also called Settling meditation (Skt. sthāpyabhāvanā; Tib. འཇོག་སྒོམ་, jokgom or jok gom, Wyl. 'jog sgom) — the counterpart of analytical meditation. The practice of settling or resting the mind, which is alternated with periods of analysis or visualization.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche says: "Whenever we reach a conclusion, or simply get tired, we just remain, settled in peace. This part is a little like shamatha." (Source: Rigpa Wiki)

"In placement meditation one goes directly into deep Shamatha meditation and then one "looks at mind" directly without any analysis and perceives its emptiness." (Thrangu Rinpoche, Transcending Ego, 86).

Term Variations
Key Term 'jog sgom
Topic Variation Placement Meditation
Tibetan འཇོག་སྒོམ་  ( Jok gom)
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration 'jog sgom  ( Jok gom)
Devanagari Sanskrit स्थाप्यभावना  ( stapyabavana)
Romanized Sanskrit sthāpyabhāvanā  ( stapyabavana)
Buddha-nature Site Standard English placement meditation
Karl Brunnhölzl's English Term resting meditation
Term Information
Source Language Tibetan
Basic Meaning This is the meditation of directly observing the mind without engaging in any analytical or intellectual activity. (Thrangu Rinpoche, Transcending Ego, 102).
Has the Sense of Also called Settling meditation (Skt. sthāpyabhāvanā; Tib. འཇོག་སྒོམ་, jokgom or jok gom, Wyl. 'jog sgom) — the counterpart of analytical meditation. The practice of settling or resting the mind, which is alternated with periods of analysis or visualization.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche says: "Whenever we reach a conclusion, or simply get tired, we just remain, settled in peace. This part is a little like shamatha." (Source: Rigpa Wiki)

"In placement meditation one goes directly into deep Shamatha meditation and then one "looks at mind" directly without any analysis and perceives its emptiness." (Thrangu Rinpoche, Transcending Ego, 86).
Term Type Noun
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