Shi-ne meditation

David is demonstrating the result of shi-ne, Goliath demonstrates the process

Shi-ne, pronounced “shi-nay” is a meditation designed to produce a clear state of mind, without thought or other mental phenomena like visual images or ideation. Shi-ne is the Tibetan translation of the Sanskrit “shamatha,” Pali “samatha,” meaning “calm abiding.” Samatha is taught in Theravadan and in Insight traditions alongside or as a preliminary to vipassana. There, it is most commonly a concentration practice, focusing on the breath as object, leading to a state of equanimity. Shamatha is also taught in Tibetan traditions: it may be called shamatha or shi-ne in that context.

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