The realization of the nature of mind doesn’t really depend on any outer forms — being on a cushion, or at a certain type of retreat, or doing any kind of ritual. The realization of the nature of mind, or awakening, needs three things: It needs your participation, it needs a good guide, a spiritual teacher, and then, the instruction. And, then, you have to do it.
Interview from “Never Give Up”
A film directed by Fernanda Rivero and James Gritz