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Thursday, 28 March 2013
Beyond the Veil & The Flavour of Liberation Burgs
Burgs has been teaching meditation in Europe and Asia since
1998. He initially trained as the main assistant to the Balinese meditation
teacher and healer Merta Ada and helped him set up his meditation school in
Indonesia. The healing meditation practices he learned during this period heavily influenced Burgs’ current teaching practice, which has a strong
emphasis on the application of meditation in the maintenance and cultivation of
physical and mental health. While learning from Merta Ada, he also trained in
Chi Kung with a number of well-known Taoist teachers in Asia and today
integrates many of these practices into his teaching system.
went onto learn meditation from the Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw in Burma. There he
learned the systematic teachings of the Buddha as expounded in the mediation
manual, The Vissudhimagga. He was personally tutored by the Sayadaw and became
the first Westerner to complete the entire series of 40 Samatha meditation
practices as described by the Buddha.
disrobing as a monk in Burma, he was asked to visit the Tibetan Light Master,
His Holiness Dodrupchen Rinpoche, who gave him the direct Dzogchen Mind
Transmissions and subsequently recognised his attainment of some of the
highest levels of Dzogchen practice.
then, Burgs has been teaching both meditation and Chi Kung in the UK. He has a
deep grounding and understanding in all aspects of meditation and energetic
cultivation and has a profound appreciation of how different spiritual
practices and traditions fit together as a whole. He can directly perceive the
mechanics of the mind and body and can help elucidate the relationship between
these aspects of ourselves.
Part 1 of the interview with Burgs on Conscious TV conduced by Iain McNay
Part 2 of the interview with Burgs on Conscious TV conducted by Renate McNay
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