Thursday, 28 March 2013

Beyond the Veil  & The Flavour of Liberation 

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.

Burgs then 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.

After 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.

Since 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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