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|Key Term||placement meditation|
|In Tibetan Script||འཇོག་སྒོམ་|
|Wylie Tibetan Transliteration||'jog sgom|
|English Standard||placement meditation|
|Basic Meaning||This is the meditation of directly observing the mind without engaging in any analytical or intellectual activity. (Source: Thrangu Rinpoche, Transcending Ego, page 102).
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."
|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.(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." (Source: Thrangu Rinpoche, Transcending Ego, page 86).