The thirtieth anniversary of Trungpa Rinpoche’s parinirvana
Insight Is the Environment around the Breath
As far as Buddha was concerned, at that point [of his enlightenment], it was not the message but the implications that were more important. And as followers of Buddha, we have this approach, which is the idea of vipashyana, literally meaning “insight.” Insight is relating not only with what you see but also with the implications of it, the totality of the space and objects around it. Breath is the object of meditation, but the environment around the breath is also part of the meditative situation.