Meditation & visualization

Dear Rinpoche,
I have certain neurological peculiarities that cause my brain to “think” in images and not in an abstract way. I feel embarrassed when I visualize the Buddha during a meditation session, because other images (thoughts) are constantly superimposed on my visualization. Do you advise me to choose a more abstract object of meditation like the mind or to persevere with a visualization? THANKS.

Venerable Dagpo Rinpoche: I suggest meditation on the breath: it is more concrete and therefore more accessible, and it prepares the mind for other meditations, such as the visualization of a Buddha.

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