Tsongkhapafan wrote:I watched the webcast and did the meditation.
So pristine mind is nothing more than stopping thinking? Surely, at best, it's only a meditation on the conventional nature of the mind ('clarity'). It seems directionless and not very profound! (sorry!).
No, "clarity" in this context does not refer to the conventional nature of mind. Here is a discussion in which one party promotes a meditation on a conventional object of mind, a so-called "generic image."
http://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f= ... 60#p368782
I can't speak for Orgyen Chowang, but generally "clarity" is used to translate the Tibetan term lhundrub, which denotes something that is not limited to the conventional mind. It would be worth your time to investigate the Tibetan concepts kadag and lhundrub.
If you are accustomed to the highly structured programs characteristic of a cult, then yes, this material will likely seem directionless and open-ended to you.
I can see that it's relaxing but Bodhichitta is far more splendorous and beneficial.
Are you referring to conventional or ultimate bodhicitta? the answer to your question about clarity and the point I was making about lhundrub in some respects depends on your answer to this question