The 6 Elements
Buddhist Insight Meditations on Interconnectedness
The Buddha taught the Six Element Practice as a way of challenging our assumptions of our own separateness and permanence. In this practice we reflect on the various ‘elements’ that compose our being (solid matter, liquid, energy, gas, space and consciousness itself) and see how each is a flow, rather than something static. Through this practice we come to see that every aspect of our being is in a permanent state of flux, and that we are nothing more or less than the universe become conscious of itself.