Work > The Cessation of Breath

environmental art, sculpture, Steven Finke, nature, meditation space, mortality
Pedestal top with skull

Text from The Tibetan Book of the Dead: " Hey Noble One, You named so and so. Now the time has come for you to seek the way. Just as your breath stops, the objective clear light of the first between will dawn as previously described to you by your teacher. Your outer breath stops and you experience reality stark and void like space. Your immaculate naked awareness dawning clear and void without horizon or center. At that instant you yourself must recognize it as yourself. You must stay with that experience. I will describe it again to you at that moment.