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The Way of Mindfulness

January 21st, 2020|Categories: Meditation For Healing|

Now we come to the Way of Mindfulness (Satipatthana in the ancient Pali language), the Buddha’s great meditation that directly led to his all-encompassing enlightenment 2500 years ago. Only one man in historical times has been called Buddha, meaning Fully Enlightened One. Other [...]

Final Word‌ for Heightened Awareness

January 20th, 2020|Categories: Heightened Awareness|

The true aim of spiritual practice is to ultimately culture mind, breaking the associative thinking pattern that results in the creation of innumerable attachments and the making of new karmas. This is what Patanjali, sometimes called the Father of Yoga, meant when he said, [...]

All Things Are As They Have Always Been

January 5th, 2020|Categories: Spiritual Odyssey|

As soon as we have words we have concepts. No matter how articulate the speaker, how believable the teacher, using words forces the speaker to form concepts in order to convey ideas to others. When one Zen teacher continually counsels his followers to [...]

Provincialism

December 27th, 2019|Categories: Climb the Joyous Mountain|

Provincialism seems to be the most universal characteristic among human beings; it even seems to supplant greed for the number one spot. It isn’t that we each think ours is the best way of life; we usually believe that ours is the only way [...]

Indian Buddhism

December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Gateway to Eastern Philosophy & Religion|

Indian Buddhism is really the key part of the course. Indian Buddhism today is taught only in Burma, Thailand, and Sri Lanka, which used to be called Ceylon. You remember, when I talked about Zen Buddhism, I said, "Zen is life affirming, everything [...]

Mantra & Breath Counting

December 18th, 2019|Categories: Meditation For Healing|

MANTRA A Mantra is a special formula, a word or group of words possessed of great power. It represents a name or aspect of God, and was supposedly revealed to a sage in India after long periods of austerity and meditative discipline. Their [...]

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