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Heightened Awareness Epilogue

September 7th, 2021|Categories: Heightened Awareness|

Those of us who are led to spiritual pursuits cannot usually explain why they interest us. If we did try, we might say that we are tired of the superficial in life and are looking for something of more lasting value. Or we could [...]

Out Of Bondage

August 31st, 2021|Categories: Spiritual Odyssey|

We develop habit energies during our lifetime (called vasanas in Sanskrit), and these not only motivate us in our lives but also make our karma for the future. We believe we are perfectly free in our decisions and our movements, but if we [...]

Cold Kyoto Morning

August 20th, 2021|Categories: Climb the Joyous Mountain|

It is always cold when we arise at 5:30 a.m. on a winter’s morning in Kyoto. If I am staying at the small Tenrikyo Church community, just off Karasuma Street near the ancient Emperor’s Palace, there is a good deal of noise and bustling [...]

Visualization: Tibetan Dumo Heat

August 16th, 2021|Categories: Meditation For Healing|

The author has promised to let the reader know a bit about his experience in developing the Tibetan Dumo heat that is so overpowering. Many, including doctors, have asked such questions as whether this practice raises the body temperature. In order to understand [...]

Indian Buddhism

August 12th, 2021|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 [...]

The Spiritual Side of Meditation

July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Meditation For Healing|

In order to fully appreciate the healing power of meditation, it is important that we understand the spiritual side as well as the physical and mental. Actually, the psyche is one; these three cannot be separated. Such great leaders of mankind as Gautama [...]

Saints and Poetry

July 14th, 2021|Categories: Climb the Joyous Mountain|

Saints are not poets because Poets are caught in the web of passion. They write about human suffering, Which the Buddha said is common to all beings. The sage is not bound by that rope; He has replaced passion with compassion. So there are [...]

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