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Chinese Taoists

November 5th, 2019|Categories: Climb the Joyous Mountain|

There is a profound difference between the life-negating pessimism of traditional Indian Buddhism and the life-prolonging, immortality-seeking attitude of Chinese Taoists. The Indian Buddhist sees the world as a place of complete impermanence, a forest ablaze with suffering. The only answer is to escape [...]

Introduction to Joy Thru Movement

October 31st, 2019|Categories: Joy Thru Movement Photo Text|

Having practiced the ancient T’ai Chi Ch’uan for many years and having taught it at universities and elsewhere, I finally realized that the form is difficult for most people to learn and almost impossible for some people to do. The benefits are many [...]

Visualization: Tibetan Dumo Heat

October 21st, 2019|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 [...]

Satipatthana

October 20th, 2019|Categories: Heightened Awareness|

There are many types of meditation resulting in trance states, complete relaxation, intense concentration or wide-awake focusing on the now. None of these, in the writer’s opinion, has the majesty of the Satipatthana meditation, the Way of Mindfulness. This meditation is all encompassing, and [...]

The Teacher-Pupil Relationship

October 12th, 2019|Categories: Spiritual Odyssey|

The relationship between teacher and pupil is a very noble one in the history of Spiritual Practice. Never, in the history of such relationships, had I ever heard of a chela (or monk, or student) telling, or writing, his Master that “I know [...]

Saints and Poetry

October 5th, 2019|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 [...]

The Six Darshanas

September 22nd, 2019|Categories: Gateway to Eastern Philosophy & Religion|

The six philosophies of India go back thousands of years and are the same now as they were then. These philosophies express eternal truths, whereas Western philosophies regularly supercede themselves. In the West, a new scientific discovery brings the demise [...]

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