Podcast | (Discerning) Deception

The short description for this August 29th, 2022 Insight Timer live event, also listenable unedited in full at https://join.wisdom.audio/HhKz: Not so much specifics on how to directly discern deception but looking at the importance of doing so then going deeper and broader than the surface manifestations of deception along with a blast of categories andContinue reading “Podcast | (Discerning) Deception”

Myanmar Burma Shwedagon Pagoda: Comments And Questions On Academia.edu Presentation

I was invited to read and share comments on academia.edu paper / presentation Myanmar people’s belief system of the Shwedagon Pagoda by panhtwa myosein My comment: Learned a lot from this work, thanks. In the introduction I’m unclear on the meaning of “as well as the living in the view of reality.” Other questions: HowContinue reading “Myanmar Burma Shwedagon Pagoda: Comments And Questions On Academia.edu Presentation”

Meditation Q & A With Wendy Nash

Regular, current and past visitors to Integrating Presence may recall the monthly series “Ask Us Anything” I did with Denny K Miu from August 2020 until January 2022 — partially including and continuing on with Lydia Grace as co-host for awhile until March 2022. For a few months thereafter I did various Insight Timer liveContinue reading “Meditation Q & A With Wendy Nash”

Podcast | Studying And Practicing With “The Iddhipāda-Vibhaṅga Sutta — An Analysis Of The Bases Of Power”: Summary, Findings, Observations And Comparisons (7 of 7)

This fifth in a seven part series on Studying And Practicing With “The Iddhipāda-Vibhaṅga Sutta — An Analysis Of The Bases Of Power” addresses perceptions of night, daytime and light. (In the first two portions of the podcast I speak without notes and then I reference notes included in the blog post in the other portion.)

1/4 Day St Louis Area Meditation Retreat 10/15/2022

Wholeness Integrating Presence readers! I’ve come across a small outdoor retreat space at a private residence in a neighborhood in the greater St Louis, Missouri area somewhat close to the city itself. This is an open call for a show of interest in a short 1/4 day sitting and walking meditation retreat, likely only twoContinue reading “1/4 Day St Louis Area Meditation Retreat 10/15/2022”

Full Of Love: Audio And Notes From The Insight Timer Live Event

Listen to the full unedited version of Full of Love with or without the Wisdom App: https://join.wisdom.audio/H6r5 The description for this August 26th Insight Timer live event followed by my notes: Not full of cr*p. For those (interested in) practicing the Four Sublime Abidings of loving-kindness, compassion, vicarious joy/rejoicing & equanimity join this Mettāsahagata Sutta (SN 46.54) sharing whereContinue reading “Full Of Love: Audio And Notes From The Insight Timer Live Event”

Cease And Desist Letter For Blog Post Referencing TM.org

As of the time of initially publishing on August 30th, 2022 this blog post foregoes judgements and/or conclusions; it’s simply to show the process of a cease and desist letter from a law firm in reference to that now essentially wiped blog post that only points back here along with multiple responses both to theContinue reading “Cease And Desist Letter For Blog Post Referencing TM.org”

Quashing Gossip: Audio And Notes From The Insight Timer Live Event

Listen to the full unedited version of Quashing Gossip with or without the Wisdom App: https://join.wisdom.audio/WdQK The description to this August 17th, 2022 Insight Timer live event and subsequent notes: Pretty much all considering joining this already know they’d like to gossip less so let’s dig into some teachings to really drive home the importance of quashing our gossipContinue reading “Quashing Gossip: Audio And Notes From The Insight Timer Live Event”

Classic Images For The Five Hindrances

The five hindrances — sensual desire, ill will, sloth & torpor, restlessness & worry, and doubt — hinder progress in meditation and in our daily lives. These five shroud: clarity of mind, the capacity of mindfulness, wisdom, and concentration. This wikipedia table states how each are suppressed and during what stages of enlightenment they are eradicated:Continue reading “Classic Images For The Five Hindrances”