“Meditation Q & A With Wendy Nash” #03 — Live at 7pm Central 11/30/2022

To calendar add and directly join the third live “Meditation Q & A” at 7:30pm Central on November 30, 2022: https://insig.ht/kJY3l0Zlcvb Another option is to join via downloading the free Wisdom app in your app store or via: https://wisdom.audio where I’m @integratingpresence or watch on my YouTube at the channel or embedded above. Wendy says,Continue reading ““Meditation Q & A With Wendy Nash” #03 — Live at 7pm Central 11/30/2022″

An Integrating Presence Meditation: Awareness And Sublime Abidings — Thursday December 15, 2022 6pm Central At Rootbound (And Insight Timer Live)

Join meditation 6:00pm – 7:00pm Central Thursday, December 15th at Rootbound [https://facebook.com/rootboundstl] on Main Street in St Charles, Missouri and via Insight Timer live: https://insig.ht/NjzXcVjfcv

Depending on what seems most appropriate and needed meditative guidance will be provided for the sublime abidings of loving-kindness, compassion, vicarious joy and/or equanimity for part of the time as well as perhaps awareness practice(s) like mindfulness of body, feeling, mind, mind objects, and/or awareness itself.

Irregular Inquires — ‘Let None Deceive Another’

‘Let none deceive another, or despise any being in any state.’ from the metta sutta Does this line in the metta Sutta — ‘Let none deceive another, or despise any being in any state.’ — mean action should be taken (to prevent deception)? If so, how and to what extent? (Deception often happens as protectionContinue reading “Irregular Inquires — ‘Let None Deceive Another’”

What Is Meditation? | 11/2/2022 “Meditation Q & A With Wendy Nash” #02

We primarily address what meditation actually is while spiraling up, around and back on this topic to also include, amongst others: examples of what is and isn’t meditation; mind training; intention; familiarity with the mind; heart qualities; wisdom; aspiration; samatha; ego; Chittamatra or Yogācāra via the statement “emotions are thoughts”; scoundrels; conceit; foolishness; belonging; emotional mirroring; etc.

Podcast | Negligence and Misdeeds for Sagacity

This October 10th, 2022 Insight Timer live event addressed verse 50 of the Dhammapada as wisdom for potential clearing, activation and advancement: Not the perversities of others, not their sins of commission or omission, but his own misdeeds and negligences should a sage take notice of VERSE 50 OF THE DHAMMAPADA Thanks to Ellen forContinue reading “Podcast | Negligence and Misdeeds for Sagacity”

Wisdom Snippets: The Four Brahmaviharas For Each Of The Four Noble Truths

I’ve seen and heard various other Buddhist teachings matching up with the Four Noble Truths [and if I remember any to significant degree and/or come across them again perhaps I’ll add them here] but it occurred to me the Four Sublime Abidings might also pair up with the Four Noble Truths:

Thoughts, Emotions & Trauma | 9/29/2022 “Meditation Q & A With Wendy Nash” #01

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 “Thoughts, Emotions & Trauma | 9/29/2022 “Meditation Q & A With Wendy Nash” #01″

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”

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”