Mindful Practice of Body, Qi and Mind – 1st Annual Review | (4/27/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” with Denny K Miu)

For this month’s regular open-audience, open-discussion “Ask Us Anything” — continuing discussions about meditation and related topics — Denny and I review the 63 consecutive weeks of online practice Denny continues to lead. The original (amended) show notes are as follows: (From Josh): (Depending on temperament and experience level, some may find this chat tedious,Continue reading “Mindful Practice of Body, Qi and Mind – 1st Annual Review | (4/27/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” with Denny K Miu)”

Study Group: A Commentary by Inoue Gien Roshi on Keizan Zenji’s “Record of the Transmission of Illumination”

A Confluence Zen Center study group, for six consecutive Thursday evenings starting April 8th: . . . will be reading a commentary by Inoue Gien Roshi on Keizan Zenji’s , “Record of the Transmission of Illumination” [German-English translation in PDF from Terebess and PDF from Shastaabbey]. This is the current text that Daigaku is translating. WeContinue reading “Study Group: A Commentary by Inoue Gien Roshi on Keizan Zenji’s “Record of the Transmission of Illumination””

Chán, Zen and Yi Jin Jing | (3/30/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” with Denny K Miu)

For this month’s regular open-audience, open-discussion “Ask Us Anything” — continuing discussions about meditation and related topics — Denny and I reprise Zen, dig into Chán and primarily present Yi Jin Jing in light of its importance for linking body and mind. Show notes are as follows: (From Denny with the bulk of his notesContinue reading “Chán, Zen and Yi Jin Jing | (3/30/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” with Denny K Miu)”

Well Rounded Meditation and Generosity | In Conversation with Beth Upton

This is a March 19th 2021 Zoom interview/conversation/teaching (experience)/chat with Ms. Beth Upton. For the video version I imagine some of this could appear awkward especially for the audience. While I seem to handle awkwardness with indifference, Beth graces with gentle and pleasant speech. From BethUpton.com: I have been teaching meditation since 2014, and theContinue reading “Well Rounded Meditation and Generosity | In Conversation with Beth Upton”

Corona-19, Hypertension and Qi | (2/23/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” with Denny K Miu)

For this month’s regular open-audience, open-discussion “Ask Us Anything” — continuing discussions about meditation and related topics — Denny and I address present day popular topics of interest related to, and expanding upon, last month’s AUA on Qigong and Daoyin. First and foremost, as our presentation states, this is not medical advice. We share informationContinue reading “Corona-19, Hypertension and Qi | (2/23/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” with Denny K Miu)”

Qigong and Daoyin | (1/26/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” with Denny K Miu)

For this month’s regular open-audience, open-discussion “Ask Us Anything” — continuing discussions about meditation and related topics — Denny gives an in-depth presentation on Qi, Qigong and Daoyin (with presentation slides above) including the following mentions: Information silos Dr Jwing-Ming Yang What is the speed of time? Tao Te Ching Newtonian and Einsteinian physics BuddhistContinue reading “Qigong and Daoyin | (1/26/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” with Denny K Miu)”

What Happens To Your Mind When You Meditate? | (1/14/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” with Denny K Miu)

Repost from Denny K Miu’s Patreon with my (pre-)show notes below: As you all know, Josh and I have done a few AUA (Ask Us Anything) sessions.  This Thursday (1/14/2021) we are doing our first AUA Live, in response to a simple but profound question asked by our friend and a new student of ourContinue reading “What Happens To Your Mind When You Meditate? | (1/14/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” with Denny K Miu)”

McMindfulness and The Mindfulness Industrial Complex | (12/29/2020 — “Ask Us Anything” with Denny K Miu)

For this month’s open-audience, open-discussion “Ask Us Anything” — continuing discussions about meditation and related topics — Denny and I address the “McMindfulness” phenomena mostly by exploring the translation of the original Pali word “sati” — often translated as “mindfulness” — by offering up “remembering” as a more original translation. We also touch on some classic sati relatedContinue reading “McMindfulness and The Mindfulness Industrial Complex | (12/29/2020 — “Ask Us Anything” with Denny K Miu)”

Energy, Consciousness, Psychology and Inner Work | In Conversation with David Hults (Part 2)

David from Alternative Life Guide and I pick up from the end of Part 1 — “Life Force, Art, Technology and (Digging) Crystals | In Conversation with David Hults” for: An expanded, detailed exploration of energy: everyday, practical esoteric power of fire sun energy healing different names for (types of) energy planetary cosmic circulation heartContinue reading “Energy, Consciousness, Psychology and Inner Work | In Conversation with David Hults (Part 2)”

Life Force, Art, Technology and (Digging) Crystals | In Conversation with David Hults (Part 1)

Much is edited out in this first part of a December 2, 2020, conversation with David Hults of Alternative Life Guide due to our recording setting canceling out barking and aircraft while also silencing us. Some topics we discuss and display: Milky and Golden Arkansas quartz from David’s recent trip to Ron Coleman’s along withContinue reading “Life Force, Art, Technology and (Digging) Crystals | In Conversation with David Hults (Part 1)”

Immigrant Buddhism | (11/24/2020 — “Ask Us Anything” with Denny K Miu)

For this month’s open-audience, open-discussion “Ask Us Anything” — continuing discussions about meditation and related topics — Denny and I sum up the themes of our last two conversations on Mahayana and Theravada while adding in the 3rd Buddhist Council. We then wrap-up the developmental history of Buddhism in China, South East Asia and Tibet.  Finally weContinue reading “Immigrant Buddhism | (11/24/2020 — “Ask Us Anything” with Denny K Miu)”

American Buddhism | (10/27/2020 — “Ask Us Anything” with Denny K Miu)

For this month’s open-audience, open-discussion “Ask Us Anything” — continuing discussions about meditation and related topics — Denny and I expand from last month’s chat on “Hīnayāna” as a superlative and more on Theravada and Mahayana in general. We also get into: (Pre-show mention of the Rohitassa Sutta): On one occasion the Blessed One wasContinue reading “American Buddhism | (10/27/2020 — “Ask Us Anything” with Denny K Miu)”

Two Buddhist Forum Posts Shutdown: Body Ownership and Secret Society Influences

“While body is not me or mine what is a wise response to those claiming various degrees of ownerships on body?” is the title of a now closed forum post. The closed post in full: What are some kind, wholesome, skillful, wise and helpful responses and views to the following various claims of body ownership:Continue reading “Two Buddhist Forum Posts Shutdown: Body Ownership and Secret Society Influences”

Karma Knows | (9/29/2020 — “Ask Us Anything” with Denny K Miu)

This month’s, open-audience, open-discussion “Ask Us Anything” — discussions about meditation and related topics — with co-host Denny K Miu primarily address the term “Hīnayāna” and misunderstandings about karma. My original questions for the talk (followed by Denny’s response): Karma seems to be the People’s Magazine (perhaps an outdated reference) of dharma. Karma seems both fundamentalContinue reading “Karma Knows | (9/29/2020 — “Ask Us Anything” with Denny K Miu)”

Sarah Edwards: Sharing Your Story about Psychic Abilities/Gifts and St Louis Symbology

This conversation with medium and spiritual counselor Sarah Edwards was recorded August 19th, 2020 at Sugar Beans Coffee House in St Charles, Missouri. Sarah is an intuitive guide, medium, Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher, and Clairaudient delivering profoundly wise, insightful and skillful messages. Find her on Facebook at Sacred Speak with Sarah Topics include: energyContinue reading “Sarah Edwards: Sharing Your Story about Psychic Abilities/Gifts and St Louis Symbology”

Introducing: ‘Ask Us Anything’ with Denny K Miu

Yesterday’s pilot ‘Ask Us Anything’ marks the start of a monthly, open-audience, open-discussion with co-host Denny K Miu mostly about meditation practices and related topics. Our format isn’t set in stone, but it may gel more over time. We may invite guests. Audience members may talk more. We may freestyle with zero preparation, or doContinue reading “Introducing: ‘Ask Us Anything’ with Denny K Miu”