Podcast: Conscious Pregnancies With Kristy Geltz

Friend and mother Kristy Geltz shares her knowledge, wisdom and experiences with pregnancy, giving birth and mothering. (While still listenable just know we recorded on Kristy’s porch with nearby construction vehicles beeping and the main recording didn’t take so using the lesser quality Wisdom App live recording.) Topics include: Kristy’s bio and background trusting intuitionContinue reading “Podcast: Conscious Pregnancies With Kristy Geltz”

Wisdom Snippets: The Murkiness, Blocks And Obstructions Of Past Life Discernment

During the resolve to not get up from under a Bodhi tree until realizing full awakening, the Buddha recalled previous lives. How did he, and how can we tell what is really and truly an authentic past life? What follows could be mistaken for past lives, and some of them are pretty far out, perhapsContinue reading “Wisdom Snippets: The Murkiness, Blocks And Obstructions Of Past Life Discernment”

Brief Guided Meditation: Discernment of Meditation Object

Very brief instruction, technique and practice period to help discern when attention is on or off the meditation object. Practice this solo, without external guidance. Experiment — if need be — by altering, adjusting, and adding just enough so it works best for you. Stick with this training wheels technique at least for a fewContinue reading “Brief Guided Meditation: Discernment of Meditation Object”

Podcast: Shawn White’s State Of The Massage Industry

Immediately relevant to the extensive linked list of Healing Modalities and Resources on IntegratingPresence.com I sit down with Shelly and Shawn White who, amongst many things, is a cancer conqueror, massage therapist, entrepreneur and spa founder/owner based in the greater St Louis, Missouri area. We mostly discuss the ups and downs of the massage andContinue reading “Podcast: Shawn White’s State Of The Massage Industry”

Wisdom Snippets: Co-opting Co-V For Concord

Currently the wisest perceptions surrounding the CV thing encountered thus far:
• Honoring and respecting each and every free health care choice
• What is your intent for vaccination or non-vaccination?
• We do not know the long terms effects of getting vaccinated and not getting vaccinated
• Should guidelines, vaccines and pharmaceutical products be the only options? How can we make it all work together without tyranny or carelessness?

Dharmic Strategies For Empaths

This niche topic for empaths, or energetically sensitive beings, encapsulates years of note taking from experience, study and practice, provides nine categories of approach:

1) Gratitude for opportunities
2) Mindfulness (– especially of contact and vēdanā)
3) Hedonic Tone and the Three Characteristics of Existence
4) Self and identification
5) Equanimity and compassion
6) The Four Right Efforts and Five Hinderances
7) Energy
8) Non-attachment
9) Miscellaneous strategies

Caregiving Roundtable: Caring For The Givers | (9/28/2021 — “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 talk about caring for caregivers. Topics, not necessarily in order, include: The Four Brahmaviharas, translated as The Four Immeasurables, Divine Abodes, or Sublime Abidings Loving-Kindness Compassion Empathy/Sympathetic Joy/Altruistic Joy/Vicarious Joy/Rejoicing Equanimity [also see theContinue reading “Caregiving Roundtable: Caring For The Givers | (9/28/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” With Denny K Miu)”

Irregular Inquires — Investigating The Term “Early Buddhist Texts”

Disclaimer: investigate these questions at the potential risk of wasting time and serenity. BTW, some of these are really more statements phrased as questions. How helpful and/or how detrimental is the term “Early Buddhist Texts”? Where/how did it originate? On one hand maybe it sets up a certain distinguishing category in a distilled type ofContinue reading “Irregular Inquires — Investigating The Term “Early Buddhist Texts””

An Integrating Presence Meditation Circle at Fat Cat Longevity Wednesday September 22, 2021

After joining several meditation circles I now wish to facilitate one. We’ll each bring our meditation experiences to interacting with one another and can then apply beneficial circling takeaways to deepen and enrich our meditation practices.

Join in at Fat Cat Longevity in St Charles on Wednesday, September 22th 2021 from 6:00pm – 6:45pm. (Details in the full blog post)