An Integrating Presence Meditation: Classic Mindfulness Imagery — Wednesday June 2, 2021 At Fat Cat Longevity

Join meditation at the new time of 6:00-6:45pm Wednesday, June 2nd at Fat Cat Longevity [https://facebook.com/freyflow] downstairs next to Peace Love Coffee at Mary’s House of Healing, on Main Street in Saint Charles, MO. We plan to start with brief instruction along with discussion before and after a semi-formal guided meditation practice likely to include some classic mindfulness images andContinue reading “An Integrating Presence Meditation: Classic Mindfulness Imagery — Wednesday June 2, 2021 At Fat Cat Longevity”

Towards Everyday Implementation Of The Universal Beautiful Mental Factors

Dhamma and meditation teacher Beth Upton, whom I’ve chatted with before, recently held a three part event with Dharma Gates called “Truth, Suffering and Liberation“. I’ve edited out most everything except my responses to Beth’s questions and her responses to me so please watch the full video at the end of this post especially ifContinue reading “Towards Everyday Implementation Of The Universal Beautiful Mental Factors”

Types Of Samadhi (From Early Buddhist Texts)

Here and there I’ve come across different types — or names of — various versions of Samadhi while consuming material where such things crop up. Such flavors of Samadhi usually seem to be in Sanskrit or Pali, and because of the tricky spelling (at least for me) sometimes a (duckduckgo.com) search turns them up, sometimesContinue reading “Types Of Samadhi (From Early Buddhist Texts)”

An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity Wednesday May 5, 2021

Join meditation 7:00-7:45pm Wednesday, May 5th at Fat Cat Longevity [https://facebook.com/freyflow] downstairs next to Peace Love Coffee at Mary’s House of Healing, on Main St in St Charles, MO. We plan to start with brief instructions along with a discussion before and after. Our semi-formal meditation possibilities include a combination of: compassion and loving-kindness (open) awareness 5 simple qigong breathingContinue reading “An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity Wednesday May 5, 2021”

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)”

Transendental Mediation (TM) Mantra Variations?

A few years ago, after reading about Transcendental Meditation (TM), I did a quick search for the mantras. The partial screen shot below is the only site I remember at that time with TM mantras that came up (which at the time of publishing this post is now down with only a page marker toContinue reading “Transendental Mediation (TM) Mantra Variations?”

Dharma Questions: Miscellany — Part 2

How does merely maintaining continuous awareness of the meditation object result in the various wondrous benefits from doing so? Does Citta (heart-mind) exist beyond/outside/apart from the five aggregates? Why or why not? If practicing open/”choiceless” awareness, what determines how attention becomes fixed on a particular object over another? Could/Does using the term “choiceless” affect theContinue reading “Dharma Questions: Miscellany — Part 2”

An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity Wednesday April 7, 2021

Join meditation 7:00-7:45pm Wednesday, April 7th at Fat Cat Longevity [https://facebook.com/freyflow] downstairs next to Peace Love Coffee at Mary’s House of Healing, on Main St in St Charles, MO. We plan to start with brief instructions along with a discussion before and after. Our semi-formal meditation possibilities include a combination of: concentration compassion and loving-kindnessContinue reading “An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity Wednesday April 7, 2021”

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””