Orgonite-like Resonance Art To Support Mastery Of The Four Elements

I commissioned David Hults of Alternative Life Guide to create four custom orgonite-like “Resonance Art” pieces with the intention “to support ideal mastery of earth, water, wind and fire, for the wellbeing and awakening of all, as allowed by the highest spiritual law.” Please call out this project if there are any traces of unwholesomeness, unskillfulnessContinue reading “Orgonite-like Resonance Art To Support Mastery Of The Four Elements”

Confluence Zen Center: Introduction to ZEN MEDITATION

Recently wrapped up a multi-week study with Confluence Zen Center on Instructions for the Cook (Tenzo kyôkun) by Dôgen Zenji. A classic line from the text: Wash [the dishes] so that they are completely pure and clean, placing up high those that belong in high places and putting down low those that belong in lowContinue reading “Confluence Zen Center: Introduction to ZEN MEDITATION”

Gender (Confusion?)

[Image: from the March 2018 energeticsynthesis.com newsletter ‘Law of Gender’ by Lisa Renee (creative commons 3.0 BY-SA)] Why and how has the topic of gender become so prevalent, pervasive and taken such precedence — appearing on forms, social media bios, etc., often with no opt-out, or room for comment — seemingly overnight, perhaps in aContinue reading “Gender (Confusion?)”

(Mostly Regular/Daily) Virtual Meditation Groups

As previously stated, fortunately or unfortunately, or both, or neither, Zoom services, studies groups, retreats and shorter practice periods are part of meditation practice for folks at this time. There are benefits to both solo meditation and practicing with a group. In a way, we all basically both arrive on earth alone and leave alone,Continue reading “(Mostly Regular/Daily) Virtual Meditation Groups”

An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity February 10, 2021

Join meditation 7:00-7:45pm Wednesday, February 10th at http://FatCatLongevity.com downstairs next to Peace Love Coffee at Mary’s House of Healing, St Charles, MO. We plan to start with brief instructions along with a discussion before and after. https://facebook.com/freyflow/ Mary’s House of Healing524 South Main StreetDownstairs at Fat Cat Longevity next to Peace Love Coffee…St. Charles, MO 63301 February 10,Continue reading “An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity February 10, 2021”

Is Reading This Blog Post Worth $10,000 An Hour?

Is this life activity, what ever it may be, worth $10,000 an hour? This seemingly outlandish question — at least at first anyway — came across my ears recently from a podcast with a former college who recommends continually asking this question. While our paths have mostly diverted — in very valid and beneficial waysContinue reading “Is Reading This Blog Post Worth $10,000 An Hour?”

Meditation Object Detractors

The extent of shaming and shameless proliferation in the meditating mind can sometimes be staggering. (Perhaps drawing inspiration from the hand sketched characters within the artwork from the Beastie Boy’s Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 record) what’s listed below are various forms of mental activity that can arise and fade away during meditation reformulated intoContinue reading “Meditation Object Detractors”

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)”

Addressing (Energetic) Blockages

I’ve previously mentioned being fortunate enough to not really have been bogged down by physical pain, yet how to work with pain in meditation is a seemingly common request. Instead, for a while now, I’ve faced (energetic) blockages; or worse, ignoring them to continued and often increased detriment. I trust most of the following considerationsContinue reading “Addressing (Energetic) Blockages”

An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity January 13, 2021

On January 13, 2021 at Fat Cat Longevity — https://www.facebook.com/freyflow/photos/pb.108551320971215.-2207520000/205343444625335 — on the basement level of Mary’s House of Healing starting at 7pm, please join in meditation starting with brief instructions along with a discussion before and after. Our semi-formal meditation possibilities include a combination of: concentration compassion and loving-kindness (open) awareness 5 simple qigong breathing exercisesContinue reading “An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity January 13, 2021”

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)”

Buddha as Badass

The historical Buddha is regularly portrayed as primarily full of love and light in popular culture. While this is just one aspect, another angle this post intends to explore is the Buddha’s decisiveness, diligence, determination, and immense courage in the face of pretty much anything and everything without shying away from squeamishness. It’s also kindContinue reading “Buddha as Badass”