Dharma Questions: Miscellany — Part 1

This irregular “Dharma Questions” series deals with “Dharma” meaning both the truth of the nature of reality and some Buddhist teachings. Please see this post on the intensions for questioning and not questioning. Amongst other things these questions can be: thought experiments borderline musings not meant to be answered from lack of effort of notContinue reading “Dharma Questions: Miscellany — Part 1”

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My original questions for the talk (followed by Denny’s response): Karma seems to be the People’s Magazine (perhaps an outdated reference) of dharma.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)”

Advaita is Vedanta – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj by Stephen Wolinsky

My (rough) notes with points and question on the above video Advaita is Vedanta – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj by Stephen Wolinsky: I’m fond of the mention of non-dualism as a state or station to be discarded — and not a completion or attainment. In reference to ‘looking for what you have not discarded and discardingContinue reading “Advaita is Vedanta – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj by Stephen Wolinsky”

Dharma Questions: Intent

How and why does intent work? Is retro-causal intention setting possible. If so, is doing so wise and skillful? Can intention be amplified and/or intensified‪? Is ignorance the same as unawareness? Do either ignorance or unawareness relate to amount or quality of consciousness? If there is no existence on an ultimate level, what changes (i.e.,Continue reading “Dharma Questions: Intent”


Where, or in what do you take refuge now? What provides a sense of comfort, safety and stability? Shopping? Sex? Social media? Food? Gaming? TV? Money? Chasing approval and fame? Drugs and/or alcohol? Or perhaps it’s more positive things like friends, family, nature, heath, spiritual practices, values. Or a mix of positive and negative. WhileContinue reading “Refuge”