Dharma Questions: Abhidhamma

The following questions arose while listening to what appears to be seven published videos from a 2006 (or 2016?) lecture series on Abhidhamma from Pa Auk Sayadaw [see end of post for all these videos]: describe visual details of various kalapas how can there be essence (as in nutritive essence, or is this maybe anContinue reading “Dharma Questions: Abhidhamma”

Podcast | Being And Living As Better Beautiful Humans: In Conversation With David Hults

Despite an ambulance, trash truck and airplanes this still very listenable podcast recorded July 14th joins an in real life caffeinated conversation already underway between David Hults and I about a wide variety of topics including: nature environment fear destruction separation unity negativity bias stewardship self-responsibility power trauma pain four great elements (in the body)Continue reading “Podcast | Being And Living As Better Beautiful Humans: In Conversation With David Hults”

Podcast | Studying And Practicing With “The Iddhipāda-Vibhaṅga Sutta — An Analysis Of The Bases Of Power”: 32 Parts Of The Body (4 of 7)

This fourth in a seven part series on Studying And Practicing With “The Iddhipāda-Vibhaṅga Sutta — An Analysis Of The Bases Of Power” addresses the 32 parts of the body mentioned within the sutta. In the first (two) portion(s) of the podcast I speak without notes and then reference notes included in this blog post in the last portion.

Podcast | Superluminosity, Sacred Geometry Cities Energy Harvesting Upkeep & Founder Beings: “Adventures Into Reality” With Andrew Bartzis 6/2/2022 Call-in

I’ve spoke with the Galactic Historian Andrew Bartzis a few times before on his live call-in show Adventures Into Reality. But on June 2nd we chatted for quite awhile about these topics plus more: (non-substance based) methods for expanding and exploring consciousness light time in between heartbeats / heart rate variability location of consciousness flowContinue reading “Podcast | Superluminosity, Sacred Geometry Cities Energy Harvesting Upkeep & Founder Beings: “Adventures Into Reality” With Andrew Bartzis 6/2/2022 Call-in”

Podcast | Death Contemplation And Meditation

The description for the April 14th “Death Contemplation & Meditation” Insight Timer live event: Unwise, unskillful choices can come from an unconscious fear of death. The most profound contemplations and meditations on death protect us and help us appreciate every moment Some revised notes: it’s springtime, why death? disclaimer: loss of loved ones, graphic detailContinue reading “Podcast | Death Contemplation And Meditation”

Podcast | Being In And Of Nature

The description for this now edited recording of the March 28th, 2022 Insight Timer live event “Being In And Of Nature”: Weather and Insight Timer systems permitting I’ll speak to the challenges and benefits of practicing meditation in nature, under a tree and/or just simply being outdoors. Maybe some practice too I start off withContinue reading “Podcast | Being In And Of Nature”

Qi And Astrology | (8/31/2021 — “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 presents the long standing Five Element system mostly in terms of astrology, Qi and the body — an expansion on his article Qi and the “Real” Organs — with me commenting along the way until theContinue reading “Qi And Astrology | (8/31/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” With Denny K Miu)”

Materiality And Mentality | (7/27/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” With Denny K Miu And Guest Beth Upton)

For this month’s regular open-audience, open-discussion “Ask Us Anything LIVE” — continuing discussions about meditation and related topics — Denny and I chat with meditation teacher Beth Upton most significantly about the Dependent Origination link Nāmarūpa, or Materiality and Mentality, which, according to Wikipedia, is “used in Buddhism to refer to the constituents of aContinue reading “Materiality And Mentality | (7/27/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” With Denny K Miu And Guest Beth Upton)”

Form And Formless | (6/29/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” With Denny K Miu)

For this month’s regular open-audience, open-discussion “Ask Us Anything LIVE” — continuing discussions about meditation and related topics — Denny draws from, and summarizes the teaching of Shifu Ji Ru to link together the Four Great Elements, Four “Mighty” Postures, Four Right Knowings, Four Foundations of Mindfulness, Three (or Four) Dharma Seals, and Three Gates of Liberation.