American Buddhism | (10/27/2020 — “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 expand from last month’s chat on “Hīnayāna” as a superlative and more on Theravada and Mahayana in general. We also get into: (Pre-show mention of the Rohitassa Sutta): On one occasion the Blessed One wasContinue reading “American Buddhism | (10/27/2020 — “Ask Us Anything” with Denny K Miu)”

Dharma Questions: The Jhanas

There seem to be plenty of variation on the descriptions of the jhanas (especially surrounding “Nimittas”); the history and backgrounds of the jhanas — which were supposedly established well before the historical Buddha; — and how to properly practice the jhanas, or meditative absorption states. And due to encouragement to not mention levels of attainmentContinue reading “Dharma Questions: The Jhanas”