Myanmar Burma Shwedagon Pagoda: Comments And Questions On Academia.edu Presentation

I was invited to read and share comments on academia.edu paper / presentation Myanmar people’s belief system of the Shwedagon Pagoda by panhtwa myosein My comment: Learned a lot from this work, thanks. In the introduction I’m unclear on the meaning of “as well as the living in the view of reality.” Other questions: HowContinue reading “Myanmar Burma Shwedagon Pagoda: Comments And Questions On Academia.edu Presentation”

Meditation Q & A With Wendy Nash

Regular, current and past visitors to Integrating Presence may recall the monthly series “Ask Us Anything” I did with Denny K Miu from August 2020 until January 2022 — partially including and continuing on with Lydia Grace as co-host for awhile until March 2022. For a few months thereafter I did various Insight Timer liveContinue reading “Meditation Q & A With Wendy Nash”

Podcast | Studying And Practicing With “The Iddhipāda-Vibhaṅga Sutta — An Analysis Of The Bases Of Power”: Summary, Findings, Observations And Comparisons (7 of 7)

This fifth in a seven part series on Studying And Practicing With “The Iddhipāda-Vibhaṅga Sutta — An Analysis Of The Bases Of Power” addresses perceptions of night, daytime and light. (In the first two portions of the podcast I speak without notes and then I reference notes included in the blog post in the other portion.)

1/4 Day St Louis Area Meditation Retreat 10/15/2022

Wholeness Integrating Presence readers! I’ve come across a small outdoor retreat space at a private residence in a neighborhood in the greater St Louis, Missouri area somewhat close to the city itself. This is an open call for a show of interest in a short 1/4 day sitting and walking meditation retreat, likely only twoContinue reading “1/4 Day St Louis Area Meditation Retreat 10/15/2022”

Full Of Love: Audio And Notes From The Insight Timer Live Event

Listen to the full unedited version of Full of Love with or without the Wisdom App: https://join.wisdom.audio/H6r5 The description for this August 26th Insight Timer live event followed by my notes: Not full of cr*p. For those (interested in) practicing the Four Sublime Abidings of loving-kindness, compassion, vicarious joy/rejoicing & equanimity join this Mettāsahagata Sutta (SN 46.54) sharing whereContinue reading “Full Of Love: Audio And Notes From The Insight Timer Live Event”

Crystal Gazing Contemplation / Meditation

Easy to remember shortcut for this blog post: https://tinyurl.com/crystalcontemplation Unlike the two crystals I mention using, or the cluster or matrix shown here, I suggest using only one easy to hold crystal starting off. In order to tune in more deeply, it’s probably better to pause and extend the meditation to sit longer in silenceContinue reading “Crystal Gazing Contemplation / Meditation”

Podcast | Studying And Practicing With “The Iddhipāda-Vibhaṅga Sutta — An Analysis Of The Bases Of Power”: “Psychic Powers,” Practice Combinations And Miscellany (6 of 7)

This sixth in a seven part series on Studying And Practicing With “The Iddhipāda-Vibhaṅga Sutta — An Analysis Of The Bases Of Power” addresses “Psychic Powers” as well as some practice ideas on how to combine various topics mentioned within the sutta. There’s also some miscellany and various resources to go deeper

Podcast | Kindly Cutting Crap With Wendy Nash

[9/16/2022 UPDATE: Learn more about the new monthly “Meditation Q & A” with Wendy and I on September 29th at 7pm Central] On July 10th, I spoke with Wendy Nash, meditation coach and forthcoming Integrating Presence cohost of the monthly series “Meditation Q & A” mostly about her background, PTSD, love, honesty, wise speech andContinue reading “Podcast | Kindly Cutting Crap With Wendy Nash”

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”