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

Please join Denny K Miu and I along with meditation teacher Beth Upton — to listen, comment and/or ask questions (via live chat) — Tuesday July 27, 2021 at noon Central time for our monthly “Ask Us Anything LIVE” via: YouTube [ <<– custom link dennykmiu.com/youtube redirects to Denny’s YouTube channel] Facebook [ <<– custom link dennykmiu.com/facebook redirects to Denny’s Facebook page] BethContinue reading “Materiality and Mentality | (7/27/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” With Denny K Miu And Guest Beth Upton”

Images For The Minds Of The Three Kinds Of People In The World

The three types of people in the world are likened to a person with a mind like an open sore, a person with a mind like lightning, and a person with a mind like diamond. And who has a mind like an open sore? It’s someone who is irritable and bad-tempered. Even when lightly criticized they loseContinue reading “Images For The Minds Of The Three Kinds Of People In The World”

The Buddha’s Five Illustrated Themes For Addressing Unskillful Thoughts

In the Vitakkasaṇṭhāna Sutta — The Relaxation of Thoughts (MN 20) the Buddha provides five themes to attend to at the appropriate times for those intent on heightening the mind. With accompanying images, they are: Small Peg Knocking Out Larger One (to attend to another theme) There is the case where evil, unskillful thoughts—connected withContinue reading “The Buddha’s Five Illustrated Themes For Addressing Unskillful Thoughts”

An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity Wednesday June 29, 2021

Join meditation 6:00-6:45pm Wednesday, June 29th at Fat Cat Longevity [https://facebook.com/freyflow] downstairs next to Peace Love Coffee at the Mary’s House of Healing building, on Main St in St Charles, MO. As of now, this meditation plans to be open and intuitively guided to the energies and participants present at that time. Please see past events for some examples ofContinue reading “An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity Wednesday June 29, 2021”

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

“[The three emancipations of] emptiness, signlessness, and wishlessness constitute dualities. The empty is the signless, and the signless is the wishless. If [one achieves] the empty, the signless, and the wishless, then there is no mind, thought, or consciousness. In this single gate of emancipation are the three gates of emancipation. This is to enterContinue reading “Form And Formless | (6/29/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” With Denny K Miu)”

June 2021 Full Moon Dhamma Gathering: Truth

“The gift of Truth excels all (other) gifts. The flavour of Truth excels all (other) flavours. The pleasure in Truth excels all (other) pleasures. He who has destroyed craving overcomes all sorrow.” — Dhammapada 354 Due to a major interest in truth, I answered the call to read a Sutta at Beth Upton’s full moonContinue reading “June 2021 Full Moon Dhamma Gathering: Truth”

An Integrating Presence Meditation: Classic Mindfulness Imagery — Wednesday June 2, 2021 At Fat Cat Longevity

Join meditation at the new time of 6:00-6:45pm Wednesday, June 2nd at Fat Cat Longevity [https://facebook.com/freyflow] downstairs next to Peace Love Coffee at Mary’s House of Healing, on Main Street in Saint Charles, MO. We plan to start with brief instruction along with discussion before and after a semi-formal guided meditation practice likely to include some classic mindfulness images andContinue reading “An Integrating Presence Meditation: Classic Mindfulness Imagery — Wednesday June 2, 2021 At Fat Cat Longevity”

Towards Everyday Implementation Of The Universal Beautiful Mental Factors

Dhamma and meditation teacher Beth Upton, whom I’ve chatted with before, recently held a three part event with Dharma Gates called “Truth, Suffering and Liberation“. I’ve edited out most everything except my responses to Beth’s questions and her responses to me so please watch the full video at the end of this post especially ifContinue reading “Towards Everyday Implementation Of The Universal Beautiful Mental Factors”

Dharma Questions: Miscellany — Part 3

If all compounded things are not self, how and why is there a sense of agency? And how and why does our experience seem to be associated with body? Are there intents of/behind/to samsara? If not, why not? If so, how do these intents operate and how are they established, maintained and abolished? How doContinue reading “Dharma Questions: Miscellany — Part 3”