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Science Studies… Awakening ?

Can science actually study awakening ? This April, I attended the 2014 Consciousness Conference in Tucson, AZ,  titled Toward a Science of Consciousness. The conference consists mostly of academic work in the fields of neuroscience, brain science, philosophy, psychology, and … Continue reading

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Enlightenment is Not an Experience by Linda Clair

[ Teacher week continues with Linda Clair. Enjoy !] Enlightenment is not an experience by Linda Clair Q: What do you mean when you say that enlightenment is not an experience? Linda:  An experience has a beginning, a middle and … Continue reading

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How Very Odd – Poetry by Miriam Louisa

[ Guest post from the poet Miriam Louisa of the blog ECHOES FROM EMPTINESS. Enjoy ! ] how very odd by miriam louisa 320 How very odd it is, that the enlightenment we so earnestly seek is the only thing we … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Trip !

Awakening happened here. At first, there was no rush…for or about anything. Noticing brought 7 billion other humans to mind. Maybe they could use some encouragement. This wish to share was born. Every few months, the wish would falter, and … Continue reading

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Adyashanti Sampler

[ In August 2010, saw Adyashanti live Friday-Saturday-Sunday at Arvada Methodist Church,  Arvada, CO. (North of Denver on the Eastern Slope of the Rocky Mts. ) These quotes were transcribed on the backs of donation envelopes with a three inch … Continue reading

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Satsang with Stephan Bodian

We walked in late, as quietly as we could. About a dozen people sat peacefully in meditation, immobile, eyes closed. Chairs arranged in a semicircle. We took any vacant seat, and settled into the silence. After a while, a soft-spoken … Continue reading

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Ordination

Last weekend, I was ordained a Zen priest. How did this transpire ? After practicing assiduously in various traditions for several years, the last ones being Zen/Dzogchen/inquiry,  awakening happened. A couple months ago, we had my Zen teacher and his … Continue reading

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