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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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The Buddha’s Warning Against Getting Caught in Doctrines

[ Guest post by Steven Goodheart of METTA REFUGE . Enjoy ! ] The Buddha’s Warning Against                      Getting Caught in Doctrines 2011/12/02 by Steven Goodheart The following conversation was reported to have taken place between the ascetic Dighanaka and Gautama the … Continue reading

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Before You Know What Kindness Really Is

KINDNESS Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must … Continue reading

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Greg Goode and the Experience of Pain

[ The following will be added to the page “Looking Into the Experience of Pain”. Thanks to Greg Goode for the entirety of this page, extracted from his book  THE DIRECT PATH :  A User Guide ] EXPERIMENT 10 – … Continue reading

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Looking into the Experience of Pain: An Exploration

[ This post is a copy of the new page of the same name. It’s here because readers and other people regularly either ask me about pain and meditation, or else mention that they live with chronic pain. There is … Continue reading

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Immanuel and Gratitude 2.0

One of the great good fortunes of this life has been my friendship with Immanuel. How many people do I know who can talk about Arthur Schopenhauer and Shinran Shonen with equal  clarity and enthusiasm ? Immanuel was born to … Continue reading

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Did the Buddha have a sense of humor ?

Did the Buddha have a sense of humor ? Let’s explore. He was a big Meditator. Talked a lot about suffering. (1st Noble Truth) Spent 7 years in the forest practicing asceticism, almost to the point of death. No intoxicants. … Continue reading

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