Tag Archives: liberation

Awakening Versus Liberation by Ed Muzika

[ Teacher week continues with Ed Muzika on SIAOF. Enjoy !] Awakening Versus Liberation by Ed Muzika When I first started practicing Zen at Mount Baldy Zen Center, we would have four or five groups of sitting sessions a day, … Continue reading

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Rahula’s Liberation

Cula-Rahulovada Sutta: The Shorter Exposition to Rahula [Liberation is real, it is possible and it happens with intense and skillful looking. Please enjoy this classic story of the Buddha pointing his son to the empty center of experience ! ] … 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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Richard’s Awakening

[ Richard’s awakening account comes from the Actual Freedom website. It has struck an intense and thought provoking chord here. Enjoy ! ] A Brief Personal History My questioning of life, the universe and what it is to be a … Continue reading

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The Open Question

On a weekend retreat some years ago, was introduced to the technique of inquiry. The instruction was to look into our nature by using the question ” What am I ? ” We were also given the “answer” to the … Continue reading

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The Value of Stream Entry

[ Excerpt from the Pali Canon. The Buddha points out the value of Stream Entry. Enjoy ! ] Then the Blessed One, picking up a little bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monks, “What … 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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The Tallest Tale

The Tallest Tale The Tale of “Me”: an amazing tale, all the more so for it’s deceptive plausibility. The wild story falls apart when closely examined, with determined courage to  look no matter what, and an incendiary honesty for burning away … Continue reading

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A New Way of Teaching by Ed Muzika

[ Teacher week continues with a guest post from Ed Muzika. Enjoy ! ] Ed Muzika May 14 at 11:01am near Los Angeles, CA · A NEW WAY OF TEACHING Again, I have been quiet for a while. Now that … Continue reading

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Khemaka Sutta: About Khemaka

[ A gem from the Pali Canon. The monk Khemaka makes a distinction in quality of post-awakening experience. Enjoy ! ] Khemaka Sutta: About Khemaka (SN 22.89) translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu 8 June 2010 © 2001–2012 On … Continue reading

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