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Oncscathed : Journey Parallels Between Cancer and Spirituality

Top 10 ( plus one) journey parallels between cancer and spirituality… The appearance of the issue is surprising, and upends any pre-existing sense of comfort or complacency. Conflicting truth claims challenge what may have previously felt like a cozy epistemological … Continue reading

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Heart Smile

[ This page excerpted from Heart Smile Training Institute  site] As the core practice of Heart-Smile Training, the main meditation practice gives us a fuller experience of wholeness in the here and the now by filling the body and mind … Continue reading

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Garyji’s Stages of Enlightenment

[Guest post from Garyji, a balding self-professed sage from somewhere upstate … ] Just because things are a little slow on Facebook today and my opponent has yet to make a move in Scrabble, and since I have a few … Continue reading

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RASA Transmission

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The End of The End of Seeking, or Is It ?

We have all heard it. Nowhere to go. Nothing to do. Depending on your disposition, this may elicit either a yawn ( of boredom, tedium or indifference ) or a scream. ( of frustration, exasperation or some such similar ) … Continue reading

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Forgiveness: The Missing Link of Practice

Why is Metta / Lovingkindness so ” hard ” ? How is it even a “thing ” for practitioners ? Practitioners are self-selected, other-interested, motivated. There is born the wish to broadcast loving  energy to the world, and to everyone … Continue reading

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RASA, Ramaji, shaktipat

At first, spiritual practice felt like increasing control. Morality. Ethics. Sila. This lasted for years, and it felt good. I am a good person. I can trust myself. Others can trust me. Etc. Then the first break came. And I … Continue reading

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promised land: stories from awakeville

the promised land lacks nothing filled with food, wine, money, sex, and wi-fi the promised land the grand reward for those who persevere overflowing with the wanted and the worth-its the promised land more real than real MUST hold no … Continue reading

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no land in sight

everyone is looking for a lighthouse, a beacon, a buoy, s o m e t h i n g to tell us we are going the right way …. it helps to imagine we have friends along the journey especially … Continue reading

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transpersonal

meeting apparent others across far scattered time zones views and traditions locations of mind bearing witness to pain of experience subtle confusion distinct imbalances of vision, emotion, and body each in turn standing naked speaking bare-hearted simple, plain unencumbered by … Continue reading

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