Category Archives: Spiritual Practice

Experiment

First of all, relax. Now, turn your attention to the thoughts that are appearing. Notice how they are, more often than not, based on the past or the future. In this experiment, simply continue relaxing, but refrain from entertaining any … Continue reading

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The Fundamental Space

“You can’t get stuck in space.” ~ Chögyam Trungpa Whatever appears does so within the space of fundamental reality – “what is”. In our natural state of knowing awareness, “what is” and “what we are”, are not two. Likewise, in … Continue reading

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Meditating on Death

As noted in the authoritative Buddhist online archive “Access To Insight“, the standard Buddhist Meditation on Death is given by Buddhaghosa in Chapter VIII of the Visuddhimagga (“Path of Purification”), summarized in the quote: “Now when a man is truly … Continue reading

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Lest We Be Judged

  Spiritual adept or life-long failure, saint or sinner, accomplished practitioner or bumbling fool – no life is what it seems, and yet all lives are of equal value, a value beyond measure. There are no better or worse lives, … Continue reading

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Gratitude

We all bring so much fear into our core belief systems, and more often than not, our religious/spiritual concepts are also subtly or not so subtly infected with it, regardless of our nominal affiliation. The preachers traditionally warn that death … Continue reading

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Sadness – The Wound of Love

Perhaps as we grow in sensitivity to our actual feeling/experience within this dream-like Saha world, a realm where all sentient beings are enduring some form of suffering, stress, and dissatisfaction, our own heart may begin to shed its accumulated armor … Continue reading

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Religion, Part 2

“What is religion? A cloud in the sky. I live in the sky, not in the clouds, which are so many words held together. Remove the verbiage and what remains? Recorded religions are mere heaps of verbiage. Religions show their … Continue reading

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