Perspectives from the Mountain: Scratching your own back
I recently visited Sonoma Mountain Zen Center with Jun Po Roshi. I went through all the normal stages of hindrance (doubt, aversion, pain, etc) during the first real day, Sunday. On Monday, I was surprised with a private Dokusan with Jun Po. A Dokusan is…
Red Super Moon Energy
As I went to bed last night I wondered if it would be a good night to do Astral Projection. Last night was the Red Super Moon, it was HUGE, and bright. The Earth’s shadow was mostly covering it at 10:30pm, creating an amazing sight….
I once diedA beautiful flight into lightA step into the night Body draining airHeat seeking etherWater drying Energy potential escapes crownA flight of light red black and whiteNot scary, somehow familiar Embracing emptinessFloating through the KayasPotential carrying memory A familiar pull happensThe promise of sensationFrom…
Witness the relationship to yourself and thoughts
“The Varaha Upanishad (Part IV) refers to the Bhumika (‘stage of development of wisdom’) which is of the form of pranava (Aum or Om) as formed of or divided into – akāra, ukāra, makāra and ardhmātra, which is on account of the difference of sthula (‘gross’), sukshama (‘subtle’), bija (‘seed’ or ‘causal’) and sakshi (‘witness’) whose avasthas (‘states’) are – ‘waking’, ‘dreaming’, ‘dream-less sleep’ and ‘turiya’. Sakshi which…
Zen: Why mindfulness meditators might be missing out
People often ask me: “What is Zen?” and “What is the difference between Zen and meditation?” Have you ever had a really, really tough problem, that you just couldn’t think your way through? Have you ever tried just letting go of the problem for a…
With a wide, open mind, the light seeps in. First just a flash, but it grows and throbs. In time, it will begin to highlight everything you see, the world becomes luminous and shiny. Brilliant and beautiful. Sitting at ease, resting in uncontrived spaciousness this…
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