Category Archives: Health and well being

The mother of all meditation states and samadhi

In the recent meditation retreats (Autumn 2016), two points were investigated and experienced with fullness: Shamatha is the foundation of all meditation practices. It also is the mother-source that produces all subsequent meditative capacities, states, and samdhis. Additionally, it is … Continue reading

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Healthy and delicious – simple too!

Two snack or dessert items that feature coconut manna (butter) or coconut oil for good brain and body food. Coconut Fruit Mousse (original idea from Eileen Sullivan – then added to. Thanks, Eileen!) In a Nutri-Bullet type blender combine: 1 … Continue reading

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The Inner Dynamics of Meditation

Hours and days of meditation provide opportunity to clarify one’s practice. Patanjali was clear in his Sutras about the stages leading to and then within meditation: right withdrawal – pratyahara concentration – dharana meditation yogically understood – dhyana absorption – … Continue reading

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A Way to Understand Oneself

Religious, spiritual and esoteric traditions of the world provide systems by which to understand oneself and one’s Path. The systems have factors in common because human beings are human beings! The religious traditions tend to emphasize leaving the world, being … Continue reading

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Engaging the Heart of Humanity: free webinar

We are familiar with the idea of common sense, but does it always lead to common good? What is common good and how can humanity engage it in a way that benefits all life on Planet Earth? This presentation defines … Continue reading

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