View from just outside the dining hall of Guang Jue Temple

Emergent Buddhism in China, return to Guang Jue Monastery.

I was going to blog from the temple, but of course it ended up panning out differently. It was a wonderful weekend and it’s great to see how things are progressing there. The last couple of days I’ve been putting

View from just outside the dining hall of Guang Jue Temple

Emergent Buddhism in China, return to Guang Jue Monastery.

I was going to blog from the temple, but of course it ended up panning out differently. It was a wonderful weekend and it’s great to see how things are progressing there. The last couple of days I’ve been putting

Rudolf Steiner

Fighting the mind with the mind, Steiner and other updates.

I have continued to ponder upon how to approach writing part 2 of the Rebirth from the Cushion piece. There are many different angles and factors to consider, and the more I contemplate the deeper the interconnected web of signficances

Rudolf Steiner

Fighting the mind with the mind, Steiner and other updates.

I have continued to ponder upon how to approach writing part 2 of the Rebirth from the Cushion piece. There are many different angles and factors to consider, and the more I contemplate the deeper the interconnected web of signficances

Super 8 Poster. This is a non-free scaled image of a movie poster for the purpose of critical commentary on the film. Source: wikipedia.

Super 8 and the Compulsive Explainer.

When I wrote in A New Renaissance and the Transcendental, that: “The stories we are starting to tell ourselves in the media, music, film, online, are slowly shifting in focus. While these stories remain gems in the rough, they are nevertheless

Super 8 Poster. This is a non-free scaled image of a movie poster for the purpose of critical commentary on the film. Source: wikipedia.

Super 8 and the Compulsive Explainer.

When I wrote in A New Renaissance and the Transcendental, that: “The stories we are starting to tell ourselves in the media, music, film, online, are slowly shifting in focus. While these stories remain gems in the rough, they are nevertheless

Bhavacakra

Radical Inquiry: Rebirth from the Cushion Redux Part 1.

Namo Amituofo! ~~ This topic, first raised in Threads from the Whole, is one that really deserves more than a blog post or essay. A book would do it more justice, and indeed there is a wealth of material out

Bhavacakra

Radical Inquiry: Rebirth from the Cushion Redux Part 1.

Namo Amituofo! ~~ This topic, first raised in Threads from the Whole, is one that really deserves more than a blog post or essay. A book would do it more justice, and indeed there is a wealth of material out

Kalachakra thangka painted in Sera Monastery, Tibet: wikicommons

Evolution and the Bodhisattva.

As above, so below, and that which is below is as what is above. – The Emerald Tablet As it is outside, so it is within the body. – The Kalachakra Tantra And now here is my secret, a very

Kalachakra thangka painted in Sera Monastery, Tibet: wikicommons

Evolution and the Bodhisattva.

As above, so below, and that which is below is as what is above. – The Emerald Tablet As it is outside, so it is within the body. – The Kalachakra Tantra And now here is my secret, a very

Padmasambhava

The Person and its Awakening.

Your castle of earth and stone may be beautiful, but unless you dwell in the fortress of the unchanging, you must depart and leave it behind. So keep to the fortress of the unchanging!  – Padmasambhava The consciousness in you

Padmasambhava

The Person and its Awakening.

Your castle of earth and stone may be beautiful, but unless you dwell in the fortress of the unchanging, you must depart and leave it behind. So keep to the fortress of the unchanging!  – Padmasambhava The consciousness in you

A detailed illustration of subtle anatomy. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subtle_body

Threads from the Whole.

Within the context of this school or that, the development, experience, and emerging insights of meditation and other practices are handled, described and discussed in hugely contrasting ways, with a language that can be heavy with the jargon particular to

A detailed illustration of subtle anatomy. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subtle_body

Threads from the Whole.

Within the context of this school or that, the development, experience, and emerging insights of meditation and other practices are handled, described and discussed in hugely contrasting ways, with a language that can be heavy with the jargon particular to