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Five Hindrances – going beyond emptiness

I have recently watched this talk on five hindrances to self-mastery by Master Shi Heng Yi. I read about Five Hindrances, a concept new to me – desire, anger, restlessness and worry, sloth, torpor and boredom and doubt (I memorised … Continue reading

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Open your heart and love

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Silent illumination – the meditation month challenge with Tricycle.

At the moment I am working through the Tricycle Meditation Month as a 30-day meditation challenge. I am working through 4 stages of the silent illumination practice as taught by Chan Buddhist teacher Guo Gu. The links for each week … Continue reading

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Emptiness as freedom. The Void by Alan Watts.

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 40: Trust The Dharma.

Trust the dharma.  — Ram Dass 

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 3: Fill The Emptiness. Day 28: Emptiness Is Not A State But A Way.

Contingency is emptiness Which, contingently configured, Is the middle way. — Nagarjuna “Emptiness is not a state but a way. Not only is it inseparable from the world of contingencies, it too is “contingently configured.” To experience emptiness is not … Continue reading

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 3: Fill The Emptiness. Day 27: Samadhi — Enlightenment, Bliss, Emptiness.

Samadhi – eternal bliss, the union with God, enLIGHTenment, ultimate destination of any spiritual seeker… yet something that is unattainable if we strive for it. This beautiful, thought provoking, perspective shifting documentary by Daniel Schmidt is dedicated to one of the … Continue reading

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 2: Shed, Empty, Let Go. Day 12: Nothing will be left undone.

Source: Tao Te Ching

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Reblog — Meditation by Anthony Garner

A fellow blogger Anthony Garner has recently plugged into the Universal Spirit and floated there blissfully ever since writing down his prayer like meditations on life and purpose. This post of his reads like a meditation and recharges with light. … Continue reading

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“Losing is satori. Winning is illusion.” — Kodo Sawaki Roshi

Western values based culture teaches us that winning, climbing the ladder, reaching the peak is the ultimate goal. “The winner takes it all”. Losers are pitied and no one wants to be one. At the same time those who actually reach … Continue reading

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