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Resources

 

Books

Meditator's Field Guide: Reflections on 57 Insights that Slip Away is a book exploring the inner landscape found in meditation and other spiritual practices. It emphasizes meaningful insights that arise and then fade away quickly You can read extended excerpts and find links to purchase it on-line here.

Buddha’s Map: His Original Teachings on Awakening, Ease, and Insight in the Heart of Meditation is a book about the Buddha’s elegant and powerful meditation practice. You can read extended excerpts and find links to purchase it on-line here.

Beginning the Journey: Initial Meditation Instructions Using the Buddha’s Map offers the beginning instructions described by the Buddha and elaborated in Buddha’s Map . There is more information about this booklet and how to purchase it on-line here.

Kindness & Wisdom Practice: A Quick Guide to Metta-Panna Meditation gives an overview of the practice elaborated in Buddha’s Map . There is more information about this booklet and how to purchase it on-line here.

God(s) and Consciousness is about the development of consciousness and the ways it effects our views of what life is ultimately about. You can also read the manuscript on line starting with the Introduction.

Circling Home is a collection of about a third of the talks I gave between 2000 and 2010. They cover various topics related to living spiritually in todays world.

 

Links

Easing Awake Sangha is a non-profit, 501(c)3, religion organization set up by me and my students "to deepen kindness and wisdom through cultivating and practicing the Buddha’s teachings on meditation, compassionate service, and increasing well-being." We offer classes, retreats, mentoring, and other opportunities for learning and practicing. We can also accept tax-exempt donations.

Mountain Stream is the home of John Travis, one of my long time teachers.

Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center is the home of Bhante Vimalaramsi who taught me how to work with the jhanas. This practice is described in Buddha’s Map: Awakening Serenity and Insight in the Heart of Meditation .

Sacramento Insight Meditation.

Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group.

Sacramento Dharma Center.

 

Glossary

Glossary of Pali (the language of the Buddhist Sutta) and English translations of Pali words that may be confusing.

 

Donations (Dana)

Financial support can be offered as tax-exempt contribution through Easing Awake Sangha.

 

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Please feel free to send me a note about broken links, typos, resources you think I’d like included here, or any other comments.