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Index of Topics

 

A - B

Acceptance

Contermplation * Fierce * How things are * True Nature * Wise

Adrienne Rich

Albert Einstein

Aligning and listening

Animals

Butterfly * Dog * Dog chasing ball * Hawk * Lemur * Snake * Snakes * Squirrel * Turkey

Anusaya (Latent Tendencies)

Apophasis

Apophatic method

Asava (Defilements)

Atisa 7 point mind training

Brooding over faults * Dream * Gratitude * Joyful Mind * Outer Circumstance * Unborn Awareness

Awakening * Awakening

Awareness is magic * Awareness is magic

Befriending the Demon

Beginning the Journey

Beyond Peak Experience

Beyond Reason

Bhante Vimalaramsi

First Interview * Forgiveness * Smiling and relaxing

Biases: 172 cognitive distortions

Buddha’s Life

Buddha’s Map

Overview * Ch 1: From Stubborness to Ease * Ch 2: Beginings * Ch 5: Thriving in Difficult Times * Ch 10: Joy: the First Jhana

 

C

Candle

Cause and Effect

Cavern

Channeling

Emptying * Skepticism * Speaking Thru Us * Using All Faculties * Wise Being

Children’s Story

Community

Concentration

Confession * Confession

One on One Exercise * One on One Exercise * Video

Consciousness

1st, 2nd, & 3rd person perspectives * 1st, 2nd, & 3rd person perspectives * 1st, 2nd, & 3rd person perspectives * 1st Person internal * 1st Person internal * 2nd Person relational * 3rd Person external * and God * Art, ethics, science * Bootstrapping our development * Circle of caring * Cp Awareness * Cp Perception * Expanding * Happiness * How it effects the world * Stages * Stages: Tribal * Stages: Self-centrism * Stages: Traditional * Stages: Modern world-centric * Stages: Post-Modern Pluralism * Stages: Integral Transrational * Stages: Second Tier * What consciousness is * What is it anyway?

Craving (see tanha)

 

D - E

Defilements * Defilements * Defilements

Delusions

Denys the Areopagite

Dependent Origination

Dhamma Sukha

First Visit * Getting There

Distortions in the mind

Dogen Zenji

Doorbell visit

Doug Kraft

Bio (very short) * History with meditation * Ministry

Dream and reality

Economy

Emotion and Buddhism

Emotion and Thought * Forgiveness * Gross, Subtle, and Very Subtle

Emptiness

Environment

Event Listings

 

F

Fear

Being human * Boo * Relationship to Joy

Flickering

Forgiveness * Forgiveness * Forgiveness

Cultivating * Cycle * Cycle: Gut * Cycle: Gut * Cycle: Hands and Feet * Cycle: Hands and Feet * Cycle: Head * Cycle: Head * Cycle: Heart * Doesn’t mean it’s okay * Doesn’t mean no change * Doesn’t mean OK * Doesn’t mean OK * Easier when spoken well of * Feeling of * Feeling of * Forgiving Others * Forgiving Ourselves * Freedom and Forgiveness * Guided Reflection * Idealism gets in the way of * Impatience gets in the way of * Letting go of hurt * Meditation * Meditation * Meditation * Meditation * Meditation when stuck * New Year’s Resolutions * Outflowing * Patience * Practices * Reconciliation * Reconciliation * Release * Seeing the essence of a person * versus condoning * versus New Year’s resolutions * Video * Vulnerability * When someone hurt us * When we hurt ourselves

Four Ennobling Truths * Four Ennobling Truths

8 Fold Path * Abandoning tension * Developing * Ennobling, meaning of * Not a catechism * Realizing cessation * Understanding suffering

 

G - I

God (also see Consciousness)

1st Person internal * 2nd Person relational * 3rd Person external * and Consciousness * Is God Real? * Map * Map * Paths to God(s) * Phenomenologically Real * Ultimately Real

Grace

Defined

Guidance

Aligning and listening * Cautions * Doorbell visit * If you were wiser * Image of wisdom * Shift in attitude * Simple questioning

Gurdjieff

Heart Barnacles * Heart Barnacles

Hindrances * Hindrances * Hindrances

If you were wiser

Image of wisdom

Impersonal * Impersonal (see Selflessness)

Indries Shah

Inner Glow

Inner Goodness * Inner Goodness

Insight Meditation Society (IMS)

Isolation and Resilience (see Resilience)

 

J - N

Jhanas

Absorption * First Jhana overview * Piti and Sukha * Tranquility Jhanas * Video

Joy

Kabir * Kabir

Karen Armstrong

Kindness

Gentle Presence * Staying Power * Vows * and Wisedom

Knowing something you can’t explain

Lao Tsu

Last Sermon

Latent Tendencies * Latent Tendencies

Lawfulness

Levels of stillness

Life Review

Lists

Louise Owens

Luminous core

Meaning of Life

Meditation Practice

Beginning Instructions * Beginning Instructions * Bootsrapping * Breath Awareness * Cavern Metaphor * Dropping * First Jhana * Fuzzy Don’t Know Mind * How long to sit * How practices self-destruct * Joy * Nested Dolls as Dependent Origination * Object of Meditation * Preparation * Radiate Wellbeing * Sending Metta * Sending metta to yourself * Shift from “What?” to “How?” * Six Rs (also see Six Rs) * Six Rs * Six Rs introduced * Spiritual Friend * Spiritual Friend * Struggle * Tranquilize * Vertical aspect

Merging

Metta

Compared to One-Pointedness * Individual and universal * Individual vs. Universal * Metta practice less peaceful? * Peacefulness

Mind Needs a Job

Mingyur Rinpoche

Mirage

Nivaranna (Hindrances)

Nuisances

 

O - R

Omar Khayyan

One-pointed vs Wisdom

Oneness

Original sin

Past Lives

Perfect Memory

Politics

Precepts

Rabindranath Tagore

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ramakrishna

Reconciliation

Refuges

Community * Explained * How they help * In the Buddha * In the Dhamma * In the Sangha * Wording

Resilience and Isolation

Robert Frost

Ruts

 

S

Sam Parnia

Self Improvement

Selflessness

Connection to peril on earth * Development of * Evolution * Experience in everyday life * Experience of absence * Recogninze experience in everyday * Shadows in the Mirror * Video

Sengstan * Sengstan

Seven Rs (also see Six Rs)

6 Reflect * 7 Respond * Rolling the R’s * Video

Simple Questions

Six Rs

1 Recognize * 2 Release * 3 Relax * 4 Re-Smile * 5 Reflect * 6 Repeat * Abbreviated * Introduction * Rolling the Rs

Skepticism

Smiling

Social Commentary * Social Commentary

Social Creatures * Social Creatures

Spiritual Literacy

Importance

Stephen Levine

Stories

100 and Counting * A Bird Thought I Was a Flower * A Negative Comment Rumbles Inside * Aikido in Tokyo * Boo-ism * Buddha leaves the palace * Cave * Cavern candle light * Colicky Baby * Dog chasing ball * First visit to Dhamma Sukha * Garden Perfection * I’m Nobody * Jackie and the Way-Cool Glasses * Josie and the Turkey * Joy and Depression * Jumping off a wall * Lemur-like ancestor * Lonely in Sacramento part 1 * Lonely in Sacramento part 2 * Mother Adopts Her Son’s Murderer * Permission to be Happy * Pre-Dawn in the Ozarks * Prisons as Ashrams * Purposely Unmindful * Purposely Unmindful * Rail road width * Recipe for a Human * Stones in the Dryer * Stoplight and a Road Race * Stuck on tarmac * The Eagle Who Thought He Was A Chicken * The Fisherman and the Not-So-Luminous King * Three Winged Bird * Two Snakes and a Butterfly * Vision of Past Lives * Welcome to the Ozarks * Zadok the Tailor * Zelda

Suttas

Anupada Sutta * Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta * Kayagatasati Sutta * Majjhima Nikaya 26.25 * Samyutta Nikaya 56.11

 

T

T.S. Eliot

Talmud

Tanha (aka “Craving”)

Recognizing * Strategies for dealing with * Triggrers of

Teachers (also see Bhante Vimalaramsi)

Ajahn Tong * Corrado Pensa * John Travis * Joseph Goldstein * Larry Rosenberg (counting) * Larry Rosenberg (Jhanas) * Ram Dass * Seung Sahn (Zen Master)

Teaspoon of Salt * Teaspoon of Salt * Teaspoon of Salt

Thomas Merton * Thomas Merton

Thomas Szasz

Thought and perception

Three levels of meditation

Thriviing in Difficult Times (also see tanha)

Releasing

Transformation

Turning of the Wheel

Turning toward * Turning toward * Turning toward

 

U - Z

Ultimately most real

Unitarian Universalism

Strenghts and quirks

Upaka

Vimalaramsi (see Bhante Vimalramsi)

Violence

Drunk * Hawk

Vipassana

Calm Abiding * Choiceless Awareness * Concentration * Counting 100 breaths

Western Enligtenment disaster

Why is there anything?

William Blake