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Index of Topics

 

A - B

A vote for kindness

Acceptance

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

Adrienne Rich

Ahimsaka

Ajahn Tong

Albert Einstein

Aligning and listening

Angulimala

Animals

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

Anuruddah

Anusaya (Latent Tendencies)

Apophasis

Apophatic method

Asava (Defilements)

Atisa 7 point mind training

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

Attunement

Not attainment

Awakening * Awakening

Awareness

… creates us * Exercise * Not the object

Awareness is magic * Awareness is magic

Awareness Meters

Befriending the Demon

Beginning the Journey

Beyond Peak Experience

Beyond Reason

Bhante Vimalaramsi

First Interview * Forgiveness * Smiling and relaxing

bhavana * bhavana

Biases: 172 cognitive distortions

Big Mind

Contemplation * Cultivating … * Examples

Books

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

Carlos Castaneda * Carlos Castaneda * Carlos Castaneda

Cause and Effect

Cavern

Channeling

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

Children’s Story

Choyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Cleaning up our act

Clinging

InnerLand3#Buddha

Community

Concentration

Concepts

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?

Corrado Pensa

Craving (see tanha)

Crossed intentions

 

D - E

Defilements * Defilements * Defilements

Delusions

Demon’s Blessing * Demon’s Blessing

Denys the Areopagite

Dependent Origination * Dependent Origination * Dependent Origination * Dependent Origination

Bhava * Birth of Action * Causes not effects * Chanda * Charge * Clinging * Clinging * Early vs later text * Endearing * Endearing * Feeling tone * Habitual Tendencies * Jaramarana * Jati * Kalaha and Vivada * Meditation * Nested dolls * No links * No wheel * Not fate * Phassa * Piya * Quarrels and Disputes * Raw Sensation * Reverse engineering * River * Sata Asata * Signal * Six Rs * Stability w/o Concentration * Subtle * Suffering * Tanha * Tanha * Thinking * Triggers and Causes * Upadana * Vedana * Vedana

Dhamma Sukha

First Visit * Getting There

Distortions in the mind

Dogen Zenji * Dogen Zenji

Doorbell visit

Doug Kraft

Bio (very short) * History with meditation * Ministry

Downloads

Dream and reality

Economy

Emotion and Buddhism * Emotion and Buddhism

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

Emptiness

Endearing

Environment

Equanimity * Equanimity

Dispassion * Nerual physiology * Operational definition

Event Listings

Evolving Consciousness

Expansion

Flow of information

 

F

Fear

Being human * Boo * Immediate … * Relationship to Joy * Looming * Nebulous * Unclear

Feeling Tone

Finding a compass

Five Ss

Flickering

Forgiveness * 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

Gael Turnbull

Getting ourselves out of the way * Getting ourselves out of the way

Gifts and Vulnerabilities

… are tied together * Dhamma Gifts * Dhamma vulnerabilities * Non-dual

Glossary

Glowing like a candle

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

Cultivating * Defined

Guidance

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

Guilt

Gurdjieff

Heart Barnacles * Heart Barnacles

Henry

Hindrances * Hindrances * Hindrances * Hindrances * Hindrances * Hindrances (see Fear)

… like the back door * … want to retire * Angels with Asperger’s * Angles with Aspergers * Big five * Crossed intentions * Crossed intentions * Doubt * Doubt * Elation * Elation * Excessive Effort * ExcessiveEffort * ExcessiveMeditationOnForms * Fear * Fear * Five … * Impersonal * Inattention * Inattention * Lobha, Dosa, Moha * Longing * Longing * Nivarana * Self and Other * Seriousness * Sloth and Torpor * Sloth and torpor * Split between self and other * Staleness * Staleness * Stickiness * Stickiness * The problem with … * Variety of Perceptions * VarietyofPerceptions * Weak Effort * WeakEffort

Hyperthymesia

If you were wiser

Image of wisdom

Impersonal * Impersonal (see Selflessness)

Imponderable

Indries Shah

Inner Glow

Inner Goodness * Inner Goodness

Inner Landscape

1. Experience * 2. Vedana * 3. Dissolving Suffering * 4. Endearing * 5 Dependent Origination * Experience

Insight Meditation Society (IMS)

Intentions * Intentions

Attitude * Future … * Identification * Mood * Neuroscience of … * Present … * Strength of … * Two kinds

Isolation and Resilience (see Resilience)

 

J - N

Jack Engler

Jellyfish

Jhanas * Jhanas

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

Joseph Goldstein

Joy

Kabir * Kabir

Karen Armstrong

Karma

Buddha’s reason for teaching … * Expansion as remedy * Hyperthymesia * Meaning of term * Not always about us * Past Life * Tension * Three essential practices

Kindness * Kindness

Gentle Presence * Staying Power * Vows * and Wisdom

Knowing something you can’t explain

Lao Tsu * Lao Tsu * Lao Tsu

Larry Rosenberg * Larry Rosenberg

Last Sermon

Latent Tendencies * Latent Tendencies

Lawfulness

Leigh Brasington

Levels of stillness

Lies in the mind

Life Review

Lists

Lobha, dosa, moha

Louise Owens

Luminous core

Lump of salt

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

Meditators Field Guide

Merging

Metta

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

Mind Needs a Job

Mingyur Rinpoche

Mirage

Navigator

Nirodha

Nivarana

Nivaranna (Hindrances)

Nuisances

 

O - R

Omar Khayyan

One-pointed vs Wisdom

Oneness

Optical illusions

Original sin

Ouspensky

Past Lives

Perception

Perfect Memory

Politics

Prakrit

Precepts * Precepts

Balance * Dilemma * Killing * Killing * Killing ants, rats, and termites * Never of the hook * Spiriituality in action * Stealing

Rabindranath Tagore

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ram Dass

Ramakrishna

Raw Sensation

Reconciliation

Refuges

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

Resilience and Isolation

Resources * Resources

Robert Frost

Room of Thought

Rumi

Rupa (see Raw Sensation)

Ruts

 

S

Sam Parnia

Sankhara (see Concepts)

Sanna (see Perception)

Self

As time * Identifying with experience * Meaning of “anatta” * Navigator, not pilot * No unchanging … * Selflessness and self care * Tanha * Where is self experienced?

Self Improvement

Selflessness

Connection to peril on earth * Development of * Evolution * Experience in everyday life * Experience of absence * Not awareness * Recogninze experience in everyday * Shadows in the Mirror * Video

Sengstan * Sengstan * Sengstan

Seung Sahn

Seven Rs (also see Six Rs)

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

Simple Questions

Six Rs * Six Rs * Six Rs

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

Skepticism

Slipper fish

Smiling

Social Commentary * Social Commentary

Social Creatures * Social Creatures

Spiritual Literacy

Importance

States vs. Stages * States vs. Stages

Stephen Levine * Stephen Levine

Stickiness

Stories

10-meter platform * 100 and Counting * A Bird Thought I Was a Flower * A Negative Comment Rumbles Inside * A wonderful tool * Ah so * Ah so * Aikido in Tokyo * Angulimala * Billy * Bird in the Basement * Bird in the Basement * Boo-ism * Broken Glass * Buddha leaves the palace * Cancer and peace * Cave * Cavern candle light * Colicky Baby * Detective and serial killer * Dog chasing ball * First visit to Dhamma Sukha * Garden Perfection * I’m Nobody * Jackie and the Way-Cool Glasses * Jacob and the Demon * Josie and the Turkey * Joy and Depression * Jumping off a wall * Laurence est mort! * Lemur-like ancestor * Lonely in Sacramento part 1 * Lonely in Sacramento part 2 * Mother Adopts Her Son’s Murderer * Movie of your life * Permission to be Happy * Pre-Dawn in the Ozarks * Prisons as Ashrams * Purposely Unmindful * Purposely Unmindful * Rail road width * Recipe for a Human * Serenity * Star Trek -- trap * Stones in the Dryer * Stoplight and a Road Race * Stuck on tarmac * Suzie * The Eagle Who Thought He Was A Chicken * The Fisherman and the Not-So-Luminous King * Three Winged Bird * Tree fort * Two Snakes and a Butterfly * Vision of Past Lives * Water goat * Welcome to the Ozarks * Where do babies come from * Zadok the Tailor * Zelda

Suffering

Experience * Managing signals w/o…

Suttas

Angulimala * Anupada Sutta * Bahudhatuka (MN 1150 * Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta * Kayagatasati Sutta * Lonaphala: Lump of Salt * Majjhima Nikaya 26.25 * Samma Ditthi * Samyutta Nikaya 42.1 * Samyutta Nikaya 56.11 * Satipatthana * Satipatthana Sutta * Sutta Nipata 4.11 * Upakkilesa (MN 128)

 

T

T.S. Eliot

Talmud

Tanha * Tanha * Tanha * Tanha

Dealing with … * Meter * Recognizing * Triggrers of …

Teachers

Ajahn Tong * Bhante Vimalaramsi * Bhante Vimalaramsi * Bhante Vimalaramsi * Choyam Trungpa Rinpoche * Corrado Pensa * John Travis * Joseph Goldstein * Larry Rosenberg * Larry Rosenberg * Mingyur Rinpoche * Ram Dass * Seung Sahn * U Tejaniya * U Tejaniya

Teaspoon of Salt * Teaspoon of Salt * Teaspoon of Salt

The Evolving Self

Evolving Self * Evovling Spirituality

Thomas Merton * Thomas Merton

Thomas Szasz

Thought and perception

Three Essential Practices * Three Essential Practices

Abandoing tanha * Nirodha * Realizing Nirodha * Understanding dukkha

Three levels of meditation

Thriviing in Difficult Times (also see tanha)

Releasing

Transformation * Transformation

Translation

Trap of getting free

Turning of the Wheel

Turning toward * Turning toward * Turning toward

 

U - Z

U Tejaniya * U Tejaniya

Ultimately most real

Unitarian Universalism

Strenghts and quirks

Upadana

Piya

Upaka

Uplifted Qualties

Vedana (see Feeling Tone) * Vedana * Vedana * Vedana

As a signal * Connection vedana * Freedom * Painful vedana * Pleasant vedana * Step Child * tanha * Vedana meter * Vedana meter 2.0

Vedana Meter

Vimalaramsi (see Bhante Vimalramsi)

Vinnana (see Awareness)

Violence

Drunk * Hawk

Vipassana

Calm Abiding * Choiceless Awareness * Concentration * Counting 100 breaths

Vows

Wanting meter * Wanting meter

Western Enligtenment disaster

Why is there anything?

Wiinking Out

Willhelm Riech

William Blake

Wise Effort

Woody Allen