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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

Anam Thubten

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

Attraction and aversion at once

Attunement

Not attainment

Awakening * Awakening

Awareness

… creates us * Exercise * Not the object * Take care of …

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 * 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

Crunchy Knee

 

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

Donald C. Bobcock

Doorbell visit

Doug Kraft

Bio (very short) * History with meditation * Ministry

Downloads

Dream and reality

Duck

Ease

Easing Awake

Economy

Emotion and Buddhism * Emotion and Buddhism

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

Emptiness

Endearing

Environment

Equanimity * Equanimity * Equanimity * Equanimity

Dispassion * Nerual physiology * Operational definition * vs. disinterest

Event Listings

Evolving Consciousness

Existence is a fluk

Expansion

Flow of information

 

F

Fairness

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

Freedom

 

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

GPS

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 * Henry

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

… as a stone * … like the back door * … want to retire * Angels with Asperger’s * Attraction and aversion at once * Big five * Crossed intentions * Doubt * Elation * Excessive Effort * ExcessiveEffort * ExcessiveMeditationOnForms * Fear * Fear * Five … * Hindrance attack * Impersonal * Inattention * Lobha, Dosa, Moha * Longing * Nivarana * Self and Other * Seriousness * Sloth and Torpor * Split between self and other * Staleness * Stickiness * The problem with … * VarietyofPerceptions * Weak Effort

Hyperthymesia

If you were wiser

Ill will

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

Interspecies Friends

Isolation and Resilience (see Resilience)

 

J - N

Jack Engler * 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 * Kindness

Gentle Presence * Staying Power * Vows * and Wisdom

Knowing something you can’t explain

Lao Tsu * Lao Tsu * Lao Tsu

Larger whole

Larry Rosenberg * Larry Rosenberg

Last Sermon

Latent Tendencies * Latent Tendencies

Lawfulness

Leigh Brasington

Levels of stillness

Lies in the mind

Life Review

Lightness of spirit

Lists

Lobha, dosa, moha

Louise Owens

Luminous core

Lump of salt * Lump of salt

Map

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

Mindfulness

Google …

Mingyur Rinpoche

Mirage

Moral Compass

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 * Politics

Prakrit

Precepts * Precepts * Precepts

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

Preferences

Quiet Glow

Rabindranath Tagore

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ram Dass

Ramakrishna

Raw Sensation

Reactivity

Can’t change past * … and larger whole * Little influence over … * … is natural * ... and patience * wisdom knows limitis

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

Sanity

Sankhara (see Concepts)

Sanna (see Perception)

Second-hand wisdom

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 * 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 * 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

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 * Bad plane ride * 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 * Crunchy Knee and Mindfulness * Death of a friend * Detective and serial killer * Dog chasing ball * First visit to Dhamma Sukha * Garden Perfection * I spam therefore I am * 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 * Lively Talk with Trees * Lonely in Sacramento part 1 * Lonely in Sacramento part 2 * Mother Adopts Her Son’s Murderer * Movie of your life * Permission to be Happy * Poke Him in the Eye * 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 babies come from * 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 * 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 * 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 * Teaspoon of Salt (also see Lump 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

Trump

Trusting the mind

Turning of the Wheel

Turning toward * Turning toward * Turning toward * Turning toward

 

U - Z

U Tejaniya * U Tejaniya * U Tejaniya

Ultimately most real

Unconditional Happiness

Unitarian Universalism

Strenghts and quirks

Upadana

Piya

Upaka * 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

When desire fades

Whose running the show

Why is there anything?

Wiinking Out

Willhelm Riech

William Blake

Wisdom

Google …

Wise Effort

Woody Allen