Sunday, September 6, 2015
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
I got curious about these questions and ventured onto the Gestalt practice of "dream work". In this post I will share what I learned so far, and although still amateur in my understanding, I hope it will benefit people.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Please sign this petition, it will take a second of your time. Even if you are not of the Theravada tradition - let's help modernize these cultural obstructions to benefit our fellow women practitioners. This is a gender equity push that my favorite Theravada monk Ajahn Brahm wrote to the United Nations to push for allowing the ordination of nuns in certain remaining Theravada countries like Thailand and Cambodia that have not followed through because of politics.
Here is his full paper, where he presents a full legal analysis of the Vinaya showing that there are no barriers for this to happen. But politics have precluded this and they rest their inaction by saying that only a fully ordained Bikhuni is allowed to carry out the nun ordination. But because their lineage has died out, there is nothing that can be done.
But Ajahn Brahm proves out that the Bodh Gaya ordination of a Theravada nun by a Mahayana nun qualified per the Vinaya. And the two are interchangeable per the rules. Which is quite interesting for me to learn.
Feel free to forward to your friends.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
My sense of Self has changed through time. I now seldom see a whole Yuriy to identify with, but rather parts and pieces in physical and mental form, working together in some type of symbiotic relationship. A symbiotic relationship within myself and with everything around.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Hi everyone, please read. My meditation teachers in Brooklyn, New York successfully launched a project to teach meditation to inmates at the Rikers Island female jail.
The city's Deputy Commisioner Sanders (who I believe was directly appointed by Mayor de Blasio) as well as all the staff administration are extremely excited about the program. It may grow to more opportunities in the future also, like internships, etc.
Right now, they are looking for experienced meditators who live in NYC and would be interested in volunteering their time for this wonderful cause.
No need to be expert but just have enthusiasm about helping this marginalized population to learn how to train their mind and cultivate internal peace and happiness despite their external circumstances. Your would be led and guided every step of the way by some great people, so no stress about whether you are good enough to teach. Just a few years of your own meditation experience will suffice.
Please contact Justin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Monday, May 12, 2014
I met Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche the other week for a transmission of the text "Instruction on Stillness, Occurrence and Awareness in Mahamudra", originally written by Mipham Rinpoche.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
As per my teacher Lama Sangye's suggestion, I began with the White Tara. So far, it has been quite effective! There is lots of synergy with the classic Buddhist sutra teachings on impermanence, non-self and interbeing that I've focused on to date. But tantra comes at them from a very different angle.