6/30/13 Hualien, Taiwan – Day 3 English / Mandarin From this talk: “Your identity is changing. You are White Clouds. But now you know, you are also Blue Sky.” Topics covered include: confusion with words of enlightened teachers, just sitting, view from the new dimension, and practical advice for applying meditation in daily life.
6/28/13 Hualien, Taiwan – Day 1 English / Mandarin From this talk: “Observing things as they are, it means observing things with acceptance.” Topics covered include: Likes and dislikes, objective observation, acceptance, and the fundamental mistake.
12/28/12 Goa, India A brief talk on “saying yes” through compassion, followed by a guided meditation.
12/28/12 Goa, India From this talk: “You don’t have to become a so-called Buddhist. You don’t have to become a member of such and such an organization. You can always start with you.” Topics covered include the similarity between Zen and early Buddhism, conflicts between religious traditions, ancient methods and modern people, the unity ofContinue reading “Beyond Traditions”
12/27/12 pt.3 Goa, India From this talk: “If you want to feel inside the body, you really have to let go of thinking mind.” A brief talk followed by “inner body awareness meditation” instructions. This is the first part of Yamashita-sensei’s “One Dharma Method.” This will be the last podcast of 2014. Thank you forContinue reading “Body in the Body”
12/27/12 Goa, India From this talk: “The purpose of compassion meditation is how to have a relationship based on compassion with [everybody].” Topics covered include: Real freedom, some benefits of meditation, mindful eating, mindfulness in everyday life, and compassion.
12/27/12 pt.2 Goa, India From this talk: “If you can improve your relationship with family members, then you can be called a good practitioner.” Topics covered include: Tich Nhat Hanh, the importance of practicing with others, the anapanasati sutta, and the four foundations of mindfulness
12/28/12 Goa, India From this talk: “Just saying yes to your present situation, finally your dissatisfaction has ended…that is the meaning of staying in the present moment.” Topics covered include: habitual tendencies, freedom from external circumstances, contentment with the present moment, and the difference between “no” and “yes.”
12/08/12 Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India From this talk: “[Desire] means you are saying “no” to your present state. But now you said “yes.” You are content. That’s why your desire will disappear.” Topics covered include subtle consciousness, the problem of dulling yourself down, desire, and leaving the world of thinking mind. With a question and answerContinue reading “Contentment With the Present Moment”
12/07/12 Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India From this talk: “Suffering is self-created. That’s it. You made it. You created the suffering…but I’m not blaming you. I’m giving you hope.” Topics covered include the first noble truth, criticizing mind, identifying as thinking mind, and who watches the breath. With a question and answer period at the end,Continue reading “Beyond Thinking Mind”