Beyond Traditions

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”

Body in the Body

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”

Contentment With the Present Moment

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”

Beyond Thinking Mind

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”