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How To Develop Coup D’oeil And Strategic Insight

Coup d’œil is a term taken from French, that more or less corresponds to the words glimpse or glance in English. The literal meaning is “stroke of [the] eye”. It is mostly used in a military context, where the coup d’œil refers to the ability to discern at one glance the tactical (dis)advantages of the…

[Video] The Third Noble Truth – Nirodha, The End Of Suffering

Continuing our series on orthodox Buddhist Meditation, we’ll look at the Third Noble Truth – the end or the cessation of unsatisfactoriness.   We’ll continue on with the theory for a good long while, because it’s essential that you really understand the territory that we’re entering before we embark on a practical journey into the…

[Video] The Second Noble Truth Of Samudaya – The Arising Of Dukkha

This is the next video in our series on mastering orthodox meditation.  In the previous video, we covered the First Noble Truth of Dukkha, or stress, or un-satisfactoriness.   In this video we’ll look at the arising of or the cause of Dukkha, stress and unsatisfactoriness.   Video Notes:   The most popular and well…

[Video] The First Noble Truth – Dukkha

  In this video we’ll continue our series on mastering orthodox Buddhist meditation.   It’s important that we create a very strong theoretical foundation before beginning to practice, because the historical Buddha said that his teaching was “Against the stream” – that is, that they run contrary to the fundamental presumptions most people have about…