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Embodying The Four Elements

I’ve posted a lot and generally talk about things in terms of The Four Elements model, and in person – I teach about that in great depth. Understanding The Model Every cell, organism or system follows a path of creation, stasis, degeneration and death. The model of the Asian stupa, pagoda or chedi is a physical…

[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…

The Way Of The Sage

“Of all the footprints, that of the elephant is supreme. Similarly, of all mindfulness meditation, that on death is supreme.” – The Buddha INTRODUCTION As traditional religions begin to hold less and less sway over people and culture itself begins to break down in the face of a globalized society, millions of people around the…

[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…