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The Practice of Meditation

I started doing sitting meditation, or zazen, at an early age.  I wasn’t a boy.  I was a young man.  I have done it virtually every day since.  381 more words

Buddhism

What daily routine is recommended for a new Buddhist?

This answer probably depends on your school. The answer for a Theravada Buddhist would be different than that for a Pure Land Buddhist.

The Tibetan Lama Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche gave his beginning students a simple mindfulness practice like anapanasati as an exclusive practice. 285 more words

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Unskillful Action: Cultivating Ignorance

The cause of all pain and suffering is ignorance.
Gautama Buddha

I have been thinking of this lately. About how many of us suffer but we do not know why we suffer, we are ignorant to the real causes and conditions of our suffering.  

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On Unskillful Means: Cultivating Ignorance

The cause of all pain and suffering is ignorance.
Gautama Buddha

I have been thinking of this lately. About how many of us suffer but we do not know why we suffer, we are ignorant to the real causes and conditions of our suffering.  

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Consciousness is that which chooses

Anything that can choose is conscious to that extent, to the extent that it can choose.

In this respect, “that which chooses” has cognition of its options… 300 more words

Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)

Psychological optimization through analysis of communication in real-time

The best way to analyze how you communicate in real time is:

Get an honest partner who cares about you.

Together and separately observe the small units of your thoughts and communication. 544 more words

Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)

Buddhism and Stoicism

Buddhism and stoicism are highly compatible with each other.

Stoicism is fairly simple. Here is a (too) short summary:

Our normal impulse is to see misfortune, loss, death, and the choices of others as… 63 more words

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