An elder member of the Spirit Fire community passed on in February. In completing her incarnation, she entered into the peace that she had generated through a life given to activities of compassion. She began her spiritual life as a devout young Catholic, served as a nun for twenty years in a service oriented order, … More Generative: Living Compassion
Three components of meditation are active in both Generative Stage practice and in a meditator’s intention to benefit the world. They are: the ability to focus one’s mind in a tranquil and steady acute manner, the quality of energy that one chooses to work with or that is being generated by the meditative act/focus, and … More Generative: All phenomena are insubstantial by nature.
We train in meditation. Like any other skill, meditation takes time, effort, diligence, and aspiration in order for the potential results of such time, effort, and aspiration come forward. Eventually, those results do come forward, flawlessly. And, they can because the results were already in the practitioner. One day someone watched a small river roll … More Generative: Emptiness
There’s remedies for the ails of one’s body, antidotes for troublesome emotions, and ways to diffuse negative thoughts. Doubts can be addressed, anxiety retrained, and pride dissolved. Medicine Buddha represents each level of dealing with “problems” and also symbolizes that there are “cures” for all forms of disharmony. In one sense, however, alignment is one … More Generative: Remedy (Medicine Buddha)
The energy of a person sends out rays, lines of connective radiance. The connection is multi-fold as well as internal and external. The points of connectivity and lines of energy create a matrix, a design that is one’s life. The energy of compassion impels beings to goodness, harmony, and trust. As we live these, we … More Generative: Bliss and Emptiness
A rally for peace took place in Boston yesterday, covered only by the local news. As a result, only the violent or anti demonstrations are being seen on the national news. Yet, the potential for goodness and respect in all people is equal. Likewise, on the BBC news yesterday, a report explained how the Sudan … More Generative: Vast potential
This was a powerful meditation, and it was done with the Milwaukee meditation retreat group. please let me know if you prefer a webcast or a podcast for meditation?
It seems to me that the buddha-being Avolokiteshvara has a particular relation to Earth. Of all the buddhas, Avolokiteshvara has the most forms, and they are revered in a number of countries. Avolokiteshvara can be male or female or androgynous. The same being can manifest as peaceful, wrathful, passionate, or in any number of expressions … More Generative: The Heart and Avolokiteshvara