1c: making room

Lift up your eyes. If there is window, look out it. The world is all around us. Meditation invites us to simply be …. for a moment, and maybe a few more. Meditation is about space, neutrality, emptiness, and the infinite potential that is the very fabric of every moment. Settling is most important in … More 1c: making room

Radio, radio! The Practice of Living Awareness!!

There’s a new radio show on the airwaves. It’s Spirit Fire radio! Each week hosts and practitioners Steve and Tim will explore a step of The Practice with someone who seems to exemplify that step through their professional life, their service, and their way of living. The radio show is live talk radio at noon … More Radio, radio! The Practice of Living Awareness!!

Mahamudra 1

Mahamudra is a Sanskrit word. Maha means great – as in universal, limitless, beyond comprehension and conceptualization. Mudra has several layers of meaning. First is the common mean: a posture or movement with a part of the body, such as hands. The reason for the mudra, however, is not often understood. The mudra is a … More Mahamudra 1

Living it!

When we live from the centerdness of meditation inner freedom is ours. Training in meditation “tricks” the practitioner to come into relation with the inner truths and realities which bring one back from the distractions of worldliness and self-orientation. One learns to remain milndlful and real. Meditation calls one inside, and from centeredness one lives … More Living it!

Trust Being

Only meditation can provide the direct experience of Being. Meditation offers the trained mind an enhanced and expanded experience of reality, along with the relativity of any moment. One learns to meditate to develop more self-awareness, or to calm the nerves, or address pain. While those benefits are important and often necessary, the luminous perception … More Trust Being

A meditation retreat: training the elephant mind

Buddhist Master, Shantideva, wrote: Wandering where it will, the elephant of mind, will bring us down to pains of deepest hell. No worldly beast, however wild, could bring upon us such calamities. If, with the rope of mindfulness, the elephant of the mind is tethered all around, our fears will come to nothing, Every virtue … More A meditation retreat: training the elephant mind

Past life training in meditation, lives of benefit

It is unlikely that someone can spontaneously accomplish a triathlon. Similarly, most people cannot simply sit down and experience true meditation. A training is required for both. The training for meditation was established many thousand of years ago by the Indian sage Patanjali. He gave the world the system of yoga, which has its emphasis … More Past life training in meditation, lives of benefit

Treasure trove of meditations: reach in!

The few weeks interim between rounds is a great opportunity to experience themes of meditation that have occurred through The Practice of Living Awareness. Entry, Intermediate, Generative series of meditations are the scaffolding of The Practice, and a variety of meditation themes and training are explored and experienced through experimenting with them. Additionally, the World … More Treasure trove of meditations: reach in!

July Blue Moon + Retrograde Planets meditation

This is the visual introduction-presentation given before the Full Moon meditation. The podcast of the meditation is at the link provided below. The focus of the meditation is a diverse multi-dimensional alignment. This is due to the variety of forms of alignment occurring during this full moon cycle: 5 planets + Chiron in retrograde, the … More July Blue Moon + Retrograde Planets meditation

Presence is Awareness

This is the final Toroidal Flow meditation, and Friday there is no live meditation due to me teaching a meditation retreat at Spirit Fire. We have Step 14: Living Awareness to follow, next week. The Toroidal Flow of the subtle energetic system is a vital component to one’s living awareness and to one’s meditation practice. … More Presence is Awareness

Big Bang Mahamudra

Recently, a Facebook esoteric group that I am in posted this conceptualization of the stages of the Universe since the Big Bang. I looked at and saw the correspondent stages of Mahamudra meditative realizations. I posted those thoughts and have copied them here. The reason to give the correspondences on the FB group, or to … More Big Bang Mahamudra

I love the Earth!

I love the Earth! I wake up every day singing praises and gratitude for life and being alive. Thank you, Mother Earth! This World Service meditation is born from that heart, from the joyous realizations that this life is possible because of Mother Earth. This meditation engages the layer os heart and heart chakra that … More I love the Earth!

The ground of enlightenment (Step 11a)

Just on Earth there is no other ground, on the Path of human excellence meditation is the ground. All other practices are important – and even necessary as parts of the Path – but without meditation as foundational within one’s practice the fullness of human Beingness cannot be established or accomplished. I recognize that accomplish … More The ground of enlightenment (Step 11a)

Small majestic things

The Intermediate practice is engaging harmony in a wide variety of ways. Today’s meditation does so through the Entry teaching of “small things are big things.” This is introduced with the breath and that when breathing (tip of the nose), the breath comes from the vastness of life on Earth to the small nose that … More Small majestic things

Vibrations of Mind

The experiences of each day are vibration. We are pulsing with vibrations. Our words, thoughts, feelings, and actions are vibrations. Yes, I will be teaching a new online course tonight focused on just this – but Step 9 of Mind also is about vibration. The three qualities or states of mind (contracting, expanding, and spacious) … More Vibrations of Mind

Childlike

I’m almost 60. The experience of meditation has been reminding me of accomplishments of when I was a child. But, more important, they describe the combination of the three qualities of mind: contracting or exacting, expanding or opening, and free, uncluttered, and spacious. Floating on one’s back in water is one example. To do so … More Childlike

of three minds

Mind is a very comprehensive word. It refers to: creative processes, intuitive processes, emotional processes, and sorting out daily living processes. In order to accomplish all of these, mind has three primary qualities: contracting or exacting, expanding and opening, and empty mind or mind in a state of peace. Human beings are unique in that … More of three minds

You are necessary: the birthing of a new humanity

We, who teach meditation, spiritual well-being, or the inner sciences, are all saying the same thing. We are joined by those who are opening the paradigms of science, psychology, the understanding of vibration and morphic fields: we’re all saying the same thing. Humanity is either destroying itself or birthing a new level of awareness and … More You are necessary: the birthing of a new humanity

Asana brings results

We begin two weeks focused on Asana and its value to meditation. Each day of the Entry practice will engage a particular aspect of the classic meditation posture (lotus or half lotus), explain how to accomplish it, and the benefits that result within one’s meditation.   Downloadable podcast: may0615entry asana produces results

Profound simplicity

A human being is capable of a range of vibrational awareness. This is so in terms of voice and tenor, in physical grace or athleticism, as well as in empathic response, or psychometric resonance. Yet, these examples are but a thimble’s measure of human vibrational capacity. We learn to meditate for many reason, but one … More Profound simplicity

Attention, perspective, vipassana

Each step of The Practice of Living Awareness has layers of intended results. Step 2: tip of the nose has three levels of engagement and three intended results. withdrawal from the outer and coming in to the inner. This is classically called pratyahara (Sanskrit). Cultivating withdrawal from outer stimuli, responsibilities, and activities provides the possibility … More Attention, perspective, vipassana

Using duality: the textures of distraction and of awareness

This is the fifth instruction and meditation in the Intermediate level of training for this round. The focus of this round is to learn to use duality. We live in duality; or at least our minds, senses, perceptions, and society tell us that we do. Physics reports that life is multi-dimensional, and meditators of the … More Using duality: the textures of distraction and of awareness

Using duality 3: establishing flawless meditation

Meditation, like everything else in the construct of duality, uses twos. Recognizing them (“notice the usually not noticed”), harnessing them (“bridle the horses of bliss and radiance”), and holding them in a unified ripened state (the All-Ground) is the training necessary to achieve and establish true meditation. This podcast begins with a few statements regarding … More Using duality 3: establishing flawless meditation

Ready?

It is delightful to see the names of registrants for all levels of The Practice of Living Awareness, old names and new ones. Excitement is in the air to be meditating together again. We begin Monday, January 26 at 9 am ET with the Entry level. Tuesday is Intermediate, and Saturday is the Generative Stage. … More Ready?

Meditation is Magic

There is no limit to the awareness available to a human being. Our challenge is how to access and sustain it. A good meditation practice is one that works to do just this: to bring your conscious Self forward in life and throughout your day. That’s why this one is called The Practice of Living … More Meditation is Magic

Dance your meditation

Remember a new round of The Practice of Living Awareness begins Monday, December 1. A new webinar platform means live or by podcast, all devices can easily access The Practice. What can meditation offer you? Excellence, inside and out. With that excellence cultivated, what can you offer others? Harmony, gratitude, peace. What can bring harmony, … More Dance your meditation

Patanjali and the Light of the Soul discussion group. You can join in!

The great master, Patanjali, gave the world the system of yoga. His focus was not the physical body but the methods whereby a practitioner could yoke, as in harness, his or her mind, energy, appetites, and desires. In so doing, a practitioner can arise into the true state of Being. Physical yoga is one of … More Patanjali and the Light of the Soul discussion group. You can join in!

Meditation Instruction through Imagery 5 (final)

The Practice of Living Awareness trains its practitioners in the two skills of shamatha and vipassana. – Tranquility is invited with a Smile and a long, slow, deep breath (shamatha). – Tip of the Nose is the first step toward unwavering steadfastness in meditation. For the beginner practitioner, putting the attention on the tip of … More Meditation Instruction through Imagery 5 (final)