For Part One Some sounds are naturally annoying and abrasive, but most of them only piss us off when we fill them up with stories. Imagine a loved one saying, "Fuck you, you're a piece of shit," in a loud, shrill voice even though you didn't do anything wrong. That might piss you off, make … Continue reading Listening Meditation Part Two
Nada means "sound," and Yoga means "union." So, Nada Yoga is the practice of unifying with sound.
Open monitoring is like listening to that one wind make all these sounds; fixed-attention is like the wind falling until everything's silent. Self-inquiry is asking, "Who's listening?"
Today I described Chan meditation like this to a friend: Grass grows, wolves howl, Buddhas sit.
I recently translated Farong's Xin Ming (Song of Mind). Unlike the Xinxin Ming, I'm not gonna post that one online, because I'm probably gonna put them both in a book, and I've been told that it's unwise to blog everything you're putting in a book since then people have no reason to buy it haha. … Continue reading Niutou Farong on Meditation
When we're born, we don't know our names. Isn't that peculiar? We don't know our gender, sex, race, political party, or religion. And we don't know anyone else's either. We're born in a cloud of unknowing, and we spend the first part of our life in that cloud. Then we start to see patterns in … Continue reading On Being No One
Five traditional Buddhist meditations for counteracting the Five Hindrances