This is a short talk that I gave at Asheville Meditation, exploring the topic of Uncertainty, and it’s critical role on spiritual practice. Pulling on the phrase from Ajahn Chah, I spoke in particular about what he called “the wisdom of uncertainty.” [ Download .mp3 ]
Pragmatic Dharma is fundamentally about taking a straight-forward, transparent, and open approach to the states, stages, and goals of the spiritual path. In short: Awakening is possible, and there’s a way to get there.
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[This is the 2nd part of a interview I did with New Zealand based teacher Peter Fernando. It appeared on his site A Month of Mindfulness.] Peter: So another question I have relates to what you call an ‘Open Source’ approach to meditation, where there is a freedom to draw from all kinds of practices. [...]
The Ships in the Harbor technique is a way of pointing to “the essential nature of mind.” One of the challenges for beginning and intermediate students is the tendency to fix upon subtle phenomena and try to possess them. The Ships in the Harbor technique uses the act of listening to tease the mind away [...]
This is an excerpt of an interview I participated in with Peter Fernando, a former monk in the Thai Forest Tradition who now lives and teaches in New Zealand. His teaches and blogs from A Month of Mindfulness. Peter: The most recent article on your website is around the theme of vulnerability – I found [...]