A Theravada Meditation

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The following meditation was recorded in January 1981 in Sydney, Australia: This meditation is drawn from Theravada, or southern Buddhism. It’s called Anapana and it is just bringing you to right here and it is done through the breath. So it is common to everyone in this room at this moment. Of all of our… Read more »

Episode 6 – The Four Noble Truths

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Maharaji teaches Raghu how to meditate before he travels into the mountains, and Ram Dass explores the Four Noble Truths.   TRANSCRIPTION Raghu: Hi, I’m Raghu Markus. So now I’m finally here, in an ashram in the foothills of the Himalayas. It looks like something out of Lost Horizon that famous movie from the 30s. And,… Read more »

It’s Just a Matter of Timing

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Many years ago I spent time with a Tibetan teacher, Trungpa Rinpoche. In an interview he suggested a meditation technique in which one expands one’s awareness outward. He suggested we do it together. So we sat facing each other and he said, “Just expand outward.” And I started to expand outward. After about twenty seconds… Read more »

An Environmental Awakening

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Question:  I am the father of a three year old.  It appears that, given the current trends, the planet will become uninhabitable before he can live out a normal life span.  There will be a lot of suffering if human life on the planet comes to an end.   I understand that it is all supposed… Read more »