In this charming talk, David Thompson shares some common sense insights on meditation …
As we did last year for the twentieth anniversary of Joe and Guin Miller’s passing, this year we will do Lent Lite! The Great Liberation will be read at 6:30 a.m. on Ash Wednesday (2/13) and Good Friday (3/29) ONLY.
Every Friday evening at 6:30 p.m., starting on Friday, 2/15, and ending on Friday, 3/29, we will alternate readings of the Great Liberation and Diamond Sutra.
Please join us for this profound meditation practice.
A remarkable presentation from Mary Kamadulski, offering profound spiritual insights on the path of Beauty, along with compelling performance art (including the world premiere of the Coyote Choir).
In her hymn, O ignis Spiritus Paracliti, the great Saint Hildegard of Bingen exclaimed:
Oh fire of the Holy Spirit,
life of the life of every creature,
holy are you in giving life to forms…
Oh boldest path,
penetrating into all places,
in the heights, on earth,
and in every abyss,
you bring and bind all together
From you clouds flow, air flies,
Rocks have their humours,
Rivers spring forth from the waters
And earth wears her green vigour
NOTE: For more on Hildegard’s vision of Viriditis (“Greeness”), the “very expression of Divine power on Earth,” which she saw as “penetrating every aspect of life,” read Stephanie Roth’s Cosmic Vision of Hildegard of Bingen in The Ecologist, Vol. 30, No. 1, January-February 2000.
In this 1/18/12 talk titled, Dr. Jeff Curtis reports on some of the latest scientific research.
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This second presentation focuses on teachings from the Pratyabhijinahrdayam, and draws further elucidation from drawing St. Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle, Sri Ramana Maharshi’s Self-Inquiry and Dr. Carl Jung ideas on the process of Individuation.
The next talk in the series will be given in December 2012.
Listen to Part II …
“There is a story of a woman running away from tigers. She runs and runs and the tigers are getting closer and closer. When she comes to the edge of a cliff, she sees some vines there, so she climbs down and holds on to the vines. Looking down, she sees that there are tigers below her as well. She then notices that a mouse is gnawing away at the vine to which she is clinging. She also sees a beautiful little bunch of strawberries close to her, growing out of a clump of grass. She looks up and she looks down. She looks at the mouse. Then she just takes a strawberry, puts it in her mouth, and enjoys it thoroughly. Tigers above, tigers below. This is actually the predicament that we are always in, in terms of our birth and death. Each moment is just what it is. It might be the only moment of our life; it might be the only strawberry we’ll ever eat. We could get depressed about it, or we could finally appreciate it and delight in the preciousness of every single moment of our life.”
This is the first in a series of seven bi-monthly talks by Richard Power. The series will include talks on the four great texts of Kashmir Saivism (i.e., Shiva Sutras, Pratyabhijina Hridayam, Spandakarikas and Vijnanabhairava) as well as other aspects of Yoga, Buddha Dharma and Shamanism.
This opening presentation focuses on teachings from the Siva Sutras, highlights Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, and includes readings from Humanifesto, Power’s eighth book.
The next talk in the series will be given in November 2012.
Ari Harding, SFTS Lodge, September 2012
On September 14 2012, Ari Harding spoke: “Smart, Sustainable Structures for Humans and Their Friends”
Listen, learn, and transform your world, plank by plank, nail by nail, solar panel by solar panel …
This evening was no exception.
Chris led an exploration of Trust In Mind: The Rebellion of Chinese Zen in his own inimitable way.
Listen, breathe, allow the truth to reveal itself naturally …