It’s all very well practising meditation, but have you ever stopped to ask yourself what you’re working towards? What does it mean to be enlightened and what’s the price for seeing into the true nature of reality? This post tries to answer some of these questions: What is Enlightenment?
A spiritual emergency or crisis is what happens when the natural process of spiritual awakening becomes intensified. It moves faster and deeper, and becomes enmeshed with earlier wounds that are yet to heal. This experience can be triggered by spiritual practices such as meditation, prayer, or yoga. But it can also be triggered by drugs,… Continue reading FAQ: What is Spiritual Emergency?
In some ways, meditation is the easiest thing to do. It just involves focusing your mind on one thing at a time. You enter a meditative state quite naturally when you’re concentrating on something important that requires your full attention, like reading a challenging book or listening to a friend share a difficult emotional experience.… Continue reading FAQ: How do I Meditate?
The simplest answer to this question is: a mystic is someone who seeks to know God. This may or may not involve religion or conventional definitions of ‘God’. Mystics transgress boundaries and colour outside the lines. They are notoriously difficult to pin down and get a straight answer from. For this reason, mystics are often… Continue reading FAQ: What is a Mystic?
There’s a well-known Zen koan that begins with this question. Reams of words and scholastic papers have been written about Joshu’s Dog. The koan sounds like the start of a bad Buddhist joke: Continue Reading →