Western culture has its own traditions of spirituality and transcendence. These can be called the Western, or Divine Mysteries. What are these mysteries and why did they go underground? How can you practice and explore their message of united consciousness?
From the point of view of classic Buddhist philosophy, there are two types of liberation: ceto-vimutti, liberation of the heart, and paññā-vimutti, liberation of the mind (insight or wisdom).
An Interview with Dharma Teacher Achariya Doug Duncan on Exploring, Transcending, Surrendering & Awakening. Article by Brendan Joseph Ries, as Published in the Kyoto Journal Online Magazine, February 2014. Click to download Moving into the stream. Thanks to the wonderful Kyoto Journal for permission to use the article.
When you wake up in the morning you leave behind one world — the dreaming world — and find yourself in another world — waking life. These two worlds or states share similarities. In Tibetan Buddhism they’re two of six states termed ‘bardos’, or ‘in-between states’. Sensing, emotion and thoughts exist in both. When we […]