Tag Archives: meditation

Hypercompression: my meditation method

I will readily admit that I am not a Buddha. I am not Enlightened. I have not immersed myself in sutra and koan. As far as I know, I have not conquered rebirth and reincarnation. So why learn meditation from … Continue reading

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The Secret Significance of Spiders

All my life I have been fascinated by spiders. I am not creeped out by them, even though, they are admittedly creepy. But that is part of the attraction, actually. There is something, an allure perhaps, about that particular member … Continue reading

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Ontology 101: Who is it that knows/feels/senses? or What am I?

I am going to ask you a simple “Yes” or “No” question. I don’t want to you think about the answer, but think the answer that first jumps into your mind. It is more likely to be the truth, than … Continue reading

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Ontology for Beginners: How to Reality Check Your Existence

When I studied with Peter Ralson in the late ’90s, he introduced me to an idea that I had never heard of before: Ontology, the study of Being. He recommended learning and internalizing ontological concepts by developing and using your … Continue reading

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The Three Treasures: mind, heart, body

Here is a semi-rhetorical question: Which energy center in my Being is the most important to focus on developing? The first energy system I ever learned about, was in a book on Kundulini Yoga my Aunt passed on to me, … Continue reading

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Crabs in the Bucket, a message for the naysayers

I remember talking to a friend of mine who encouraged me to write a book about my journey from fear, anger, and depression, to happiness after I had a fairly rough start to my life. He said, “That’s a great … Continue reading

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Test yourself

Lock yourself into your bedroom or a bathroom and turn off all the lights. Turn off your cell phone. Look at your self in the mirror. Try not to think of anything. If you think anything at all. Ask, why? … Continue reading

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A Caveat About Training in Meditation

In my second-to-last post, I announced the opening of a private school of meditation based on a new tradition that I created out of thin air. I call it simply, “The Wind Method”. Be that as it may, there are … Continue reading

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New School of Meditation, opening

I have founded a new form of meditation, out of very old trainings and teachings. It is called simply, “The Wind Method”, or, “The Wind Technique”. The best of water, fire, and aethir, made up entirely by me. Prospective students … Continue reading

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Relaxing Into Your Being, a review

Relaxing Into Your Being is an introduction to the Water Method of Taoist taught by lineage holder and Taoist master Bruce Frantzis. Subjects covered by this instructive book include: A comparison of Fire and Water schools of Taoism. Breathing techniques, … Continue reading

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