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The User’s Guide to Spiritual Teachers by Scott Edelstein {Book Review}

By | 2017-01-25T08:09:11+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Arts, blog, Buddhism, Featured, Tales of a Gonzo Buddhist|

Far too many students approach a spiritual teacher with unreasonable or ignorant ideas about what the teacher can do for them. It’s not usually their fault; they just don’t know exactly what a spiritual teacher does. By Brent R. Oliver Scott Edelstein has done a great service for anyone interested in studying with [...]

December 2016

Awakening From the Daydream {Book Review}.

By | 2016-12-14T07:52:24+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Arts, blog, Buddhism, Featured, The Ramblings of a Tattooed Buddhist|

Like Trungpa, Nichtern teaches the Wheel of Life more as stages of psychological health than as literal levels of hell. While he does address the traditional stance they represented, the text itself falls very much in line with states of emotional well being or ill being that we face from moment to moment, day [...]

November 2016

Secular Mysticism. {Book Review}

By | 2016-11-17T19:42:20+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Arts, blog, Buddhism, Featured|

  By Daniel Scharpenburg   “When, therefore, you put aside your preconceived ideas, your self-centered scale of values, and let intuition have it's way with you, you open up by this act new appearances of the world. Such an opening-up is the most practical of all activities; for then and then only will your day-to-day [...]

October 2016