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March 2017

The Fine Line Between Dharma Philosophy & Actually Living It

By | 2017-03-12T10:27:52+00:00 March 12th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Featured, Right Livelihood, Striding Through The Universe|

Philosophizing can be fun, for sure, but when I'm doing that I'm not being a teacher. Or a spiritual friend, or anything else. How often when we philosophize are we just trying to make ourselves feel smart and important?   By Daniel Scharpenburg   "I'd love to give you something, but what would [...]

February 2017

What is the Mahayana School of Buddhism?

By | 2017-02-22T08:01:37+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Featured, Striding Through The Universe|

Mahayana Buddhism is founded in the concept of the Bodhisattva, one who is less interested in attaining enlightenment for oneself and motivated to bring enlightenment to others instead.   By Daniel Scharpenburg The original basic teaching of the Buddha was a way of liberation, enlightenment and freedom from suffering. The Buddha didn't try [...]

January 2017

The 5 Stages of Becoming Bodhisattva

By | 2017-01-16T09:29:30+00:00 January 16th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Featured, Striding Through The Universe|

These 5 paths are said to really explain the journey for us.   By Daniel Scharpenburg   According to Mahayana texts, there are five paths---or stages---that can be described to explain the spiritual journey. In the beginning we take vows, generating the urge to attain enlightenment to help others, and then work toward complete [...]

Yes, Those Weird Experiences During Meditation are Normal (& They’re Called Nyams)

By | 2017-01-13T08:31:11+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Advanced Meditation, blog, Featured, Striding Through The Universe|

Strange experiences will most likely occur if you practice for a long time.   By Daniel Scharpenburg The Tibetan Master Jamgon Kongtrul described various experiences that can come up during our meditation practice. These are temporary experiences that come up sometimes and we can see them as sort of a roadmap for our awakening. [...]

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