Category Archives: Kick Ass Dharma

Shinzen Young On Lucid Dreaming and The Five Ways

I’ve been applying Shinzen Young’s Five Ways approach to my meditation practice for almost a year now and all I can say is that I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of it. It had dramatically improved my sitting meditation, relieved my migraine headaches, made me consistent with my open practice, and most importantly, it […]

Shinzen Young On Enlightenment

Har-Prakash Khalsa, an online buddy and a fellow student of Shinzen Young, finally decided to blog his heart out. Nice! Welcome to the blogosphere, bro. *Fist bump* 🙂 His very first blog post is his awesome interview with Shinzen on the subject of enlightenment. Here’s an excerpt. Har-Prakash Khalsa – Given that, in your own […]

Charles Tart on the Science of Meditation

If you think you know what meditation is, think again. Here’s Charles Tart’s lecture on the science of meditation. Go and watch the 9-part video and do away with whatever limited views you may have on the nature of meditation.

B. Alan Wallace is My Kind of Kick Ass Dharma Teacher!

“kick ass dharma” = dharma free of dogma, cultural baggage, metaphysical hubris, institutionalized nonsense, and idiot compassion. I first heard of B. Alan Wallace years ago in an Integral Naked interview. I immediately liked him due to his intellectual sharpness and his deep knowledge in Buddhist scholarship and hardcore practice. It’s rare to see someone who […]

I interrupt the silence with a message from Shinzen Young

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog. Don’t worry, I’m still alive, kicking and (hyper)streaming 🙂 Actually, I shifted my attention to micro-blogging via Twitter, Friendfeed, and Facebook (see (hyper)stream section). Also, I didn’t have a topic to write about these past few weeks that deserve a post here on my blog. In […]