Category Archives: Open Practice

Open Practice: Can Psychopaths Be Enlightened?

I’m a big fan of “Dexter” and “Criminal Minds.” I’ve always been fascinated with the subjective world of psychopaths. There are times when I feel appalled by their monstrous actions and lack of empathy, but there are times when I feel compassion for them for being victims of bad genes, neurological disorders and abusive upbringings. […]

Open Practice: On “Substrate Consciousness” and “Complete Experience”

It’s been a while since I posted on my blog about my “Open Practice“. The truth is, I have suspended my sitting practice since I became a new dad this year. My priority had shifted to adjusting to my new role as a parent. It’s a wonderful feeling. It’s challenging, yet deeply rewarding. Although I […]

Why Shinzen Young is My Main Dharma Teacher

In the beginning of this year, 2009, I’ve made a connection to a geeky dharma teacher. Since then I’ve made significant progress in my meditation practice and still going strong. In fact, as a result, I’ve made meditation as an integral part of my lifestyle. I owe a lot of this to my main 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 […]

The Science of Enlightenment: Intermediate Realms of Power

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