Tag Archives: Open Practice

Open Practice: On Terence McKenna and the Psychedelic Path to Gnosis

I’ve been familiar with Terence McKenna and the whole psychedelic movement ever since I started my research on altered states of consciousness and the so called “spiritual” path. In fact, one of the earliest sites on the Internet that I frequently visited before the explosion of the World Wide Web is deoxy.org. But even though […]

Open Practice: Focus on Flow in Waking and Lucid Dreaming

In the spirit of #OpenPractice, below is my latest conversation with Shinzen Young regarding my chosen form of practice. I hope this will be of some use for others out there who have a similar form of practice. Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:54:24 -0800 Subject: Re: The Dark Night From: “~C4Chaos” To: Shinzen Young […]

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 […]

The Science of Enlightenment: A New Model for Enlightenment and New Perspectives on the One Reality

Previously, I have transcribed some of my favorite tracks of The Science of Enlightenment series by my teacher Shinzen Young. Those tracks were about the “esoteric” side of Buddhist practice. In this post I’ve transcribed Shinzen’s uber-geeky vision of a future when science and meditation will date and mate and give birth to a new […]