Meditation and Other Notes

What is the difference between writing, blogging, and microblogging? Possible answers: Writing… is… the act of writing… simple enough. You do it, ya know? You put pen to paper the traditional way all the self indulgent little thoughts you obsess over, later maybe reading it back to yourself or sharing it with someone else. Blogging, […]

What is Enlightenment? (About.com tries to Answer)

 The Sanskrit word for enlightenment is "bodhi," which means "awakened." But awakened to what?The only true answer to the question is to realize enlightenment. Short of that, we must come up with provisional answers that, the teachers tell us, do not really do justice to enlightenment.Enlightenment can be defined as the cessation of dukkha, which is […]

“Sometimes I chat with stones…”

Thought I’d repost this, something someone wrote on a forum discussing more of an open style of Buddhist “practice”: My current practice is pretty freeform compared to those above described, but since it is working for me I’ll describe a little. It’s insight meditation, pretty much. I see the creative part of my brain – […]