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0725 - TALKS: Apollonius of Tyana & the Sage, I

Episode 0725 - Apollonius of Tyana & the Sage, I (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Extended commentary on the life & times of Apollonius of Tyana -- reading F.C. Conybeare's introduction to his translation, and Maria Dzielska's discussion of historicity. A true sage as the peoples' defender & healer, speaking against the evils of 3D-human STS authority. Additional references

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Aug 11
0728 - TALKS: Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, XVII [FINAL]

Episode 0728 - Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, XVII [FINAL] (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Introduction to the life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, with core guidance on Anapanasati meditation. Final reading of Part II, chapter 3: A Happiness that Ever Grows, and

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Aug 11
0727 - TALKS: Apollonius of Tyana & the Sage, II

Episode 0727 - Apollonius of Tyana & the Sage, II (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Extended commentary on the life & times of Apollonius of Tyana, reading the F.C. Conybeare introduction to his translation, and Maria Dzielska's discussion of historicity. Apollonius as an "alternate/Eastern/yogic Jesus" -- and the true sage as peoples' defender & healer, threat to authority,

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Aug 11
0726 - TALKS: Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, XVI

Episode 0726 - Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, XVI (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Introduction to the life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, with core guidance on Anapanasati meditation. Continued reading of Part II, chapter 3: A Happiness that Ever Grows. Date: 8/4/22

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Aug 11
0724 - TALKS: Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, XV

Episode 0724 - Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, XV (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Introduction to the life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, with core guidance on Anapanasati meditation. First reading of Part II, chapter 3: A Happiness that Ever Grows. Additional

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Aug 11
0723 - TALKS: Love, Fire & Illumination, II (Apollonius of Tyana)

Episode 0723 - Love, Fire & Illumination, II (Apollonius of Tyana) (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Final comments on tapas (austerity), vairaga (detachment & renunciation) -- as basis for alchemical transformation via inner fire. Three levels of mind, the Athanor (crucible), and the path of seeking (returning) to Light. An introduction to the life & times of Apollonius of Tyana.

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Jul 28
0722 - TALKS: Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, XIV

Episode 0722 - Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, XIV (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Introduction to the life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, with core guidance on Anapanasati meditation. Final reading of Part II, chapter 2: Work Without Wavering! Additional

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Jul 28
0721 - TALKS: Love, Fire & Illumination, I

Episode 0721 - Love, Fire & Illumination, I (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Wide-ranging comments on the practice of patient endurance, detachment & renunciation -- as a basis for alchemical transformation via inner fire & the athanor. Tapas & Dhammapada 184-185, vairagya & equanimity, and the austerity of practicing detachment from habitual desire & hate.   Additional references

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Jul 28
0720 - TALKS: Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, XIII

Episode 0720 - Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, XIII (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Introduction to the life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, and core guidance on Anapanasati meditation. Continued reading of Part II, chapter 2: Work Without Wavering! Additional

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Jul 28
0719 - TALKS: Enduring Tribulation to Soul Return, IV

Episode 0719 - Enduring Tribulation to Soul Return, IV (Click the above link, or here, for audio.) Final comments on the practice of patient endurance from Luke 21:19 & Dhammapada 183-185 amidst current 3D endtimes. Virya, chanda, and the proper direction of will, power & self-trust, the Buddhist 5 "bases of power" (Iddhipada). Additional references from Pali Buddha-Dhamma, Bhagawan Nityananda

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Jul 14
0718 - TALKS: Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, XII

Episode 0718 - Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, XII (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Introduction to the life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, and core guidance on Anapanasati meditation. Initial reading of Part II, chapter 2: Work Without Wavering! Additional

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Jul 14
0717 - TALKS: Enduring Tribulation to Soul Return, III

Epsideo 0717 - Enduring Tribulation to Soul Return, III (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Comments on Christian/Buddhist perspectives on patient endurance (hypomone & khanti titikkha) in 3D endtimes (Tribulation) by Luke 21:19 & Dhammapada 183-185. The importance of proper direction of will, and the willingness to take pain & austerity. Universal Vision, chapter 38: "Think, Fast,

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Jul 14
0716 - TALKS: Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, XI

Episode 0716 - Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, XI (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Introduction to the life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, and core guidance on Anapanasati meditation. Completed reading of Part II, chapter 1: Extinguishing the Inner Fires. Additional

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Jul 14
0715 - TALKS: Enduring Tribulation to Soul Return, II

Episode 0715 - Enduring Tribulation to Soul Return, II (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Comments on Christian/Buddhist perspectives on patient endurance (hypomone & khanti titikkha) in 3D endtimes (Tribulation) by Luke 21:19 & Dhammapada 184. The importance of proper direction of will, the nature of austerity, and the rewards of receptivity to soul-spirit. Additional references

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Jun 29
0714 - TALKS: Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, X

Episode 0714 - Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, X (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Introduction to the life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, and core guidance on Anapanasati meditation. First reading of Part II, chapter 1: Extinguishing the Inner Fires. Additional

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Jun 29
0713 - TALKS: Enduring Tribulation to Soul Return, I

Episode 0713 - Enduring Tribulation to Soul Return, I (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Comments on de-individualization in the new world order (Network, film script), collective self-deception & arrogant faux-benevolence (Maldek),and Christian/Buddhist perspectives on patient endurance (hypomone & khanti) in 3D endtimes (Tribulation). The rewards of receptivity to spirit and soul.

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Jun 29
0712 - TALKS: Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, IX

Episode 0712 - Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, IX (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Introduction to the life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, and core guidance on Anapanasati meditation. Completed reading of Chapter 3: The Flight of an Arrow. Additional references from

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Jun 29
0711 - TALKS: Principles of Self-Healing, IX [FINAL]

Episode 0711 - Principles of Self-Healing, IX [FINAL] (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Comments on core principles of self-healing, 7-chakra theory, essential mind-qualities, and wisdom as form & function. Review of the "levels of healing, personal dream recollection, and discussion of a dialogue in the film "Defending Your Life." Remarks on the formation of core-mind distortions

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Jun 15
0710 - TALKS: Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, VIII

Episode 0710 - Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, VIII (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Introduction to life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, and core guidance on Anapanasati meditation practice. The 37 Bodhipakkhiyadhamma, 5 Hindrances, 7 Factors of Awakening, and

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Jun 15
0709 - TALKS: Principles of Self-Healing, VIII

Episode 0709 - Principles of Self-Healing, VIII (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Comments on core principles of self-healing, 7-chakra theory, essential mind-qualities, and wisdom as form & function. Review of Panna Sutta & etymology of the Sanskrit word "prajna," 4 Right Exertions, and the role of Buddhist/Hindu meditation in self-healing. Additional references from Pali

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Jun 15
0708 - TALKS: Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, VII

Episode 0708 - Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, VII (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Introduction to life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, and guidance on Anapanasati meditation practice. The "4 Bases of Power" (Iddhipada), and first partial reading of Chapter 3: The

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Jun 15
0707 - TALKS: Principles of Self-Healing, VII

Episode 0707 - Principles of Self-Healing, VII (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Comments on core principles of self-healing, 7-chakra theory, essential mind-qualities, and wisdom as form & function. Sanskrit etymology of "Prajna," the root characters pra & jna, and their relationship to 5th &6th chakras & Atman. Full commentary on the Pali Canon Panna Sutta. Additional

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Jun 01
0706 - TALKS: Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, VI

Episode 0706 - Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, VI (Click on the above link, or here, for audio) Introduction to life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, and direct guidance on Anapanasati meditation practice. Discussion of the 37 Factors of Enlightenment, and final comments on chapter 2

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Jun 01
0705 - TALKS: Principles of Self-Healing, VI (Wisdom, 2)

Episode 0705 - Principles of Self-Healing, VI (Wisdom, 2) (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Comments on core principles of self-healing, 7-chakra theory, essential mind-qualities, and wisdom as form & function. Quotations from William Blake, Ra Material on mind healing & initiation, and the 37 Buddhist "factors of enlightenment." Introduction to the Pali Canon Panna Sutta.

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Jun 01
0704 - TALKS: Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, V

Episode 0704 -Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, V (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Introduction to life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, and direct guidance on Anapanasati meditation practice. Initial comments on chapter 2: A Roof that Does Not Leak. Additional

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Jun 01
0700 - TALKS: Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, III

Epsideo 0700 - Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, III (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Introduction to life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, and direct guidance on Anapanasati meditation practice. Core 7 teachings in the Introduction, first reading on chapter 1: "What

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May 18
0701 - TALKS: Principles of Self-Healing, IV

Episode 0701 - Principles of Self-Healing, IV (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Comments on core principles of self-healing, with reference to 7-chakra theory, love/wisdom & higher/lower balance, Wanderers' life on Earth, and essential mind-qualities. Aspects of high functioning autism, the autistic spectrum, and current collective conditions. Additional references from Pali

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May 18
0703 - TALKS: Principles of Self-Healing, V (Wisdom, 1)

Episode 0703 - Principles of Self-Healing, V (Wisdom, 1) (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Comments on core principles of self-healing, with reference to 7-chakra theory, love/wisdom & higher/lower balance, Wanderers' life on Earth, and essential mind-qualities. Specific focus on wisdom development, high functioning autism, and current social conditions. Additional references from

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May 18
0702 - TALKS: Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, IV

Epsidoe 0702 - Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, IV (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Introduction to life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, and direct guidance on Anapanasati meditation practice. Final comments on chapter 1: What Really Matters. Additional references

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May 18
0699 - TALKS: Principles of Self-Healing, III

Episode 0699 - Principles of Self-Healing, III (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Comments on core principles of self-healing, with reference to 7-chakra theory, love/wisdom response to catalyst, Wanderers' life on Earth, and interplay of chakra blockage & activation. Aspects of high functioning autism, the autistic spectrum, and current collective conditions. Additional references

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May 04