12/7/13 Deer Park, Himachal Pradesh, India From this talk: “ (Some say) “I thought meditation was taming the monkey mind!” No, actually not. You can never tame the monkey.” Topics covered include: Form and formlessness, monkey mind and meditation, an outline of the “One Dharma Method,” and a new basis for relationship.
12/5/13 Deer Park, Himachal Pradesh, India From this talk: “If we can change our minds, the world itself will be different.” Topics covered include: Not realizing you’re locked up, thinking mind and true identity, and a different approach to problems
9/3/13 Henson-so, Mungyeong, Korea – Day 3 English / Korean From this talk: “Unless you understand this change of identity, meditation doesn’t work.” The final Dharma talk from the 2013 Korea retreat. Topics covered include: the most difficult point in meditation, the role of trust in practice, the ego’s tricks, and the world of BlueContinue reading “Who Meditates?”
9/2/13 Henson-so, Mungyeong, Korea – Day 3 English / Korean From this talk: “During the retreat, we really concentrate on touching Silence. Then after the retreat, you go back to your daily situation. Then how to keep a connection with the Silence is your job.” Topics covered include: Endless thinking, walking meditation, zen metaphor, andContinue reading “Silence”
9/1/13 Henson-so, Mungyeong, Korea – Day 2 English / Korean From this talk: “You don’t have to know any texts at all, but you have to be very honest about yourself. ” Topics covered include: Knowing oneself, what all the traditions are talking about, the importance of failure in meditation, and meditation and creativity.
8/31/13 Henson-so, Mungyeong, Korea English / Korean Topics covered include: Confusion with different traditions and meditation techniques, clarifying vipassana and mindfulness, Blue Sky Meditation and Blue Sky Yoga, and the retreat schedule.
6/30/13 Hualien, Taiwan – Day 3 English / Mandarin From this talk: “Your identity is changing. You are White Clouds. But now you know, you are also Blue Sky.” Topics covered include: confusion with words of enlightened teachers, just sitting, view from the new dimension, and practical advice for applying meditation in daily life.
6/28/13 Hualien, Taiwan – Day 1 English / Mandarin From this talk: “Observing things as they are, it means observing things with acceptance.” Topics covered include: Likes and dislikes, objective observation, acceptance, and the fundamental mistake.
12/28/12 Goa, India A brief talk on “saying yes” through compassion, followed by a guided meditation.
12/28/12 Goa, India From this talk: “You don’t have to become a so-called Buddhist. You don’t have to become a member of such and such an organization. You can always start with you.” Topics covered include the similarity between Zen and early Buddhism, conflicts between religious traditions, ancient methods and modern people, the unity ofContinue reading “Beyond Traditions”