12/28/13 PM, New Delhi, India From this talk: “Once you start your own meditation, you find your mind does not work as you think.” Topics covered include: Mindfulness and problems in meditation, subject and object, the untrainable monkey mind, the fundamental misunderstanding, and the role of compassion in meditation
12/28/13 New Delhi, India From this talk: “If your mind created this anxiety, your mind can also stop this anxiety.” Topics covered include: Yamashita-sensei’s background and connection with Deer Park (Himachal Pradesh, India), an explanation of Blue Sky (Clear Sky) Meditation, the meaning of Dharma, and the cause of anxiety and how to handle it.
Talk given 12/22/13, Goa, India. Topics covered include breath awareness (anapanasati) and habitual tendencies, ego and the thinking mind, resistance, and true practice.
12/21/13 PM, Goa, India From this talk: “If you check your mind please find your resistance. This is the core of your ego.” Topics covered include: ego vs. compassion, the meaning of samatha and vipassana, resistance and acceptance, the importance of retreats, and mindfulness in daily life.
12/21/13 AM, Goa, India From this talk: “With your new identity you cannot have any negativity. This and compassion are the same. No negative emotion can survive in the dimension of compassion.” Topics covered include: Real medicine, the new dimension, the difference between ego and monkey mind, the right tool for meditation, and overcomingContinue reading “Real Medicine”
12/20/13 AM, Goa, India From this talk: “Let’s focus on our own minds. This is the most important point.” Topics covered include: Yamashita-sensei’s self-introduction, pitfalls in approaching the Dharma, Right Attitude, problems in relationships, and a strategy for handling “monkey mind.”
12/20/13 PM Goa, India From this talk: “Why does mindfulness really change the game?” Topics covered include: The real meaning of mindfulness, updating Buddhism, realizing you’re a patient, when meditation doesn’t work, and the ego’s game
12/9/13 Deer Park, Himachal Pradesh, India From this talk: “Little by little you enter into the dimension of the Blue Sky. Then, standing in the Blue Sky, you finally can deal with the white clouds. Your thought, your emotion. Everything.” Topics covered include: Thinking addiction, dysfunctional relationships, clouds of anxiety and attraction, and the viewContinue reading “After the Retreat”
12/7/13 Deer Park, Himachal Pradesh, India From this talk: “ We have clouds, but at the same time our essence is Blue Sky. So when can we enter the Blue Sky? Any time we realize it.” Topics covered include: Real happiness, the secret of mindfulness, the essential point of observation, Blue Sky and the worldContinue reading “The Blue Sky”
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.