Roles of a Teacher

By role of a teacher here, I mean the role they play in our spiritual journey rather than how they may position or present themselves as a teacher. A true teaching emphasizes practical application and …

Dorothy Rowe

In the spring before my BATGAP interview, I watched Dorothy Rowe’s interview. She’s a distance energy healer based in Iowa. A close friend recently gifted me a personal energy healing with her. Waiting for the …

Being a Teacher

There’s a goofy idea some people have that awakening makes you a spiritual teacher. There can certainly be an impulse to share but teaching requires skill and a calling, not just wanting to tell the …

A Perfect Teacher

A discussion came up about a controversial teacher recently. I’ve written about teachers before. It’s worth making a few more comments on the subject. One thing you may run into is the Indian habit of …

Lorne and Lucia Links

There are various posts mentioning Lorne and Lucia here. See the Category LuciaLorne to find them. For an intro, see Lorne and Lucia. As their web site and video channel are regularly updated, I’ll refer …

The Group

Sangha, some call it. Community. The group following a common path. On the second day of the retreat, Thich Nhat Hanh speaks of the importance of this on establishing the path. Indeed, people are far …

Group Think or Group Be

Recent discussions here illuminate something to consider, the role of the group. During the process of awakening, we lose the sense of ego, the pain body, then the whole sense of identity. The whole idea …

Egos and Cults

A few days ago, I posted an article about recently published research in the American Journal of Hypertension that demonstrated meditation as a useful tool in lowering blood pressure. Frankly, I’m surprised there is still …