Why Move?

When considering religion many people seem to forget there is more to the picture than the literal and absolute.  Over the centuries, human understanding of the world has evolved a thousand times over.  Truth has evolved a thousand times over.  Even within the age of empiricism and science, truth has been proven dynamic, sometimes even…

The Self-Symbol

As children, cognitive development centers around constructing tools that allow us to effectively navigate our physical world.  The world Buddhists would call Samsara, the world of things and concepts, the relative world. Concepts like a like a tree or chair, or more importantly the sense of self, the ego, the concept of self.  I like…

Materialist Mantra’s

Throughout every major spiritual tradition repetitive forms of prayer have been uniformly important.  Muslims pray five times a day.  Buddhist mantra’s are recited thousand of times, prostrations too.  The Lord’s Prayer or Hail Mary’s in Christendom. Repetition is key to undoing erroneous and habitual perceptions on all levels, whether it is deep insight into the…

Considering Tantra

… Without understanding what I had been doing was partaking in what essentially amount to some pretty advanced analytical meditations, accidentally invoking various levels of absorption state.  A large part was the elation and endorphin release of ‘figuring it out’.  It eased the expansion of my sense of self. This isn’t something new either, it’s…

A Unity of Traditions

“We have, for the first time in history, easy access to all of the world’s great religions. Examine the many great traditions and you are struck by two items: there are an enormous number of differences between them, and a handful of striking similarities.  When you find a few essential items that all, or virtually…