Thursday, August 6, 2020

Corruption at MSNBC (comedy)

Mike MacRae, J. Dore (jimmydorecomedy.com); Seth Auberon, Pfc. Sandoval, Wisdom Quarterly

Disclosure Fest: land + water blessings (8/8)

Adrian (D Fest); Ananda (Dharma Buddhist Meditation), Jen, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
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This Saturday 8/8/2020 on Lions Gate Portal
Come join us for a special DisclosureFest Live as we start this much-needed water and land blessing ceremonies for our, one human family, our planet, and our beloved Los Angeles area! 
We have chosen a very special place on this sacred Lions Gate Portal, where we can tap into the power of our previous mass meditations, and the healing points of the planet.

We have some amazing Indigenous representatives hosting this blessing for our sacred lands and waters.... coming together from different tribes to offer song, dance, and prayer in unity with every color and creed to help us unite. 
Bringing this ascension quality deep into the veins of sacred running waters and the energetic lines of the earth.
Join our Tungva Nation Grandmother, Tina Calderon, and her family as we honor the elements and the indigenous ancestors of the Los Angeles region who were here long before us.
Flow with Mayan Water blessing by Timekeeper Jose Munoz and Zoe Raven to wash over you, through thoughts and prayer as he honors the land with exceptional sacred water blessed from water keepers around the world since the 1970s.
Sing, pray, and dance with us as Joaquin Chavez represents the Chumash Mexicano indigenous of the Malibu and Ventura County areas honors us with a moving prayer and traditional offerings of his people.
Special acoustic performance by JBrave and Lotus
A special message from Elizebeth April
Song and prayer by Jessa Calderon
Meditation by Adrian Vallera & Sacred Sound by Avatara
Hosted by: Michelle Anderson

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Healing Hearts ~ Healing Nations
USA August 5th
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Hiroshima Nagasaki 75
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Part One 
HEALING SOULS
Opening Blessing 
Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr.
Voices Calling for Peace
Toshiko Tanaka - Hibakusha SurvivorKathleen Burkinshaw - Speaker/Author, Daughter of Hibakusha 
Svetlana Kudryashova - Chernobyl Experience
Hideko Izumi - Fukushima Experience
Veterans for Peace 
Major Renee Marie - Healing through Peace Poles
Helene Jaccard & Gerry Condon - The Golden Rule Project
Hiroshima and Pearl Harbor Rainbow Bridge
Yasuyuki Nemoto - Message from Water and Rainbows
Kazumi Ohishi - Water Shaman Peace Blessings 
Jennifer Sagon-Taeza - Message from Pearl Harbor - Pacific Historic Parks 
Japanese Peace Constitution Article 9
Hideo Nakazawa
President Obama’s Hiroshima Visit
Keiko Nakamichi
The Nuclear Prayer
United Religions Initiative
Song Offering 
Kristin Hoffman
Part Two
HEALING NATIONS
Greetings from Hiroshima
Shohei Tominaga 
Keiko Nakamichi
 Global Silent Minute
Dot Maver 
~ PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT ~
GLOBAL SYNCHRONIZED MEDITATION
Golden ~ Silent ~ Minute
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When the U.S. nuked humans in Hiroshima



Murder is bad. Mass murder is horrific. If only four are killed in an incident, that's "mass" murder. Lebanon is looking at Israel after the massive explosion as if the Mossad were involved, but there's plausible deniability. When Japan and history look at the United States military, there's no denying, no avoiding the fact that our country is the only nation to nuclear bomb human beings, intentionally killing hundreds of thousands with atomic "devices," in history. (In prehistory it may have happened in ancient India/Maha Bharat in the time of otherworldly rule near Mohenjo-daro and Harappa). What must the kami and the Japanese people think of this war crime/holocaust/crime against humanity? What do we think of our own military-industrial complex and the PsyOps propaganda machine that makes us believe "all's fair in love and war"? Not all is fair. That's why there are war crimes. It was 75 years ago today and the 9th.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Field Trip: BEACH Meditation 8/8 (video)

Robyn Kimberly; Ananda (Dharma Buddhist Meditation), Ellie, Ashley (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly


The ocean is calling and I must go.
This is summer, this is California, and that's it for the quarantine. We didn't sign up for a lock down or house arrest. The seashore is shining, the warm water's waving, and dolphins are present. We'll meditate (tranquility and mindfulness), be socially intimate at a physical distance, sport cool masks and sunblock, (some people might partake of a legal entheogen), as we enjoy veggie food, cool company, Dharma discussion, sun, sand, and surf. It's church in nature. Easy yoga stretches and ecstatic breathwork, sitting, mindful walking, and hugs (optional).

Been getting ready at home with Zoom yoga.
Rides available, picking up in Pasadena, UCLA, and the Valley to the most spectacular beach in Los Angeles.
COMING SOON: Trip to (secret) local hot springs with hike.

Did the Buddha exist? (City of Dhamma)

Isaline B. Horner (trans.), Milindapanha or "Questions of King Milinda" from The Blessed One’s City of Dhamma (Buddhist Publication Society); Dhr. Seven, Ven. Aloka (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
In the Greek king's court, Bactria (NW India)
King Milinda [ancient Greek King Menander I] approached Venerable Nagasena, greeted him, and sat down at a respectful distance.

King Milinda, anxious to know, hear, remember, see the light of knowledge, break down the lack of knowledge, to find the light of knowledge, to expel the darkness of ignorance, aroused extreme steadfastness and zeal and mindfulness and clear comprehension, and spoke to Ven. Nagasena:

“Revered Nagasena, have you ever seen the Buddha?”

“No, sire.”

“But have your teachers ever seen the Buddha?”

“No, sire.”

“Revered Nagasena, if you have never seen the Buddha, and if your teachers have never seen the Buddha, well then, revered Nagasena, there is no Buddha; the Buddha is not manifested here.”

“But, sire, did those former noble warriors exist who were the forerunners of your noble warrior dynasty?”

“Yes, revered sir; what doubt is there?”

“Have you, sire, ever seen the former noble warriors?”

“No, revered sir.”

“But have those who have instructed you, sire — priests, generals, judges, chief councilors — have these ever seen the former noble warriors?”

Translator Isaline B. Horner
“No, revered sir.”

“But if you, sire, have not seen the former noble warriors and if your instructors have not seen the former noble warriors, where are the former noble warriors?”

“Revered Nagasena, articles of use enjoyed by the former noble warriors are to be seen, that is to say, the white sunshade, the turban, the shoes, the yak-tail fan, the treasure of the sword of state, and the couches of great price. By these we can know and can believe that the former noble warriors existed.”

“Even so, sire, we may also know and believe in this Blessed One. There is this reason according to which we may know and believe that there was this Blessed One. What is the reason? There are, sire, articles of use enjoyed by that Blessed One who knows and sees, the Arhat, the Perfectly Enlightened One, that is to say, the [37 Requisites of Enlightenment]:
  1. Four Foundations of Mindfulness
  2. Four Right Efforts
  3. Four Bases of Psychic Power
  4. Five Spiritual Faculties
  5. Five Powers
  6. Seven Factors of Enlightenment
  7. Noble Eightfold Path [1].
By these the world with its devas knows and believes that there was this Blessed One. For this reason, sire, for this cause, because of this methodical reasoning, because of this inference it should be known that there was this Blessed One.”

“Revered Nagasena, make a simile.”

The Blessed One, Gandhara, Central Asia
“As sire, a city-architect, when he wants to build a city, first looks about for a district that is level, not elevated, not low-lying, free from gravel and stone, secure, irreproachable and delightful, and then when he has made level there what was not level and has had it cleared of stumps of trees and thorns, he might build a city there. It would be fine and regular, well planned, the moats and encircling walls dug deep, the city gates, the watch-towers and the ramparts strong, the crossroads, squares, junctions and the places where three or four roads meet numerous, the main-roads clean, level and even, the bazaar shops well laid out, the city full of parks, pleasances, lakes, lotus pools and wells, adorned with a wide variety of shrines to devas, the whole free from defects. When that city was fully developed, he might go away to another district. Then after a time that city might become rich and prosperous, well stocked with food, secure, successful, happy, without adversity, without accident, crowded with all kinds of people. When these people had seen the city, new, well laid out, without a defect, irreproachable, delightful, they would know by inference: ‘Clever indeed is that city-architect who was the builder of the city.’

“Even so, sire, that Blessed One is without an equal, equal to the unequaled, equal to the matchless ones, unique, incomparable, boundless, immeasurable, of unmeasured special qualities, attained to perfection in special qualities, of infinite steadfastness, infinite incandescence, infinite energy, infinite power, gone to perfection in the powers of a Buddha; having overthrown Mara and his army, burst asunder the net of false views, made ignorance to be cast out and knowledge arise, borne aloft the torch of Dharma; and having attained omniscience, unvanquished and victorious in the battle, he built the City of Dharma.

“In the Blessed One’s City of Dharma the encircling walls are virtue, the moats are conscience, the ramparts over the city gates are knowledge, the watch-towers are energy, the pillars are confidence (conviction), the doorkeepers are mindfulness, the cross roads are the sutras, the places where three or four roads meet is the Higher Doctrine (Abhidhamma), the law-court is the Monastic Discipline (Vinaya), the streetway is the foundations of mindfulness. And in that streetway of the foundations of mindfulness such shops as these are offering goods for sale, that is to say, a flower shop, a perfume shop, a fruit shop, an antidote shop, a medicine shop, a nectar shop, a jewel shop, and a general shop.”

“Revered Nagasena, what is the flower shop of the Buddha, the Blessed One?”

Ancient Buddhist Scrolls from Gandhara (Salomon)
“There are, sire, certain kinds of objective supports for meditation that have been pointed out by that Blessed One who knows and sees, the Arhat, the Perfectly Enlightened One, that is to say, the perception of impermanence, the perception of non-self [the impersonal nature of all things], the perception of the foul, the perception of peril, the perception of abandonment, the perception of dispassion, the perception of cessation, the perception of not delighting in anything in the world, the perception of the impermanence of all formations, mindfulness of breathing; the [sobering] perception of a swollen corpse, the perception of a discolored corpse, the perception of a decomposing corpse, the perception of an oozing corpse, the perception of a corpse gnawed by animals, the perception of a corpse with bones scattered, the perception of a corpse hacked up and scattered, the perception of a corpse still bleeding, the perception of a worm-infested corpse, the perception of a skeleton; the perception of loving-kindness, the perception of compassion, the perception of sympathetic joy, the perception of equanimity; mindfulness of death; mindfulness occupied with the body [2].

“Whoever is anxious to get free from old age and death chooses one of these objective supports for meditation and, with this objective support for meditation, one is freed from lust, freed from hatred, freed from delusion, freed from pride, freed from wrong views; one crosses over samsara [the endless round of rebirth], stems the stream of craving, cleanses away the threefold stain; and when one has abandoned all the defilements and has entered the City of Nirvana that is stainless, dustless, pure, fair, birthless, ageless, deathless, blissful, cooled, and without fear, one sets free one's mind in arhatship [full enlightenment]. This sire, is called the Blessed One’s flower shop.”

“Revered Nagasena, what is the perfume shop of the Buddha, the Blessed One?”

“There are, sire, certain kinds of virtue that have been pointed out by that Blessed One. Anointed with the perfume of this virtue, the Blessed One’s offspring make fragrant and pervade the world with the devas with the perfume of virtue, and they breathe it forth and fill the quarters and the intermediate points and the following winds and the head-winds with it, and when they have suffused the world, they stand firm. And what, sire, are these various kinds of virtue? The morality of going for guidance (sarana), the Five Precepts, the Eight Precepts, and the Ten Precepts, the morality of restraint by the Path to Freedom (Patimokkha) as included in the Five Recitations [3]. This, sire, is called the Blessed One’s perfume shop.”

“Revered Nagasena, what is the fruit shop of the Buddha, the Blessed One?”

“Fruits, sire, have been pointed out by the Blessed One, that is to say, the fruit of stream-entry, the fruit of once-returning, the fruit of nonreturning, the fruit of arhatship, the attainment of the fruit of emptiness, the attainment of the fruit of the signless, the attainment of the fruit of the undirected [4]. Whatever fruit anyone wishes for, one, giving the price of the transaction, buys the fruit one prefers.”

“Revered Nagasena, what is the antidote shop of the Buddha, the Blessed One?”

“Antidotes, sire, have been pointed out by the Blessed One. By means of these antidotes the Blessed One sets free the world with the devas from the poison of the defilements. And what are these antidotes? These Four Noble Truths have been pointed out by the Blessed One, sire, that is to say, the
  1. noble truth of suffering [disappointment, unsatisfactoriness],
  2. the noble truth of the arising of suffering,
  3. the noble truth of the cessation of suffering,
  4. the noble truth of the way leading to the cessation of suffering.
Those who therein are longing for profound knowledge and hear the Dharma of the Four [Ennobling] Truths, they are set free from rebirth, aging, and death, from sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief, and despair. This sire, is called the Blessed One’s antidote shop.”

“Revered Nagasena, what is the medicine shop of the Buddha, the Blessed One?”

“Medicines, sire, have been pointed out by the Blessed One. By means of these medicines the Blessed One cures devas and humans, that is to say, the
  • Four Foundations of Mindfulness
  • Four Right Efforts
  • Four Bases of Psychic Power
  • Five Spiritual Faculties
  • Five Powers
  • Seven Factors of Enlightenment
  • Noble Eightfold Path.
By means of these medicines the Blessed One purges people of wrong views, of wrong aspiration, of wrong speech, of wrong action, of wrong mode of livelihood, of wrong endeavor, of wrong mindfulness, and of wrong concentration; he has an emetic given for the vomiting up of lust, hatred, delusion, pride, false view, doubt, agitation, lethargy and drowsiness, shamelessness and lack of fear of wrongdoing; he has an emetic for the vomiting up of all the defilements. This, sire, is called the Blessed One’s medicine shop.”

“Revered Nagasena, what is the nectar shop of the Buddha, the Blessed One?” More

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tibetan Healing: Cleansing (video)

Meditation & Relaxation Music, 11/19; Crystal Q., Ashley Wells, CC Liu (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly


Tibetan healing sounds clean aura and environment, removing all negative energy
Looking at Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet/China
This 30 minute audio is a powerful Tibetan healing meditation using music that is calming, peaceful, and relaxing. Tibetan Healing Sounds by Paradise Music is also available. Subscribe to the channel for new videos. Here can be found musical video compositions, such as meditation music, relaxing music, music that helps relieve stress and anxiety, music for focusing and concentrating, music for imagination and creativity. All will help one immerse oneself in one's inner peace to easily find the solutions needed. There is also healing music for Reiki and Zen and spa music, or sleepy music to help soak up consciousness and plunge into deep sleep. The goal is to help people relax and meditate, to give rest from somatic tension and modern way of life, to lead to harmony with oneself and nature. Namaste.

NY prosecutor seeks Trump's taxes

Associated Press (ap.org, Aug. 4, 2020); Seth Auberon, Pfc. Sandoval (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Who I molest is my own business. I mean, who I cheat out of taxes is my own business.
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Prosecutor seeking Trump's taxes cites probe of his business
Kanye, I'm in big trouble. - Nah, you be a'right.
NEW YORK, NY — A NYC prosecutor fighting to get Pres. Trump’s tax returns told a judge Monday he was justified in demanding tax records because of public reports of “extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump organization.”

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. is seeking eight years of the Republican president’s personal and corporate tax records, but has disclosed little about what prompted him to request the records, other than part of the investigation related to payoffs to two women to keep them quiet about alleged affairs with Trump.

In a court filing Monday, attorneys for Vance, a Democrat, said the president wasn't entitled to know the exact nature of the grand jury probe, which they called a “complex financial investigation.”

They noted, however, that at the time the subpoena for the tax filings was issued to Trump's accountants, “there were public allegations of possible criminal activity” at the president's company “dating back over a decade.”

They cited several newspaper articles, including one in which the Washington Post examined allegations that Trump had a practice of sending financial statements to potential business partners and banks that inflated the worth of his projects by claiming they were bigger or more potentially lucrative than they actually were. More

Monday, August 3, 2020

Meditation: Black Lives Matter Movement

Guest voice Victoria Robertson, InsightMyanmar.org, Episode16, "Intersections of Dharma and Race," Part. 1 (player.captivate.fm); Ellie Askew, Dhr. Seven (ed.), Wisdom Quarterly
wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com
"All lives CAN'T matter until Black Lives Matter" movement tee-shirt.


This is a very different kind of show than any previous episode by the Insight Myanmar Podcast. This is the AUDIO.

The usual run of sit-down interviews was interrupted to produce a special series on corona Burma, on how monastics and practitioners were responding to the pandemic, highlighting meditators dealing with the world shutting down.

Another historic moment engulfed the United States and resonated with people around the world: the Black Lives Matter demonstrations over the police-murder of George Floyd.

The following is the first episode is a new series called the “Intersection of Dharma and Race,” widening the scope of programming to examine the intersecting lines of Dharma practice, racism, and social justice.


Aishah Shahidah Simmons, a long-term Black American insight (vipassana) meditator formerly in the tradition of S.N. Goenka and an award-winning cultural worker, joins the volunteer team as co-producer of this series.

With the impetus of recent events and growing appreciation of the Black Lives Matter Movement, many people, as well as social and cultural institutions, are starting to seriously examine themselves for implicit bias and whether they may be unintentionally contributing to the perpetuation of social inequities.

The first voice: Victoria Robertson
May this be a platform for exploring the American mindfulness and vipassana communities. 

The United States has been witnessing an explosion of multiracial bravery inspired and led by Black individuals speaking truth to power, standing up against racism, and advocating for social justice, from well-known sports franchises to giant corporations.

Second voice: Joshua Bee Alafia
While these acts may at times be confrontational and even put an individual’s job security in jeopardy, they highlight uncomfortable and too-long-ignored truths that societies must finally face, both people as individuals, and collectively.

The nature of these challenges to power and the status quo was at times uncomfortable to hear, but mostly they were offered in the spirit of positive change, to push the needle towards initiating — at long last — an honest and open dialog about has been avoided or unseen for far too many years.

In this same spirit, even if some of the interviews that follow may provoke discomfort or unease, it is hoped that this series can be a platform for bringing a similar sort of conversation about entrenched practices, protocols, and attitudes within the vipassana and mindfulness communities. More + AUDIO

20 min. Mindfulness Meditation for Presence

Sara Raymond, The Mindful Movement, Aug. 29, 2016; Ashley Wells (ed.), Wisdom Quarterly


Mindfulness Meditation for Being Present
This is a guided meditation to help develop the skill of being mindful and present. It reduces stress levels and improves overall health and well-being when practiced regularly. It is best listened to with headphones and should not be listened to while driving. Written and read by Sara Raymond; Music: "5 minute Meditative State" by Chris Collins (indiemusicbox.com).
šŸ’œBe comfortable. The Mindful Movement is an oasis to tap into inner peace, a positive mindset, and the ability to self-heal.

Results of KARMA: vipaka and phala

Ven. Nyanatiloka, Buddhist Dictionary; YK; Dhr. Seven, Ven. Aloka (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Resultant (vipaka)
Krishnan on vipaka (Numen)
"Karmic result," is any karmically (morally) neutral mental phenomenon (e.g., bodily agreeable or painful feeling, sense-consciousness, etc.), that is the result of wholesome or unwholesome "karma" (volitional action through body, speech, or mind) done either in this or some previous life.

Totally wrong is the belief that, according to Buddhism, everything is the result of previous karma (action). Never, for example, is any karmically wholesome or unwholesome volitional action the result of former action, being in reality itself karma.

On this subject see titthāyatana, karma, Table at the end of the book I; Fundamentals of Buddhism II, Ven. Nyanatiloka (BPS.lk). Cf. A. III, 101; Kathāvatthu 162 (Guide through the Abhidhamma Pitaka, Ven. Nyanatiloka, 3rd ed. 1971, BPS.lk, p. 80).

Karma-produced (karma-ja or karma-samutthāna) corporeal (bodily) things are never called karma-vipāka, as this term may be applied only to mental phenomena (like intimation).

Fruit (phala)
Phala (lit. "fruit") 1. result, effect (often together with hetu, cause); 2. benefit (e.g., in SāmaƱƱa-phala Sutra, "The Discourse on the Fruits [Benefits] of Recluseship," DN 2).

As "path-result," or "fruition," it denotes those moments of supermundane consciousness that flash forth immediately after the moment of various stages path-consciousness (see the noble ones, or ariya-puggala, on the stages of enlightenment and which, until the attainment of the next higher path-consciousness, may recur innumerable times during the practice of insight (vipassanā).

If thus repeated they are called the "attainment of fruition" (phala-samāpatti), which is explained in detail in The Path of Purification (Vis.M. XXIII).

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Offensive cartoons (animation)

Seth MacFarlane (Fox TV animation) via Family Guy; Editors, Wisdom Quarterly

Like kelp in the ocean (Insight LA)

Founder Trudy Goodman (insightla.org); Ashley Wells, CC Liu (eds.). Wisdom Quarterly

Jack Kornfield + Trudy Goodman
The Pacific Ocean has been cool again this week, good weather for kelp. In ideal conditions kelp can grow 12 inches to 18 inches a day. Kelp stores carbon as efficiently as tropical rainforests.

Kelp in the Pacific nourishes thousands of species who graze on the blades (leaves); it shelters fish, seals, sea lions, and whales who seek safety and refuge in the forest fronds; the anchoring roots are home to anemones, sponges, and starfish. Sea otters take naps wrapped in kelp frond hammocks so they won’t drift out to sea while sleeping.

One of the great joys of life is watching folks who practice meditation grow like kelp, in insight and metta. Insight or mindfulness meditation is a way to transform the experience of suffering (disappointment) and let go of what is not needed in life.

Humans are a different species, obviously not brown algae like kelp, but all life needs certain conditions to exist and thrive. The ideal conditions for kelp to grow – upwelling cool water to bring nutrients to the kelp forest, strong rock foundation to anchor it during storms, light for photosynthesis – all reminiscent of what’s needed to cultivate strong mindfulness.

Loving kindness (metta) in awareness is the cool water, the upwelling of nourishment for our hungry hearts, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness are the rock that anchors stability of presence-of-mind when the heart wants to turn away, so that mindful awareness illuminates life.

Like the refuge of the kelp forest, a steady meditation practice shows us how to rest and relax with things just as they are, without getting uprooted and drifting away lost at sea. Nature, the ocean, the teachings of loving kindness can provide shelter from stormy weather and global uncertainty.

Understanding the conditions needed to be of benefit, we humans, like kelp, can be an ecological treasure. Nourishing ourselves with a regular practice, we flourish and become a treasure -- nurturing all those around us.

Love,
Trudy Goodman
Founder of insightLA.org

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