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What are the Western Mysteries?

What are the Western Mysteries?

Western culture has its own traditions of spirituality and transcendence. These can be called the Western, or Divine Mysteries. What are these mysteries and why did they go underground? How can you practice and explore their message of united consciousness?

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Killing Me Softly

Killing Me Softly

For many years I thought meditation was about “feeling good”. And by integrating the focus on spacious emptiness, meditation came to life. It is now more like a journey. And yes, it still feels good, but it is not about the “good feeling”. It is about the journey. The constant changes are happening. There is no ground to stand on.

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Do I Have To? Heeding your Calling

Do I Have To? Heeding your Calling

What we say ‘I have to’ to is our path to awakeness. It is the ‘voice’ of the daemon, our inner guide, pressing us to grow and unfold into what we can and should become. Everybody has this voice in their being, the question is whether one is listening or not.

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If you want the present, you have to open the box

If you want the present, you have to open the box

The four deep fears of the ego mean we fixate on objects to shore up solidity in our lives. But if objects don’t really make us happy then what does? The Buddha is offering us a present. To get the present we must come outside of the burning house of the ego and open the box. What we find inside is freedom.

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Five Steps to a Successful & Integrated Life

Five Steps to a Successful & Integrated Life

Would you like to live a successful and integrated life?

Doug & Catherine Sensei explain how true personal success originates in spiritual success. While worldly success seems desirable, without spiritual wealth it doesn’t produce sustainable happiness. In the spiritual life we train at recognizing spaciousness, the Clear Sky, and act with skills developed in training from there to serve our communities.

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Keys to Transformation: Integrating the Shadow

Keys to Transformation: Integrating the Shadow

Integrating our shadow may be the fastest way to unfold spiritually, and reduce our suffering. By its very nature, shadow work is not fun or pretty. It takes courage and fortitude. Once we decide to change, the shadow’s darkness moves towards greater and greater light. That is both beautiful and exciting.

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