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Posted on05. Aug, 2011 by .

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After a month and a week of adventures and some leisure in US, I’m back home for a month and a week, before another trip to Burlington, VT. The first part of my July trip to US was frankly a disaster through which I learned a lot, while the second part, namely Buddhist Geeks | […]

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Schedule Update

Posted on20. May, 2011 by .

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This is an update on my 2011 schedule, that’s been changing a lot lately. Made a trip to LA, April 18-28. The six-part Three Pathways of Awakening virtual course is going well and the last session is scheduled for June 5th. After that, teaching a 10-day retreat at our urban Mandala center in Rijeka, Croatia, […]

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Upgrading to Post-Traditional Buddhism

Posted on05. May, 2011 by .

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Here’s the transcript from the Q&A section in the introductory session of “Three Pathways of Awakening” virtual course, being offered through Buddhist Geeks. The question by a participant was basically – what is specifically post-traditional in this approach? What follows is an attempt to answer on the spot. Hokai Sobol: There are three basic elements […]

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Yet More DeepDharma Tweets

Posted on12. Apr, 2011 by .

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Starts on Jan 20th 2011 Who is this? If so, who is *that*? May we realize that awareness, culture, and technology influence each other simultaneously, and bring all three to the path. Right view is impossible without awakened imagination. The gap between our awareness and actual realization can only be bridged by full embodiment. Be […]

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Three Pathways of Awakening

Posted on27. Mar, 2011 by .

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I’m offering a course through Buddhist Geeks. Whatever your style of practice, if you’re interested how an authentic post-traditional approach to Buddhadharma may look like, and curious to see how *you* can make it a reality, join me for this 6-week exploration, as the list of participants is filling up. Quote from the announcement: We’ll […]

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Modern Day Zen Hagiography

Posted on10. Mar, 2011 by .

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This paper takes a critical look at two recently published biographies of modern day Chan/ Zen teachers in America. The popular American magazine “Tricycle: A Buddhist Review” printed both biographies which made them widely available to the diverse American Buddhist communities and the interested general reader. Both biographies were presented as straightforward reporting of fully […]

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Plans for 2011

Posted on04. Mar, 2011 by .

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Just to share with you some of what I’ve been up to, and what my plans are for this year and next. Presently I’m working on a 6-part online course to be offered through Buddhist Geeks website, basically an intro to Vajrayana in a post-traditional context. There will be an overview of common Buddhist principles […]

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More DeepDharma Tweets

Posted on18. Jan, 2011 by .

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*starts Nov 25th 2010 Deep Dharma needs no domestication. We cannot bypass change, suffering, nonself. There is no way to do that. We cannot. Inquiry implies we can relax into not knowing. Reality is never separate from you. Are you separate from reality? Buddha-nature never sleeps. In mahayana, your “cushion” is the vantage point of […]

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Reflections on Time

Posted on04. Jan, 2011 by .

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As we move into another year, many people reflect on the year that has passed while setting resolutions and intentions for the next one. For some of us time is a scarcity, for others an inconvenience. Even in its linear sense, time teaches the natural flow of our awareness, whether as emergent growth or unfolding […]

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DeepDharma Tweets

Posted on16. Nov, 2010 by .

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I’ve been posting #deepDharma tweets for some time, and today I announced a break in the series. Here’s a collection of tweets posted so far. Enjoy and make good use of ’em! Not taking traditional teachings on faith is prerequisite to isolating and removing the fallacy of divisive religiosity. Does pursuing a choicest array of […]

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