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Encore Post: ISmile117 – Seduction

This podcast was originally posted  May 16th, 2006. ___ Subscribe to this podcast from the Buddhist and/or Philosophy sections of the Religion & Spirituality list. ____ What should we do about seduction as we walk the spiritual Path? Not just physical seduction, but intellectual, emotional, and even spiritual seduction. In tonight’s talk, Michael suggests that seduction is [...]

How do we stop craving?

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ISmile205 – Prior to Desire

“Problems show up along the Path when we start asking questions like: Where do I move to become still?”

The Smile

If humor is totally absent from this practice, then what’s any of this worth? —Question from a renegade Zen student Okay… who took my robe? —Question from the same Zen student some days later After engaging in a spiritual practice with some degree of diligence, it is easy to lose sight of the humor that [...]

No Complaints

My first day of kindergarten was interesting. I wasn’t yet five years old, and as my parents began to leave me in my new classroom, I noticed that my mother was crying. Why in the world would she do that? I wondered. As time progressed, so too did the depths of our dinner conversations, and [...]

Craving

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism. —Carl Jung The newer people, of this modern age, are more eager to amass than to realize. —Rabindranath Tagore Our unconscious habits develop from our inability to experience and accept things for what they truly are. We might, for [...]

ISmile160 – Craving

Click HERE in order to listen to Michael’s talk. Get the new iTunes software and subscribe to this podcast from the Buddhist and/or Philosophy sections of the Religion & Spirituality list. ____ How is it that we can stay centered, even if we feel someone is getting in our way? In this talk, Michael discusses [...]

ISmile97 – How the 23rd Psalm Points to the Heart of Awakening

Click here or on the title in order to listen to Michael’s talk. To subscribe to this podcast, paste this address directly into a podcast aggregator. This will automatically download new discussions on a regular basis. The easiest option is to download the new iTunes software and subscribe to this podcast from the Buddhist and/or [...]