My Cosmic Consciousness event occurred unexpectedly while I was alone one evening and was watching a particularly beautiful sunset. I was sitting in an easy chair placed next to floor-to-ceiling windows that faced northwest. The sun was above the horizon and was partially veiled by scattered clouds, so that it was not uncomfortably bright. I had not used any marijuana for about a week previously. On the previous evening I probably had wine with dinner; I do not remember the quantity, but two glasses would have been typical. Thus, we would not have expected any residual drug effects.
The Cosmic Consciousness experience began with some mild tingling in the perineal area, the region between the genitals and anus. The feeling was unusual, but was neither particularly pleasant nor unpleasant. After the initial few minutes, I either ceased to notice the tingling or did not remember it. I then noticed that the level of light in the room as well as that of the sky outside seemed to be increasing slowly. The light seemed to be coming from everywhere, not only from the waning sun. In fact, the sun itself did not give off a strong glare. The light gave the air a bright thickened quality that slightly obscured perception rather than sharpened it. It soon became extremely bright, but the light was not in the least unpleasant.
A remarkable but less known story about a taoist master living in Java, Indonesia, told in Kosta Danaos book The Magus of Java, and also featured in The Ring of Fire documentary film by Lawrence Blair.
"If you have the courage to touch life for the first time,
you will never know what hit you. Everything man has thought, felt and
experienced is gone, and nothing is put in its place."
"Whether you are
interested in Moksha, Liberation, Freedom, Transformation, you name it, you are
interested in happiness without one moment of unhappiness, pleasure without
pain, it is the same thing."
"We don't want to be free from fear. All
that we want to do is to play games with it and talk about freeing ourselves
"Your constant utilization of thought to give continuity to
your separate self is 'you'. There is nothing there inside you other than
"When the movement in the direction of becoming something other
than what you are isn't there any more, you are not in conflict with yourself."
The Findhorn Foundation is a spiritual community, ecovillage and an
international centre for holistic education, helping to unfold a new
human consciousness and create a positive and sustainable future. Located in northern scotland, Findhorn is one of the largest spiritual ecovillage in the world, visited by thousands of students and visitors each year. This 10 minutes video clip about the spirit of Findhorn will inspire you with the new vision of the future of humanity.
Have you ever imagine that Buddhism and Punx culture coming together, hand in hand ? This documentary is the real prove that heaven and earth is coming closer and closer, absorbing both light and darkness into One.
Meditate and Destroy is an 80-minute feature documentary on
meditation teacher and author of Dharma Punx, Noah Levine. Tattoos,
motorcycles and Buddha are featured in this hard-hitting look at how
Buddhism has a place in the world of punks. This edgy, but serious
documentary provides an intimate account of how Noah has utilized
Buddhism to guide him from a life of addictions, self-destruction, and
violent behaviors, to a place of insight.
I am the Wind that blows
across the Sea;
I am the Wave of the Ocean;
I am the Murmur of the Billows;
I am the Bull of the Seven Combats;
I am the Vulture on the Rock:
I am a Ray of the Sun;
I am the Fairest of Flowers:
I am a Wild Boar in Valour;
I am a Salmon in the Pool;
I am a Lake on the Plain;
I am the Skill of the Craftsman;
I am a Word of Science;
I am the Spear-point that gives Battle;
I am the god who creates in the head of man the Fire of Thought.
Who is it the Enlightens the Assembly upon the mountain, if not I?
Who tells the ages of the moon, if not I?
Who shows the place where the sun goes to rest, if not I?
Who calls the cattle from the House of Tethra?
On whom do the cattle of Tethra smile?
Who is the god that fashions enchantments -
The enchantment of battle and the wind of change?
Indonesian teacher and artist, Suprapto Suryodarmo, has since the 1970's been exploring non-stylized movement. Here is a short clip demonstrating the natural and flowing movement taken by Ana Godinho de Matos in London, 2007.
Patrick Sweeney explains the gradual Enlightenment process in the Mahamudra Meditation. If enlightenment can
be thought of as the summit of a mountain, the Buddhist path to that
summit is, at times, a steep and sudden approach, and at times, a