Unfueling Karma

Dharma Bite w/ Miles Kessler

In this Dharma Bite meditation teacher Miles Kessler speaks about resolving Karma through a mindful relationship to experiences which in effect burns off the karma. This talk was given during a weekend intensive in for See True Mindfulness, Maastricht, Holland, on June 26th, 2015.

EMBODYING CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Diane Musho Hamilton & Miles Kessler [Encore Post]

What does it mean to “embody conflict resolution”? In the below “Darma Bite” I continue the series of Dharma Discussions with Integral Facilitator & Zen Sensei Diane Musho Hamilton. In this excerpt from our discussion, we talk about conflict resolution in the field of mediation as compared to Aikido, and how they are in essence the same thing. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this short excerpt on “Embodying Conflict Resolution”.

Embodying Conflict Resolution

Embracing Conflict As Path

Diane Musho Hamilton & Miles Kessler [Encore Post]

What is your relationship to conflict? Is it something you prefer to avoid? Or do you like to lean into a good fight? Recently, Diane Musho Hamilton and I held our 3rd Community Call in our “Dharma & The Evolution Of Conflict” 3-part series. In this call, together with the global sangha, Diane & I dove into this very topic as we explored “Embracing Conflict As Path.”

Shu-Ha-Ri: 3 Stages Of Mastery In Aikido

Miles Kessler | Part 1 Of 4

What does it mean to create mastery in Aikido? Does mastery mean you are an untouchable fighting machine who’s better faster and stronger than everyone else? Or you are able to resolve any conflict that you meet in life, or that you have the demeanor of a Zen master? Let’s take a look at these questions through the lens of the traditional Japanese system of Shu-Ha-Ri: 3 Stages Of Mastery In Aikido.

Part 1 Of 4 | "The Ladder Of Development"

The Classic Benefits Of Mindfulness

Meditation Monday w/ Sayadaw Vivekananda

Welcome to meditation Monday! Modern science has proven that mindfulness and meditation bring countless benefits to your life. These include greater emotional & psychological well-being, physical health, mental performance, and even greater functionality in relationships. But way back in the beginning, when the Buddha first taught meditation in the Satipatthana Sutta, he laid out 7 benefits of meditation. In the text and video below the Ven. Sayadaw Vivekananda shares The Classic Benefits Of Mindfulness.

Ven. Sayadaw Vivekananda

What Is Mindfulness?

Meditation Monday w/ Sayadaw Vivekananda - Video Series

Here at the beginning of 2019, I am starting a new blog series called “Meditation Monday.” Each Monday I will be posting “Dharma Bites”… short bite-sized teachings, from myself and other teachers. These posts will be short teachings about mindfulness and meditation that you can easily to implement into your daily practice. I am starting this new endeavor with a video series from my own meditation teacher, the Ven. Sayadaw Vivekananda. Here is his teaching on What On Mindfulness?

Ven. Sayadaw Vivekananda

THE BUDDHA’S ADVICE TO AN AIKIDO SENSEI [ENCORE POST]

5 Qualities Of A Spiritually Mature Teacher

The early Buddhist term for a teacher is a  “Kalyanamitta” – which means a “Noble Friend.” I love this phrase because it reframes the role of the teacher and student, and how this holy relationship impacts your life. In this blog post, I will share with you the advice the Buddha gave in his teaching on the 5 qualities of a “Nobel Friend.” As Aikido is a higher path of practice, I think that these guidelines are especially relevant to Aikido teachers. This is the Buddha’s advice to an Aikido Sensei.