By Catherine Sensei.
In a few days I’ll begin my first solitary retreat in over twenty years of spiritual practice, for a month. I’ve done month-long retreats before, and usually I was either helping organize or teach. So it’s been a while, or maybe it’s never been.
How Sex and Dharma Healed my Relationship with Women (and Myself) We all have individual Dharmic paths that lead towards our own unfoldment. For some, it’s meditation. For others, it’s service. For me, it’s sex. Well, technically, for me it’s all the above. And, I feel so grateful to have discovered the central role that
Challenging My View of Asperger’s Through Dharma Since I was little, I had this sense that I was different, but couldn’t put my finger on what it was. I did well in school and mostly got along with other kids. For sure, some kids sensed that I was a bit “unusual” in my social interactions
One thing I gained from this taste of surrender was a feeling of deep peace and tranquility. When I didn’t care if I got what I wanted or not anymore, a true sense of freedom arose.
As spiritual warriors, then, we’re trying to stay on the path that leads to awakening. Anytime we veer off the path, or even pause and step off it for a moment, our progress is slowed.
The point of seeing the “sin” is to remember the path we were meant to be on – it’s not about being at fault.
Mindfulness and awareness are key. Yet, when I’m hitting a golf ball, I really don’t care about anything else. Is that a bad thing? Surely being able to focus all my attention on what I’m doing is good. When I concentrate, and get really absorbed, that leads to bliss. My concentration helps me pay attention to detail. So, what if