No tricks. No mantras. I just want to learn how to do nothing: My quest to stay still

Rather than filling every spare moment with distractions, could I find a way to be at ease in my own company? by Sam Delaney edited by O Society Dec 27, 2019 When I gave up alcohol four and a half years ago, I found I had a lot of extra time on my hands. Hours that … Continue reading No tricks. No mantras. I just want to learn how to do nothing: My quest to stay still

Musical Interlude: How to Love Problems Like Ice Cream

by O Society November 23, 2019 Howdy to all our O Society people. Yes, I am MIA at the moment. Hearing teachings from the lamas and monks. Meditating. Reading. Realizations. Visions. Super hero empowerments. The usual. Here's some heavy lifting: Transforming Problems Into Happiness - Lama Zopa Rinpoche The Method to Transform a Suffering Life … Continue reading Musical Interlude: How to Love Problems Like Ice Cream

Liezi 列 Waterfall

Heaven and earth operate without thought or purpose, through processes which are ziran 自然, so of them ­selves. Man follows the same course, through the process of growth and decay, without choosing either to be born or to die. Yet alone among the myriad things he tries to base his actions on thought and knowledge, to … Continue reading Liezi 列 Waterfall

The Practice of San Ti Shi in Xing Yi Quan

孫福全 Sun Lutang by Tom Bisio edited by O Society September 12, 2019 Xing Yi Quan & San Ti Shi Standing in San Ti Shi is one of the most important parts of foundational training (Ji Ben Gong) of Xing Yi Quan. In Xing Yi Quan there are three key elements that must simultaneously cultivated … Continue reading The Practice of San Ti Shi in Xing Yi Quan

VooDoo Accident Down at the Forge (Musical Interlude)

by O Society August 18, 2019 There's an old story of this monk called Bodhidharma. Story goes like this: Once Upon A Time, Bodhidharma came upon a monastery in China, so he decided to stop awhile to teach the monks about Buddhism. They did a bunch of sitting staring at the wall for nine years … Continue reading VooDoo Accident Down at the Forge (Musical Interlude)

The Interoceptive Turn

The science of how we sense ourselves from within, including our bodily states, is creating a radical picture of selfhood by Noga Arikha Aeon edited by O Society June 23, 2019 1926, Virginia Woolf wrote about how, when one is ill: "All day, all night the body intervenes; blunts or sharpens, colours or discolours, turns to wax … Continue reading The Interoceptive Turn

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

by Chogyam Trungpa edited by O Society June 10, 2019 Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (PDF) Introduction Although most of my students were sincere in their aspiration to walk on the spiritual path, they brought to it a great deal of confusion, misunderstanding and expectation. Therefore, I found it necessary to present to my students an overview of the … Continue reading Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism