Retreating

I love silent retreats. They are silent but very intimate. After detoxing from the social personality we find so many ways to engage in non-verbal awareness and communication. It allows the opportunity to see a little more clearly. Seeing clearly seems like so much idealism. I'm always good if I can just clean the windshield... Continue Reading →

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A Brief 2 years later.

Spirituality/Zen/Tao                                              $7.99 “We are not seeking stable ground in which to meditate we are meditating to allow us to dwell evenly on unstable ground.” "Seeing You as I Am" is the second book in a series of Dharma sharing's by Bryan Wagner. The focus is on seeing our Conditioned personality and how it effects the... Continue Reading →

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Original Mind and Transience

If there wasn't an original mind that is aware of transience while being in transience we would never be able to know and experience being transient. Original minds awareness is of a process not a thing. There is that which is aware and attending at all times. It's there when we are awake, sleeping, or... Continue Reading →

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TRUTHFUL

Once side knows the TRUTH and debates with the other side about the OTHER TRUTH. If something was to be absolutely TRUE there would be no opinion, no other truth, and no argument. We wouldn’t need to argue over it. There would only be the absolute. People argue and debate over belief about truth. They... Continue Reading →

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A People’s Dharma 2 Core Spirituality

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cnv0ncOW3s&t=7s   TOOLS Cheri Huber and Living Compassion: http://www.livingcompassion.org/ Sri Nisargadatta: I AM THAT     https://www.amazon.com/I-Am-That-Nisargadatta-Maharaj/dp/0893860468 Linda Elder and Richard Paul: Critical Thinking https://www.amazon.com/Critical-Thinking-Taking-Charge-Learning/dp/0131149628/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1535132173&sr=1-11&refinements=p_27%3ARichard+Paul+and+Linda+Elder I Support and Believe in these organizations Please Check them Out!! Thank you!!!! https://www.livingcompassion.org/africa/home https://www.starryskiesequinerescueandsanctuary.com/

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Vision’s Video

     The first of a series of Dharma talks based on the book "Visions of a People's Dharma. I want to take some of the subjects and explore them live. Contact information is at the end. This was super fun to do and I learned so much from the process. I hope you enjoy... Continue Reading →

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Meditation and Life Entangled.

When walking and hiking in the Blue Ridge I am always reminded that meditation is not something that we do. It's a perspective that is viable no matter what our process of the moment happens to involve. Bankei and Hui-Neng both speak of Sitting, Walking, Standing, and Lying down meditation states. My take on this is... Continue Reading →

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Now is always a good time.

Meditation is a practice to develop a general perspective and process that we apply to our lives. That includes the environment of our lives. Why seek an ideal practice situation when there are no ideal life situations that will occur? Why do we want to develop artificial ideal environments to experience meditation? Gautama the Buddha... Continue Reading →

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The How of Zen

“How I am in life is so much more important than who I think I am.”- People’s Dharma Circle In Zen and Tao it's how we do what we do when we do it. It's never placing value on what we are doing, it's placing the value and meaning on how we do what we... Continue Reading →

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Zen, Tao, and “About Realty”

I was listening to a radio show and heard Ashwinni Narayanan say that Conditioned mind steps in as soon as there is judgement and opinion. That rings true for me. My Conditioned personality loves to weigh judgment and opinion. Awareness practice can bring us to a place where we understand that opinions and judgement are... Continue Reading →

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Zen and the Art of Knowing

Anything we recognize and know is only a fragment of some whole. The concept of Dependent arising indicates that everything is connected and has influence on everything else. It’s vital to see that what we are examining is a fragment of a whole. This is not to say don’t examine. It is not to say... Continue Reading →

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Zen word

Lately I've been thinking: Conditioned personality seems to disregard the whole idea of spending my valuable time in thinking about my response. It reads any situation as vaguely critical, confrontational, opportunistic, and needing an immediate reaction to prove it exists. It has enabled a pretending that it must protect itself, be clever, and elevate itself... Continue Reading →

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Being Buddha or Being Buddha?

All those nice quiet Zen/Tao people you know that you admire don’t have a life any different than yours. They have a response to conditioning that is different. Practicing awareness is to “Welcome Awareness” to the ride. Awareness redirects the perspective on the experience. When we react from conditioning and are aware of it, we... Continue Reading →

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Zen, Tao, and True Home

"Moments of Feeling emotionally sad and melancholy can be a profound experience. Being sad and melancholy is suffering.” There is a profound difference between feeling something or being something. Awareness practice focuses on the intense experience of engaging then watching things rise and fall, never becoming that thing, never grasping onto or holding. See what... Continue Reading →

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An Open Letter

A PEOPLE’S DHARMA WELCOME: An Open Letter My name is Bryan Wagner, and this is “A People’s Dharma” site. The word “Dharma” is being used in the Hindu sense of “Wisdom.” I started this site as a voice for the organization named after the book,“Visions of a People’s Dharma.” “Visions” is about the Dharma based... Continue Reading →

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