Author Archives: John Freese

The three marks of conditioned reality

The Buddha taught that conditioned reality has three characteristics: anicca, dukha, and anatta.  Conditioned reality includes the six senses of eye, ear nose, tongue, body, and mind and the world experienced through them.  Anicca is the Pali word for impermanence.  … Continue reading

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Meditation Instructions

Sit in an upright and comfortable posture.  If you are sitting on a cushion on the floor sit on the front 1/3 of your cushion so that your pelvis can tilt forward.  This will support your lower spine and free … Continue reading

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Retreat and Wheeler Peak Hike

Just finished a 5 day silent retreat. Then I hiked up Wheeler Peak yesterday. Here was the retreat schedule: 5am wake up 530 sitting, walking meditation, chanting 7 breakfast 8 work: chopping and stacking firewood 930 break 10 sitting 11 … Continue reading

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Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samasambuddhasa

May this blog be of benefit to all beings.

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