Stephen is pleased to announce the publication of Trust in Awakening: A Zen Teaching on Accessing the Absolute. It is a modern presentation of the ancient Zen poem “Faith in Mind.”
In the poem’s seventeen stanzas you will find the path of no path revealed as none other than your True Nature.
In the Zen tradition, a teacher authorizes a student to begin teaching through the process and ceremony of transmission. It is a transmission of empowerment of the sacred realizations of the past Zen masters of the lineage.
Stephen joined Steve James at the Guru Viking podcast for this bonus episode in which he offered a guided Absolute Peace Meditation.
Stephen’s students have found this meditation helpful when working with the fear and anguish of the war in Ukraine.
The discussion delved into topics of energetic resonance of awakening, facsimiles of awakening, confusion around awakening, how to work with intensity and blocks, fear of no-self, and much more.
Thank you to James Burns for inviting Stephen as a guest for a wonderful dharma discussion on the inaugural episode of JB Podcast.
James’s thoughtful questions invited an interesting discussion about jhāna (absorption concentration), Four Elements meditation, and how the ancient Buddhist heart practices can lead to transcendent states arising within awareness and consciousness.