Category meditation

“The Moon” – Liberated! Zen symbolism in real life

The references to “The Moon”, “Reflection of the Moon” and “Finger pointing to the Moon” are very common in Zen teachings. I really like these symbols, in my opinion, they pretty much describe the very core of our existence as people in the society and the source of our constant and pervasive dissatisfaction. “The Moon” […]

Stages of meditation: 28 years of practice

I normally don’t like any “lists” or “stages” finding them too simplistic, but it is just a convenient way to give you some idea about what to expect if you practice meditation over a long time. There are a lot of different classifications in different traditions, this one is based on my personal experience but, […]

Meditation and inquiry – two wings of self-realisation

People come to the realisation of their true nature by many different ways, there is no one single “right” way or method, because what we call Absolute, God, Buddha Nature, our true nature, the Being, etc.- is unlimited, it includes the whole spectrum of form manifestations, and can realise itself through any form or method […]

26 years of meditation: Beginning

It has been 26 years since I’ve started meditating at the age of 19. What an incredible journey it was! I practiced several different types of meditation, both on my own and in monasteries under a teacher’s guidance. In these several blogs, I would like to share my experiences, the problems I encountered, the solutions, […]

Seeing through “me” stories

When we start to examine all the stories in our head and see their illusory nature, we lose interest in them. Indeed, we are only motivated in repeating the same thing all over again if we believe it is true or if there is some emotional feedback to it. When thoughts are seen for what […]