Asheville Spirituality, Satsang, Meditation
Audio tracks from my YouTube videos are now available to listen to online, to download to your phone, tablet, PC/Mac, or through the Podbean app available through both Apple and Android. There are presently 83 tracks--hours and hours of free audio. Here is the website address:
Added by Fred Davis on August 3, 2015 at 11:54pm — No Comments
Hello, everyone! Just a note to invite you over to Awakening Clarity Now where I've put up a new Prime Post, You Are Not Born and You Do Not Die.
The same message said another way is available in the video of the same name.
Added by Fred Davis on August 3, 2015 at 11:51pm — No Comments
I wrote this letter to a loved one who recently came to me in a lot of pain. He was very frustrated at me and coming at me with a great deal of negativity. I just held space and listened, though some of the words struck me as a bit harsh. I let those feelings come and let them go. There was a time a few years ago that this discussion I had would have left me very devastated, but I could only feel compassion for the pain he was in. One of the gifts that came from this confrontation was…
Added by Trey Carland on July 23, 2015 at 11:38pm — No Comments
It has taken a while for me to fully realize the impact of reassurance when a friend or loved one is struggling, stressed or pained in some way. In my world, I see the goodness in the world, and know that personal suffering is avoidable with the proper "tools" (for lack of a better word). But this is viewed as a phony belief by many, and not readily accepted by most. So, it's not very reassuring to approach someone who is upset with things like, "It's going to be okay," much less to say…Continue
Added by Trey Carland on July 23, 2015 at 11:37pm — No Comments
Due to an oversight, I've not previously announced my online workshops to the sangha. The first four have been sold out. Clarity Workshop #3 is coming up July 28. There are open seat. Awakening Workshop #3 will be held on August 9. There are still 3 open seats for that one. Click here for details on both.
Added by Fred Davis on July 15, 2015 at 1:56pm — No Comments
Hello, everybody. I invite you to watch this new, free 47 minute video that I put up this week. It's a bit different. It will make some of you itch a bit, but it will help others to rest. All love, Fred
Added by Fred Davis on July 15, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments
I recently traveled to Boulder to visit my sister, and to attend a seminar there with my first Zen teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center, Richard Baker Roshi. He is the dharma heir of Suzuki Roshi, the most famous Japanese Zen master to live and teach in America, and the author of Zen Mind Beginners Mind. I hadn't seen him since 1981, and I was really looking forward to seeing how we had both changed in relation to each other over the years. The first thing he mentioned…Continue
Added by Roger Hawkins on June 29, 2015 at 9:53am — No Comments
Added by Thomas E.M. Ball on June 8, 2015 at 10:11pm — No Comments
Hello, everybody. I invite you to join me on AwakeningClarityNow.com for a new 35 minute video,
"The Way of Truth" which I just published.
Added by Fred Davis on June 3, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Hello, everybody. I held the first ever online Awakening Workshop Sunday afternoon. It was very successful, and a lot of people woke up. Come read the details, plus participant feedback. Three short-short posts. :-) AwakeningClarityNow.com
Added by Fred Davis on May 18, 2015 at 9:37am — No Comments
Added by Cullen Anderson on May 13, 2015 at 11:11am — No Comments
Hello, everybody! I'm once again inviting you to come check out AwakeningClarityNow.com.
I've put up a bunch of new posts this week, including one on Ralph Waldo Emerson (with a free 55 minute movie to watch) and an article I wrote on the critical difference between oscillation and instability in…Continue
Added by Fred Davis on April 17, 2015 at 12:56am — No Comments
Hello, everybody! I'm trying something new on AwakeningClarityNow.com.
I'm putting up new, short posts, almost daily. Longer, more involved posts will continue to be designated as Prime Posts. Do come join us for a minute, or an hour. :-)
Added by Fred Davis on March 1, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Hello, everybody. I just put up a short little post that includes a note from an internationally known researcher and lecturer on nondual topics. Join me here:
Added by Fred Davis on February 3, 2015 at 9:36pm — No Comments
I hope you have all enjoyed the holiday season, whether you spent it alone or with family and friends. I always learn more about myself when there are others around and when I become open to the idea that they are a reflection of me.
For example, I had this realization that nothing has any drama to it unless I give it drama. I'm referring to the drama that is often prevalent in human relationships and interactions. Someone can be acting upset about something, but…
Added by Trey Carland on January 3, 2015 at 1:44pm — No Comments
Awareness of Suffering
Some of you may be aware that Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh suffered a serious stroke recently. He remains in a coma, still breathing on his own. He has dedicated his life to spreading the Buddha's teaching of compassion and love to relieve human suffering. His…Continue
Added by Roger Hawkins on December 28, 2014 at 7:28am — No Comments
Added by Catherine on December 20, 2014 at 3:28pm — No Comments
Life is constantly inviting you to explore and rediscover your True Nature. She is sending messages in every moment, regardless of what form it takes, inviting us home. Attention. Here. Now, she says compassionately with every breeze, every step, every encounter. "Notice the Beauty of Simply Being," she says, knowing full well that it's impossible for people to do, until it isn't. We're so immersed in the waves of the ocean that we can't see the sea.
ContinueThe Buddha answered: Whether they meditate with or without expectations, if they have the wrong ideas and the wrong methods,…
Added by Thomas E.M. Ball on November 12, 2014 at 11:14am — No Comments
Hello, Everybody! Georgette Cressend, a long-time Asheville Sangha member, and a friend to many of you, as she is to me, has a great article appearing right now on AwakeningClarityNow.com. Click the link to read it!
Added by Fred Davis on October 24, 2014 at 2:25pm — No Comments