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Thinking About Meditation

In a couple of talks at last weekend’s retreat hosted by the Theosophical Society (Wheaton, IL), I offered broad scope perspectives on meditation practice. These perspectives are based on early Buddhist teachings and apply especially to meditation within a Buddhist … Continue reading

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Lodging at Liberation Park in Tara’s Vale

With the completion of the Guest House and outfitting the new rooms, we now have an expanded range of lodging options for retreatants. Winter is a great time for quiet and solitude. Please contact us if you are ready for … Continue reading

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Ajahn Buddhadasa’s Retreat Talks 1986-1992 Due to potential bankruptcy of SoundCloud, BIA staff & volunteers have started uploading Ajahn Buddhadasa’s Retreat Talks to BIA’s English language website. More will be added as 2018 unfolds. Please visit and bookmark Thanks to all the efforts … Continue reading

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Tiger Becomes Kitty

These kids of the Tathagata* are tigers! Ferociously pouncing on the Path-Fruit** prey. Living the wilderness of meditation as he taught, Sorting out the branches of Satipatthana.*** Body, feeling, minds, and Dhamma — These four are the territories in which … Continue reading

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Chicago meditation workshop

Chicago friends are helping to organize more Saturday meditation workshops in 2018, beginning with January 20th. Refreshing Practice in the New Year

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