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New Podcast Episode: What Is Enlightenment?

Ready? Let's take a deep dive into the hottest topic in meditation: "Enlightenment".

In the final session of our Birdseye View series, we get down to the question of Enlightenment. We explore the different ideas that exist about it, and look at different aspects of enlightenment and awakening experiences. We practice a version of Silent Illumination, a technique through which we provide the space for an insight into the nature of Mind to take place.

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I have been practicing Buddhadharma since around 2008. Starting out in a Theravada context and learning from inspiring teachers, I then practiced Zen in both Korean and Vietnamese traditions, Vajrayana (Kagyu) Buddhism and now study and practice and in the lineage of Chan Buddhism (Linji Lineage of HsuYun), in which I am a Novice Priest and Junior Dharma Teacher. My highest aspiration and greatest inspiration is the actual pursuit of happiness – that means my own happiness coupled – inextricably – with that of all others.

1 comment on “New Podcast Episode: What Is Enlightenment?

  1. Nice and light. Generic explanations of enlightenment. I would certainly agree, it’s a challenge to ‘see’ an enlightened person, especially when a lens of belief of what that may look like is used as a template. Each person / character will find this expression on their own terms, much like a butter knife, steak knife, bread knife and dinner knife are all designed to cut, but each will cut similar material differently. Meditation and awareness are indeed challenging – the ultra fine balance of not actually needing to ‘zoom’ out, nor becoming engaged in the thoughts that arise is a practice for many indeed!


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