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Autobiography Part 8: "Buddhism"

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In the last entry, it was the 4th or 5th day of intense sitting, my first Zen retreat back in 1988, and I'd had a big breakthrough in meditation.



Autobiography Part 7: "Like Space"

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In this post, I'm a bit past the half-way point of my first Zen retreat, a week-long sit in 1988.



Autobiography Part 6b: "Cigarette"

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After days of sitting, I was super-sensitized to what was going on in my mind. It was amazing how the answer had appeared right out of the Don't Know.



Autobiography Part 6a: "Smile"

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I've been describing my first Zen retreat.



Autobiography Part 5: "Sitting"

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[Describing a 7-day retreat with Zen Master Seung Sahn (ZMSS), aka Dae Soen Sa Nim.]



Autobiography Part 4b: "LSD"

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Sometime around then I got introduced to a guy who hung out in People's Park selling LSD.



Autobiography Part 4a: "Meeting Soen Sa Nim"

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In the the previous chapter, our hero found himself in a moving vehicle with famed Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn (whom I'll abbreviate as ZMSS, and was commonly addressed during his life as "Dae Soen S



Autobiography Part 3b: "Zen Master"

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I was in contact with E, an old friend from my year at Yale. He was the one friend back then who’d joined me in learning to meditate and going to Siddha Yoga ashrams.



Autobiography Part 3a: "Return to Ordinary life"

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My previous blog entry ended with my return, in 1984, to the USA after 5 years in Siddha Yoga a



Autobiography Part 2: "India"

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The previous blog entry describes my practice/life through my freshman year in college, 1977/78, when I encountered guru Swami Muktananda and his “Siddha Yoga” (SYDA) organization.