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Advice from Zandtaomed

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Seeker Story

Compromise and Dedication to the Path 21/10/22

Integrating 4 Noble Truths with zandtaomed 15/07/22

Liberation 02/07/22

SEEing - the Mindfulness Movement 04/06/22

Tathata of 2 Conditionings 19/4/22

Seeker Story 13/3/22

Spiritual Narcissism 12/2/22

Path and egos 26/11/21

Where do Seekers go? 18/11/21

Faith and Vihara 31/10/21

Spiritual Bypassing, Narcissism et al 27/10/21

Faith Process and Investigating Eckhart's Awakening the Inner Light 26/12/20 Postscript added 16/02/21.

Deep Enquiry - 13/11/20

In this time of crisis why transcend? 30/9/20

Compassion 22/8/20

Is Zandtaomed for the compassionate conservative? 21/8/20

Tathata, Timeless & Tacit 20/8/20

Unconscious "Fragmenting" 13/4/20

Mcmindfulness 16/1/20

The Protection of the 4 Dhamma comrades 14/10/19

Addiction 25/8/19

Eclecticism 24/8/19

Guilt 24/8/19

Integrity note - I have included short papers Zandtaomed has written as part of the meditation advice interaction. These papers contain nothing personal, do not discuss anything personal arising from diaries, and the student concerned has checked that the content is not personal.

This began as an examination of solitude in my life intially inspired by Stephen Batchelor's "Art of Solitude". Developing that understanding of solitude I looked at Bob Kull's "Solitude" - his investigation into spending a year on an island in Patagonia. Through my study of Bob's book and recognising the importance of solitude to me I began to examine my own quest whilst considering Bob's quest. This led me into an understanding of the importance of faith where Sharon Salzberg's "Faith - Trusting your own Deepest Experience" helped me with that understanding. In the final section which is about following the path, I began by examining Eckhart's "Awakening the Inner Light" discussed separately here.

At one stage I examined the teachings of Eckhart Tolle from a Buddhist perspective. Whilst I considered there was a strong theme of Buddhism in his teachings I understand that he would prefer to be considered non-denominational. Noting this still allows me to ask "Is Eckhart Tolle a Buddhist?", this is not a desire to "claim" him as Buddhist but just to compare teachings.

Previously I had included discussions on what the Buddha taught as part of my zandtao blog as . Now such discussion will be noted in the zandtao blog as , and included here in the Advice for Zandtaomed. Here are the older blogs from the page:-

1) About Buddhism
2) Detachment
3) Bhavana on Faith

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