Author Archives: John Freese

Flood Wall Street

3,000 people risked arrest by sitting on Broadway near the Wall Street bull, blocking traffic from noon until the evening.  Here are some words by an activist at 3:30pm.

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River of Action: People’s Climate March 9/21/2014

  I am overwhelmed with emotion as I feel the climate march flowing through my body. Over 400,000 people flowing as a river to save the earth from the destruction of extractavism. The front of the march was embodied by … Continue reading

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Four Noble Truths Part 6

Right Mindfulness Continued The Establishment of Sensations Now we move to the next establishment of mindfulness which is sensations.  Sensations are the physical sensations we experience in our bodies.  They can be caused by physical stimulus or mental stimulus.  They  … Continue reading

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Four Noble Truths Part 5

Right Mindfulness The Four Establishments of Mindfulness Introduction The next spoke in the noble eight fold path is right Mindfulness.  Mindfulness is awareness.  To be mindful is to be aware in the present moment of what is going on inside … Continue reading

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4 Noble Truths Part 4

  Right Effort The next spoke in the eight fold path is right effort.  Right effort has four components to it.   When a negative mental formation arises in your mind consciousness, recognize it, don’t feed it, and let it … Continue reading

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Four Noble Truths Part 3

The Four Noble Truths Part 3 The next spoke in the wheel of the noble eight fold path is right livelihood.  The main question to ask ourselves here is whether or not the way we earn our living is causing … Continue reading

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Four Noble Truths Part 2

The Four Noble Truths part 2 The Third Noble Truth The third noble truth is the cessation of suffering.  In the “Turning of the Wheel of Dharma” sutra the Buddha defines the cessation of suffering as the following: “It is … Continue reading

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