"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Please join us for our summer studies program on July 7 through the 11, 2016 at Wisdom's Goldenrod. This years topic is on "Time and Paul Brunton".
Please join us on August 5th - 7th for a special meditation weekend at Wisdom's Goldenrod with the Venerable Bohm Hyu Sunim. Venerable Sunim's Korean Buddhist tradition, a direct transmission fo Chinese Chan Buddhism, describes mind, the source of all experience as: "Mind is like empy space, without a trace of cloud or a spot of shade. Perceive the mind-realm like great, vast, and infinite empty space". Given the space-like nature of mind, it cannot be bound by any one religious tradition or historical era. We therefore need a nonsectarian approach to meditation.
"Goldenrod" newsletter goes digital:
Our "Goldenrod" newsletter has moved to a new "e-newsletter" format. Instead of mailing it out, we send it out via email. We plan on sending one out once a quarter, but if there turns out to be more demand and content, we will go to a once a month "mailing".
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Three Essays and a Poem
Three Essays and a Poem by Paul Brunton is a small book by Short Path Press that contain material that was originally published in early 1920s. One copy of this book was donated by the PBPF to the Wisdom's Goldenrod library. Look for the book the next time you are in the library.
Practicing the Presence of Gods:
A beginner's mind conversation with Anthony's astrology --
We'll explore ways of entering into Anthony's astrology as a mandala that intimates where and how to look for one's soul.
The class meets on Mondays, 7:30 pm at Wisdom's Goldenrod library.
Please join us if you're interested in exploring this topic.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama's general address on the subject of Generating the Mind for Enlightenment
(Thursday, May 7, 1998, 14:10 (2:10 pm) EDT, Washington, N.J., 74W59, 40N46)
Class Transcript (PB Class) from September 8, 1984 "What is Philosophy? and the Sage"
Slow but steady progress is being made in the archiving of the materials left by Anthony Damiani to Wisdom’s Goldenrod. From time to time we will share with you some gems we find as we make our way through the archiving process. Here is one class transcript from 1984 on the topics of “What is Philosophy?” and “The Sage”.
Tyrolean Talk by P.B., June 1965: Short Path and Long Path:
All ways of spiritual seeking divide into two classes. The first is basic, elementary, the second for more advanced people. The first for beginners is the Long Path. It takes a long time to get results, and a lot of work has to be done on it; much effort is necessary for it. The second is the Short Path. The results are more quickly got; it is an easier path, and requires less work. To the Long Path belongs the methodical yoga. It takes a lot of work to practise daily: building of character and removing of weaknesses and overcoming of faults, developing concentration of attention to stop the distraction of mind and to get control over thoughts, strengthening of willpower, and all the activities for the beginners. These are the earlier stages of meditation.
2015 will be an important year in the archiving of Anthony Damiani’s materials. He left us a treasure trove of gifts and we wish to share with you a sampling of those gifts, in some way, the crown jewels, his hand drawn diagrams, presented here on our website for the first time.