Category Archives: The 49 Day Buddha Challenge

Excited to begin Meditation Classes Tonight

I looked into the type of meditation that they teach and got goose bumps.  It is Dhammakaya meditation.  From what I’ve read, they teach you to rest your mind in the center of your body.  You can also imagine a … Continue reading

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Through the Dark Night of the Soul…the 49-Day Buddha Challenge Continues

June 24, 2015 Today was Day 24 of the 49-Buddha Challenge.  It has been interesting, I have learned a lot, and I have faced some demons.  I’m not sure what exactly caused me to have a moderate bout of depression … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs this weekend

Wow, the weekend went by quickly.  I chilled out and watched an interesting movie (K-PAX) Friday night.  I got some good sleep and felt like I had more energy Saturday.  I hit some golf balls and worked on the van.  … Continue reading

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Depression as an indicator, working on the van camper

I don’t know why, but when I get tired, I get depressed.  When I don’t take good care of myself, I get depressed. I’ve been working some pretty strange hours this last week, working past 2:00 in the morning a … Continue reading

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Things looking a brighter on the beginning of Week 3

This weekend had a lot of ups and downs regarding the 49-Day Buddha challenge, as a lot of old inner haunts were revisited.  Perhaps this is a result of meditation and spending less time distracted; it gives more time for … Continue reading

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The 49-Day Buddha Challenge – Looking back and forward after Two Weeks

[I apologize for this being so long and often negative.  I’m just working through some things.  It does end, I think, on a positive note.  Just be warned.] I’ve come to an interesting point.  It was probably inevitable.  It stems … Continue reading

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Looking Back – First Week of the Buddha Challenge

It’s remarkable how quickly your body and mind reward you for paying them some attention – the good kind.  The system responds as it should from an evolutionary perspective; it reinforces what makes it function better.  And feeling good is … Continue reading

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Some light-hearted reading material

If you need a break from the serious literature, the Breakfast with Buddha series provides lighthearted and entertaining but still instructive material that is generally consistent with core Buddhist teachings.  I also enjoyed The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, which … Continue reading

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Day 3 of the 49-day Buddha Challenge

Only the third day and already I feel that things are subtly different.  I was excited to hear that a couple of readers are also going to try the Buddha Challenge.  As the philosophy can be quite confusing initially, I … Continue reading

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Day 2 of the Buddha Challenge

June 2, 2015 7:00 AM Day 1 went well.  Checking in on my biggest challenge — I stuck to 1 beer and consumed it mindfully.  I guess it makes sense to wonder why I am doing this.  It is just … Continue reading

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