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What is Free Will?

This discussion continues from a discussion of Karma. Q&A: What is free will? How does free will fit into the concept of karma? Master Culadasa explains how free will works …

The Awakening Process

Q&A: How does “awakening” occur? Master Culadasa continues with his discussion of path and insight by describing ways awakening can occur. This leads him to explain more about possible paths …

Walking Meditation

Q&A: Walking Meditation How Do I Do Walking Meditation? Master Culadasa gives brief instructions on walking meditation.

Levels after the first nine meditation levels

Q&A: What happens after the nine stages of meditation? Master Culadasa describes the levels of development after the meditation stages that lead to shamata. Specifically he describes the 7 stages …

Can a cessation be an object of the consciousness?

Q&A: Can a “lack” (of something) be an object of the consciousness? Master Culadasa explains an absence of something cannot be an object of the consciousness, but a conceptualization of …

How does “Insight” fit into the meditation systems

Q&A: How does Vipassana fit into the stages of meditation? Master Culadasa explains the path of insight from its beginnings to the ultimate awakening. This is a continuation of the …

Bypassing steps to awakening?

Q&A: You have just outlined a discreet number of steps in different systems of practice. Can some of these be bypassed? Master Culadasa explains more about the process of awakening. …

Piti (Joy)

Q&A: What should one do when Piti arises? Piti is a very specific joy associated with a state of deep tranquillity. It is often translated with the English words “joy” …

Role for psychedelics in the path?

Q&A: Do psychedelics play any role in the path? Master Culadasa discusses the extent of the usefulness of psychedelics.
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Meditation talks from Culadasa

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