Meditation – Numbness – Stillness – Peace

This is part of my Meditation Journal where you can find dozens of more posts like this. Meditation Journal Entry from 1999 one just finished meditating for a half hour. A fairly blank peace came over the self rather quickly (immediately). The back didn’t hurt. The mind didn’t wander far. At one point the breathing … Read more

Frustration While Meditating | 2005?

This is part of my Meditation Journal where you can find dozens of more posts like this. Meditation Journal Entry – Frustration while Meditating I sat and meditated tonight and tried to keep mindfulness of breathing for about 30-40 minutes. I was pretty focused on attaining some sort of diff. experience and so none was … Read more

Fatness Feeling During Meditation | 1998

This is part of my Meditation Journal with dozens of posts > Meditation Journal Entry about the Fatness Feeling I meditated two nights ago on the futon in one of the bedrooms sitting crossed-legged. I sat and concentrated on breathing for about an hour with sporadic focused concentration. Then I heard the answering machine kick … Read more

Meditation and Numbness, No Body, No Self | 1998

Buddhist wheel of becoming at Suan Mokkh Buddhist temple in Surat, Thailand.

This is part of my Meditation Journal with dozens of posts > Meditation, Numbness, No body, No Self I read part of J. Krishnamurti’s book, Commentaries on Living at the bookstore. (in 1998) I also read a bit about living with Kundalini. By a practitioner of some yoga in which the goal is to release … Read more

Day 2 – Intensive Practice

Rain clouds coming at Wat Tham Seua Buddhist temple in Krabi, Thailand.

This is part of my Intensive Meditation Journal Experience – See Day 1 here. Meditation Journal Today began with rain, ended with rain, and as I sit here the next morning – it’s raining. That’s the south of Thailand. It rains more here than Kauai, Hawaii which is saying a lot. At the top of … Read more

New Articles Section

I added a new ARTICLES section on the lower right side of every page in the sidebar. It looks like this… There are about 50 new links to articles that were buried in the design of the site before, and now are easily available. Have a look if you care to… Cheers!

Mirror Meditation | Looking at Self as Meditating

Meditation without religion at jhana8.com

This is part of my Meditation Journal with dozens of posts > Meditating on the spa in the garage today in the morning 7:30. There was an instant calmness and emptiness that existed. The mind was not much troubled by anything, nor was it following anything that the eyes saw. It was a nice 20 … Read more

Meditation at Suan Mokkh Temple and Thoughts on Reality

Theravada Buddhist Monks walking at a forest temple called Wat Suan Mokkh (Mokkhabalaram) in Chaiya, Thailand. This is an Ajahn Buddhadasa temple.

This is part of my Meditation Journal Experience after the Flat-mind State became permanent. Featured image above: Two monks walking to breakfast down a dirt path at Suan Mokkh Buddhist Temple in Chaiya province, Southern Thailand. What is Suan Mokkh Temple Like for Meditation on Your Own? I wandered around Suan Mokkh again today. My … Read more

Mountain Climb, Flat Mind, and a Question

One of my favorite places in the world - Wat Nong Pah Pong in Warin Chamrap, Ubon Ratchathani province, Thailand.

This is part of my Meditation Journal Experience after the Flat-mind State became permanent. Featured image above: One of my favorite places in the world – Wat Nong Pah Pong in Warin Chamrap, Ubon Ratchathani province, Thailand. March 8, 2015 I haven’t written here in a while. My foot felt OK today so I climbed … Read more

Meditation State – I Am the Noise

The silence of my mind resembles the quietness of the Thailand countryside.

This is part of my Meditation Journal with dozens of posts > Note – This is an old journal article I wrote in 1998 or so. I don’t have the date written down on the journal entry. Sitting in the blue room at home. Meditated for a half hour. The back hurts again today. One … Read more

A Meditation Poem

“Endless Mind…” Let me sit a while body mass dissipates leaves sponge-like empty form fingers, arms & legs all gone breath slows to stop a perfect stillness all in motion a death-like moment of lucid awareness faint dog barking is self whole room breathing self-too mind not ending no confines of body of life It’s … Read more

Cloudy Head – Uncreative State

This is part of my Meditation Journal Experience after the Flat-mind State became permanent. I’ve been feeling this for weeks now, it’s pretty impossible to describe, but I’ll give it a try. There’s nothing going on in my head most times. When I try to write a fiction book, think about something in the future, … Read more

Layers of Reality 6-21-09

This is part of my Meditation Journal Experience after the Flat-mind State became permanent. Today I went to one of my favorite quiet spots. I laid down and watched the mind as it responded to stimuli in the environment – sensed by one of the senses… To say I watched the mind is not accurate … Read more

Nibbana, Nirvana, or Hypnotic State? 5-23-09

A headless Buddha as the sun sets in Thailand.

This is part of my Meditation Journal Experience after the Flat-mind State became permanent. Sat 23 May 09 Without writing a book about this… I want to mention it I guess because if at some point nibbana comes despite my not chasing it – there should be a path or a succession of things that … Read more

Constant Stillness 5-16-09

Men's dormitory - second floor - shows sleeping arrangements at Buddhist temple, Wat Suan Mokkh, in Southern Thailand's province of Chaiya.

This is part of my Meditation Journal Experience after the Flat-mind State became permanent. Over the last few months, there has been this constant stillness of mind that is always there. If I stop typing right now – it’s there – instant empty mind. No thoughts. It’s funny… it’s the state that I used to … Read more

Glowing Head | Strange Dream

Divine eye abhinna transmission from Buddha to meditators at Suan Mokkh temple in Chaiya, Surat Thani, Southern Thailand.

This is part of my Meditation Journal where you can find dozens of more posts like this. This dream occurred on 5-1-2008. [This page last updated: 4 March 2022] Yesterday I lay on the floor in my room after having done some exercise outside. It’s hot here in Thailand, some days hover close to 40 … Read more

Meditation Experiences Timeline 4-21-08

This is part of my Meditation Journal (click) which includes dozens of posts. I was just thinking that it would be good for me to put down in writing some sort of timeline for the way things have happened for me since starting meditation. Often times people read this journal and don’t understand why I … Read more

Mind Stops… Hiccups Too! 4-9-08

Siddhartha Gautama Buddha in anorexic state during meditation. This statue is from Suan Mokkh (Mokkhabalaram) in Chaiya province of southern Thailand.

This is part of my Meditation Journal where you can find dozens of more posts like this. This morning I was anxious to eat breakfast. I had kow pad gai (skinless chicken breast over jasmine rice). It also comes with a baggie of chicken broth with scallions and black pepper. Really delicious and it’s my … Read more