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Like Clouds In The Sky

by Bill Walz Looking up into the sky, we see a constantly changing vista. Some days, the sky is clear blue, or at night, blue/black and star-filled from horizon to horizon. More often, there will be formations and layers of clouds, drifting and changing. Some days, there is no clear sky at all; the vista …

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Buddah, buddha

Experiencing One

by Bill Walz “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) Teilhard de Chardin was a French Jesuit priest, mystic philosopher, and paleontologist, a principle figure in one of the great discoveries in the evolutionary chain of human history, the …

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Bringing Your Whole Mind

by Bill Walz “The (Chinese) term ‘hsin’… is used in a way… synonymous with the Tao. Hsin means the totality of our psychic functioning…. To both Taoism and Zen, the center of the mind’s activity is not in the conscious thinking process, not in the ego.” ~ Alan Watts, The Way of Zen In Buddhism, …

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Freedom From Fear

by Bill Walz “Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose.” ~ Kris Kristofferson, Janis Joplin Central to Buddhist teaching, and the teaching of all true non-duality spiritual masters, is the concept of liberation. Generally this is referring to liberation from suffering. However, the path to the liberation from suffering is in liberation from …

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Bill Walz has taught meditation and mindfulness in university and public forums, and is a private-practice meditation teacher and guide for individuals in mindfulness, personal growth and consciousness. He holds a weekly meditation class, Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood. By donation. Information on classes, talks, personal growth and healing instruction, or phone consultations at (828) 258-3241, e-mail at Visit