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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  Continue Reading »

Buddha’s Four Noble Truths

part 2 of 2 by Bill Walz “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? – Matthew 6:25 Having examined The Buddha’s  Continue Reading »

Buddha’s Four Noble Truths

Part 1 of 2 by Bill Walz “Our suffering is holy if we embrace it and look deeply into it. If we don’t, it isn’t holy at all. We just drown in the ocean of our suffering.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of The Buddha’s Teaching In northern India, over twenty-six-hundred years ago, a  Continue Reading »

Just Sit

by Bill Walz “A meditative practice is not some “airy-fairy” process, but a way of getting in touch with our own life… it will have its effect on every phase of our life, on our relationships, our work, everything.”  ~ Charlotte Joko Beck, Everyday Zen What do we want from life? Universally, people want happiness.  Continue Reading »


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