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                           Writings by Jason Espada

Last Update: January 10th, 2018      

Greetings friends. My most recent writings can be found on jasonespada.com
Postings from 2015 and before are on this page. Audio recordings can be found here.

Your feedback is most welcomed.  There is a contact address, also found at the bottom of this page.

For some of my favorite articles by other teachers, see also the Things I like to share page.

May all beings benefit.

Articles and Audio files

66. Nine Similes on Buddha Nature, by Maitreya, in .pdf format; audio, read by Jason Espada

65. Links to my favorite talks on metta

64. Practicing the One Vehicle

63. Signposts on the Path of Clear Meditation

62. Liner notes to three classical guitar recordings by Jason Espada: From the Soul of Spain, The Gift of
Spanish Music
; Classical Guitar music to put your mind at ease: reflections; and Holiday Music
for Classical Guitar
: liner notes

61.  Audio file: read by Jason Espada: Opening the Heart, by Lama Yeshe, from the book, Introduction to Tantra; .pdf

60.  An extended recommended reading list (updated on April 6th, 2012)

59.  Key Points of the Great Middle Way

       (revised August 20th, 2014)

58.  Dedication prayers (.pdf);  audio

57.  The Foundational Refuge and Mahayana Refuge

56.  Youtube video slideshow: Photos of Teachers

55. Why the Buddha is regarded as the Supreme Healer

54. A Prayer to Manjushri

53. Mahayana Prayers and Poetry   text in .pdf format (revised September 28th, 2012)

Mp3 audio files: Mahayana Prayers and Poetry, read by Jason Espada:  Part I; Part II

Revised April 14th, 2012.  (note: each file is about an hour long)

52. Finding Our Way in the New World - Technolgy and the Possible Awakening of Human Values

51. Six Things that Westerners Need That Buddhism Can Offer

50. Notes on Practicing the Four Immeasurables

49. A Basic Method of Meditation, and two commentaries: Factors in the Unfolding
of Clear Meditation
, and, From Distraction to Single Pointed Concentration

48. Tara - Giver of Joy and Peace

47. In Praise of Tara  (revised April 6th, 2012)

46.  How going beyond ego grasping reveals our True Nature, and why this is so important in

45. Calm Abiding in Three Points

44. On Dedication Prayer

43. A healing prayer

42. Oceans of gratitude

41. Karma as experience

40. A few words on the art of contemplation (updated April 4th, 2010)

39. Two Anti War Poems

38. The Interaction of the Four Elements

37. The Power of Peace

36. Two Retreat Poems

35. A Fully Born Human Being (revised June 8th, 2010)

34. At some point you have to say yes (revised June 8th, 2010)

33. Solid Ground

32. Recognizing the Essential Nature of the Masculine and the Feminine

31. A few thoughts about art

30. A list of things that are healing

29.  Masculine and Feminine Qualities, and their Shadow

28. The Most Important Thing

27. Heroes

26. Cultivating A Life Giving Vision

25. The Power of Symbols

24. Interlude: Yes, but is it Art?

23.  Third Ear Music

22.  General Principles for Reading the Tarot Cards

21.  Poetry and the Art of Survival

20.  Hearing Beethoven

19. Altruism and the Practice of Peace as the Basis for Living in the City

18. An Introduction to Rumi

(see also My Favorite Rumi, linked to here, or via the Poetry page on this site)

17.  On Ethics and Healing

16. Transforming Demons

15. The Shadow From a Buddhist Perspective   - updated: February 3rd, 2010

14. The Four Limitless States Revisited

13. A Few Words on What is Called Purification in Buddhism

12. The Natural Order of the Stages of the Path

     (an introduction to the 'Lam Rim', or Stages of the Path teachings)\

11. Lines of Transmission and the Present and Future of Buddhism

10. Buddhist Traditions in Harmony

On Wisdom

9. From A Letter On Wisdom and Compassion

       (updated July 2nd, 2012)

8. An Introduction to Buddhist Wisdom Teachings

(Numbers 5 -7 are on meditation. For more on the subject, see the Things I like to share page)

7. A Verse Summary of the Practice of Calm Abiding Meditation

    About a Verse Summary

    In 14 Verses (the most recent revision, my preferred version)

    In 10 Verses

    In 63 Verses

6.  Commentary to A Basic Method of Meditation

5. A Basic Method of Meditation

4. A Diagram of the Different Levels of the Mind, As Experienced in Meditation,
   with An Explanation   (33 pages)

3. Buddhism in the West  (revised January 10th, 2012)

2. Buddhism and Prayer

1. An Outline of Buddhist Traditions

About these writings

May all beings benefit.

Feedback:  email: jason.espada (at) gmail dot com


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