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Toward a Western Vehicle of Buddhism
Jan 14, 2006
Dear friends, perhaps some of you will be interested in joining me on a Yahoo group that was setup specifically for those who are interested in working...
New Pali section on the GWV website
Jan 25, 2006
Hello friends, I just wanted to let you know that the GWV website for the study of Pali and Buddhist Literature has now acquired the entire Sri Lanka Tipitaka...
Join the GWV
Feb 5, 2006
Hello friends, every one has something to offer, and it is not the same thing for everyone. We do not expect anything of our members, we would just like...
A GWV Jhana Retreat in Tucson
Feb 26, 2006
Hello dear friends while I am not well funded, I have been asked to lead a jhana retreat next week. We have set the location for the GWV Jhana retreat. It...
GWV May Jhana retreat, Boulder, CO, 2006
Mar 17, 2006
May 23-29th, 6-day Jhana retreat near Boulder, CO, led by Jeff Brooks (Jhananda) for the Great Western Vehicle at Jeff & Karen Combelic¹s Kiva, Goldhill, CO....
Why has the work of Jeff Brooks been marginalized?
Mar 27, 2006
Why is the work of Jeff Brooks being marginalized by the Priesthood of Buddhism? Hello friends, I found to get where I am with respect to religion and the ...
CESNUR 2006 Conference on New Religions
Apr 6, 2006
Hello friends, I have submitted a paper to the CESNUR 2006 Conference on New Religions, which will be held in San Diego, CA., July 13-16, 2006. The submitted...
Defenders of the dharma
Apr 6, 2006
Hello friends, because the discourse on meditative absorption necessitates a critique of the religious institutions of the world, as well as how Buddhism has...
A Southern Cal Jhana retreat in July
Apr 11, 2006
Hello Pat, Jason, Suman, Roxan, Guy, Sand, Maureen, Michael, Brent and others, and welcome to the 6 new members to this list. Hello Jason, sorry to hear you...
Toward a western contemplative tradition
Apr 20, 2006
Hello friends, thank-you all ever so much for your regular donations, because without your contributions to this work, I am not sure if I could have continued...
May 15, 2006
Hello friends, I am glad to hear that so far only a few people on the GWV listserves have reported off-list harassment. It unfortunately does happen from...
May 19, 2006
Hello dear friends thank-you all for posting your contribution and helping make the dialog on this list interesting and respectful. I am sorry that I wont be a...
GWV Jhana retreat dhamma talks online
May 25, 2006
Hello friends, the GWV jhana retreat in Gold Hill, CO is underway right now. It is ever so nice to sit in meditation with my dear old friends Michael and Karen...
Jun 6, 2006
Hello friends, a few years ago I led a weekend workshop on jhana in Santa Monica, CA. Millennium Twain, was my gracious host. At that workshop I showed the...
Jun 9, 2006
Hello friends the recorded dialogs from the last GWV 10-day Jhana/Samadhi retreat in Gold Hill have now been made available on-line. It took a concerted...
Profound Spiritual Experience
Jun 10, 2006
As an Anthropologist looking at religion I find there are a number of purposes for religion. Most notably it is one of the important ways by which people...
Jun 21, 2006
Hello friends of the GWV, due to continued requests for a comprehensive commentary on the Buddhist canonical point of view on meditative absorption ...
Were the mystics Marvel Comic Book-like Superheroes?
Jun 21, 2006
Dear friends please excuse me for my absence from this list serve. I have left Boulder and am now sitting in my van at 10,000 feet above sea level in the...
Was Jesus the Maitraya Buddha?
Jun 24, 2006
Was Jesus the Maitraya Buddha? If we examine Siddhartha Gotama¹s prophesy of the future Buddha, we may find evidence that he was predicting the life of Jesus...
Jul 10, 2006
July 1, 2006 ^:^:^ ^:^:^ ^:^:^ ^:^:^ ^:^:^ ^:^:^ ^:^:^ ^:^:^ ^:^:^ ^:^:^ THE GWV Samadhi NEWS ^:^:^ ^:^:^ Vol. 01.01...
join GWV Meditation Research
Jul 21, 2006
Hello friends, you are invited to join GWV Meditation Research. This list is dedicated to research on meditation and its attainments. Our mission statement is...
Subjects needed for meditation research
Sep 21, 2006
The Great Western Vehicle is conducting research into the phenomena of meditative absorption. If you believe that you may be experiencing any kind of...
ot; of hypocrisy
Sep 23, 2006
Hello Dave, and others, while it certainly may sound like a conspiracy when we find that the people who experience meditative absorption (gnosis, jhana. ...
Potluck and lecture with Jhanananda this Sunday
Oct 28, 2006
Hello friends, there will be a Potluck and lecture on Ecstatic Buddhism in San Francisco, CA this Sunday. Oct 29th, 11am-3pm, Sunday, "Ecstatic Buddhism, where...
the GWV newsletter is now available
Dec 16, 2006
Hello friends the December issue of the GWV newsletter is now available in PDF format. In this issue you will find: 1) An introduction of our new certified...
GWV Biofuels Research Project
May 25, 2007
Hello dear friends of the GWV. For the last five months I have been deeply involved in the GWV¹s bio-fuels project to help sustain it and our free services....
Ecstatic Buddhist Wilderness Retreat, Altoona, PA
Aug 13, 2007
Sept 21-30, 2007 Ecstatic Buddhist Wilderness Retreat, near Wopsononick Mt. outside of Altoona, PA. It will be led by GWV certified meditation teacher D....
Mind altering drugs and the spiritual awakening
Aug 23, 2007
Hello dear friends thank-you for posting your comments, experiences, research and ideas on the GWV listserves. Regarding Kristin¹s interest in having a...
File - Contemplative and Charismatic Counseling
Sep 1, 2007
Jeff Brooks has maintained a daily meditation practice for 34 years, has completed 2 three-year retreats, and attended well over 50 meditation retreats....
Church Publishing Mother Teresa's Letters
Sep 2, 2007
Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light (Hardcover) by Mother Teresa (Author), Brian Kolodiejchuk (Author) ...
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