“Aspirational Play” It's not mere play that I encourage, but what I call Aspirational Play. Play with a Higher Purpose. Read More »
“The Balance Between Reading and Meditation” The wise Neo-Confucian Zhu Hsi (1130-1200) would recommend half a day reading and the other half quietly sitting. Read More »
Video: A Tribute to Ainslie Meares Dr. Diamond pays tribute to his close colleague, the great Australian psychiatrist Ainslie Meares (1910-86). Like Diamond, Meares gave up conventional medicine and became a teacher of meditation. In this heartfelt talk, Diamond discusses their friendship, and how Meares' pioneering work compares with his own. Read More »
Video: Life As a Meditation Dr. Diamond sees meditation not just as an isolated activity, but as a way of going through the whole of life. Its basic purpose is to help us find our mother's love for us. This brilliantly original and inspirational talk offers an excellent introduction to Diamond's higher philosophy. Read More »
“Meditating on a Train” Meditating on a train,
my breathing conducted... Read More »
“Meditating to a Boab Tree” I’d like to be
a boab tree,
sitting like a Buddha
in the sand.
Firmly planted, well grounded,
legs folded under. Read More »
“The Only Prayer” The only Prayer
is Gratos: Read More »
“Enlightenment” Not just
to be aware of Guidance Read More »
“My Paintings Have No Story” “Every picture tells a story.”
D. T. Suzuki wrote of “The Zen Doctrine of No-Mind,” achieved through meditation.
Yen Hui, the favorite pupil of Confucius, spoke of “sit and forget everything.” That is, meditating with no-mind. Read More »
“The Closing of My Daily Meditation” Suzie, dear:
We are emissaries of the Spirit World.
Our purpose on Earth is to establish links between this World and the Spiritual. Read More »