My background is diverse, and has included various levels of study and experience with Tibetan Buddhism, American Buddhism, Zen, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi, a handful of martial arts, Reiki, psychic development and phenomena, physical health, fine art, technology, literature, and life in general.
When it comes right down to it however, I am just somebody on the â€œPathâ€ for greater understanding. There are a variety of names & labels that some folks would burden me with if given the opportunity, but they are not important. Personal names are also not important. This site, although documenting my spiritual journey, is not about â€œmeâ€. It is about ideas, and concepts, and growth. It is about the Path to greater awareness, to peace – inside and out.
This site documents the current piece of my journey along the spiritual path. It is my intent to join people together in this journey, and to help spread the light a bit along the way. Like-minded individuals, and those curious about things like meditation, spirituality, metaphysics, health and happiness are welcome here. Those wishing to convert me or others to their shallow, fanatical views (religious or otherwise), are not. Intelligent discussion is welcome but antagonistic, rude comments are not. This little corner of the cyber-verse is about love and compassion, health and healing, openess and growth. It is not about arrogance and ego.
I don’t particularly subscribe to any single religion, feeling that most of them have suffered greatly through the ages by human ego and politics and the “need” for personal power (often through limiting, actively altering, or making secret, essential spiritual information). Of the major belief-systems however, I prefer the non-sectarian Buddhist approach, but have been known to follow Vajrayana/Tibetan teachings as well as some Zen. I believe that all life is worthy of respect and that we are all “One”; that we are merely different instances and expressions of the same life force (including plants, animals and the planet herself). In this regard, I am told my beliefs more closely match some Native peoples’ belief systems as well as those of certain Neo-pagans, but I haven’t explored those paths at this time.
I do believe that if you look hard enough, the seed of truth exists through all religions. Am I an expert in the World’s religions? LOL – No – there is much more that I don’t know than what I may try laying claim to knowing! Am I going to extol my beliefs and demand you follow them? Absolutely not!! Beliefs are a personal thing, and we are where we are for a reason. It’s the whole “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear” kind of thing… 😉 If we can share our experiences and learn from each other along the way, then all the better!! And that is what this site is all about…
If you would like to contact me directly, please email “OneMysticalMonkey [at] OneMysticalMonkey [dot] com”