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Founded: December 8, 528 BCE
Sites: 16 Primary; 60+ Associate Sites
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AWAKENING 101 is a free online self-paced college-level Dharma course that explores the Enlightenment experience in the Zen tradition...that is, outside the Doctrine.
Listed below are the sixteen web sites from VARIOUS course folders. They are available for click through access from THIS page. The additional sites listed below the sixteen are accessible by navigating through a variety of individual links on the pages themselves. Also, nearly all the sites can be reached by using the Google search, the Google search engine below, or any search engin by simply typing in ANY title listed along with the word: wanderling in quotes, i.e., "wanderling".
For example, if you go to the Google search engine and type in:
SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI: The Last American Darshan
along with the word wanderling in quotes, Google will come up with a page that tells of the Wanderling's early childhood interaction with Sri Ramana. Any sites below in red and underlined can just be clicked through of course.
The AWAKENING 101 course is arranged in such a way as to help point the way and ease the Dharma Gate for those who may be so interested. The course is organized into ten rather extensive easy to follow folders that flow, in order, from a general position and explanation of Zen, Enlightement, and Buddhism into more specific areas. As an example, in Folder 6 the topic is Meditation. Everything from a beginning view to those of Nagarjuna to Dogen to what Shikantaza is to an actual online meditation course, is laid out step-by-step and explored. The last folder, Folder 10, ends with a rather extensive suggested reading list. The reading list has many additional click-through reading sources such as online Koans, Sutras, and full-length Zen books as well.
It should be noted that there are many, many additional Approved Sites included in the Ring and used by AWAKENING 101 that are not listed below operating basically as second or third and sometimes even fourth level "explanation" or "clarification" sites. They are equally important in the overall scheme of one's Dharma quest, but not necessarily so for general web-surfers, the casual observer, OR when read or taken out of context.
On-the-net sites, site-links, and site servers constantly come and go, get changed or just disappear into cyber space, so there is a constant, on-going battle to keep the course updated with quality and relevant material as well as keeping the links active (there are over one-thousand interconnected links throughout the various pages offered in the course). There is, however, for those who may be interested, a click-through list of new sites below.
It should be noted that this list, which is available to anyone, especially anyone seeking the Dharma, is being offered because so many AWAKENING 101 participants requested a way to reach and bookmark the various pages presented in the course that the course programing doesn't necessarily allow.
ALL THINGS ZEN
BUDDHISM IN FORTY-ONE CHAPTERS
ENLIGHTENMENT: CAN YOU DO IT?
LEONARDO DA VINCI: HIS FLYING MACHINES
MAHARSHI SRI RAMANA
MEDITATION ALONG METEOR CRATER RIM
PEACE CORPS ZEN
POWER OF THE SHAMAN
THE RAZOR'S EDGE
WHAT THE BUDDHA SAID
ZEN ENLIGHTENMENT: The Path Unfolds
ZEN, THE BUDDHA, AND SHAMANISM
In an on-going effort to present new, updated information and materials related to Zen and the Dharma, new sites are continually being created and added. Some are so new they may not have been thoroughly linked through or "captured" by the various search engines. List updated and changes on a regular basis:
GUY HAGUE Some people think Guy Hague was the real life role model for Larry Darrell. Find out.
T'ANG CH'AN AND THE MYTH OF BODHIDHARMA
DEATH HAD A FACE: The Specter of Death In Shamanism and Zen
THE DA VINCI PARACHUTE
AKANKHEYYA SUTTA: Vol XI of The Sacred Books of the East
BUDDHISM PLUS DISABILITY: One "Step" Closer To Nirvana
DEATH OF THE EGO: A Buddhist View
FEAR IN ENLIGHTENMENT AND ZEN
ANATTA: THE CONCEPT OF NO-SELF IN BUDDHISM
ALL IS ILLUSION? A Chinese-Indian Dichotomy In Advaita and Zen
MARA The Personification of Evil in Buddhism
HAU-T'OU The state of mind before the mind is disturbed by thought
BEFORE HUI-NENG: The Five Previous Chinese Patriarchs
WE DO NOT HAVE SHAMANS:
The Case Against "Shamans" In North American Indigenous Cultures
ABSORPTION, DIGESTION, AND THE SEARCH
THE TWELVE YEAR RULE:
The Sastras say that one must serve the Unmanifest Sat for twelve years in order to attain Self-realization.
TRUE OR FALSE?
APPORTATION REVISITED: Did the Wanderling Fly?
WHEN INFINITIES COLLIDE
TYPE IN ANY BUDDHISM, ZEN WORD OR TITLE LISTED BELOW ALONG WITH THE WORD: WANDERLING IN THE GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE BELOW AND SEE WHAT COMES UP.
ANANDA: BUDDHA'S BROTHER OR COUSIN?
ANUTTARA SAMYAK SAMBODHI
AS THE DAY BROKE IN IT'S SPLENDOR
BUDDHIST ENLIGHTENMENT AND THE INTERNET
BUDDHIST MESSAGE BOARDS AND FORUMS
BUDDHIST VIEW OF REALITY
CONSULTING MEDIUMS: WHAT BUDDHISTS BELIEVE
CUTTING THE CAT INTO ONE
DA VINCI GLIDER
DE ACOSTA: HERE LIES THE HEART
EVIDENCE OF THE GIANT BIRDS
FIVE VARIETIES OF ZEN
GOOD AND EVIL IN ZEN ENLIGHTENMENT
"I" IN "THUS I HAVE HEARD"
IN THE WAY OF ENLIGHTENMENT: THE TEN FETTERS IN BUDDHISM
JANAS IN THERAVADAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION
JIJIMUGE MEETS THE WANDERLING
LAFAYETTE FLYING CORPS
LEGEND OF THE GIANT BIRD
LEONARDO DA VINCI: DID HE FLY?
METEOR CRATER METEORITE: WHAT HAPPENED TO IT?
PAUL BRUNTON: GENTLE SAGE
QUETZALOCOATULUS: DRAGON OF THE CLOUDS
RELIGION AND CATHOLICISM IN THE RAZOR'S EDGE
SATORI IN ZEN BUDDHISM
SHAMANIC TRANCE STATES
SHAPE OF THE UNIVERSE
SPIRITUAL GUIDES: PASS OR FAIL?
SUDDEN OR GRADUAL ENLIGHTENMENT
THE RAZOR'S EDGE
TEN FETTERS OF BUDDHISM
TYING YOUR SHOES
UPAKA THE ASCETIC
ZEN AND RELATED WEB RINGS
ZEN AND THE ART OF WOODIE WAGONS
ZEN: IS IT BUDDHISM?
SPIRITUAL GUIDES: PASS OR FAIL?
QUALITIES OF A DHARMA TEACHER
Fundamentally, our experience as experienced is not different from the Zen master's. Where
we differ is that we place a fog, a particular kind of conceptual overlay onto that experience
and then make an emotional investment in that overlay, taking it to be "real" in and of itself.
DON JUAN MATUS
|THE BEST OF CARLOS CASTANEDA
nor in any sort of material benefits for their instructions. This is a universal law among
Masters, and yet amazingly, it is a fact that thousands of eager seekers in America and
elsewhere, go on paying large amounts of money for "spiritual instruction." Masters are
always self-sustaining and are never supported by their students or by public charity."
NOTE: Many of the websites listed above are found on or supported by free access servers either through myself or associates and have, as part of their service, bandwidth limitations. It is not clear what bandwidth has to do with the delivery of the Dharma to those who are so interested, however, anytime bandwidth is exceeded the page gets shut down. Bandwidth is exceeded by having pages accessed too many times, which seems to happen on a regular basis. Please bare with it and continue to try to get the page you are looking for if you run into the situation.