This question is really very specifically for David and Nancy Reigle, our resident Tibetan Buddhism experts, though of course anybody else who wants to chime in is welcome as well. I've been getting…Continue
I'm preparing a lecture for our local lodge on this topic and was wondering what you all thought about it. Do karma and freedom conflict? How does neurological evidence fit in? What IS free will, or…Continue
At last scientists are acknowledging that animals too are not led purely by survival, but by morals too. This is important, because it helps us keep morals as an important point of interest in our…Continue
As science is getting deeper into the mysteries of consciousness, they're also researching meditation and it's effects. They found that in those Tibetan Buddhist monks who practice visualization…Continue
As some of you may have noticed: I have been busy changing my website over the past months. I signed up for a two month boot-camp and in preparation I went over some stuff for katinkahesselink.net as well. I added some new functionality too. Remember my old ‘pick a random quote’ pages? Well, they have … Continue reading "Spiritual Quotes and other news"
I was once asked to become a psychic reader, helping people by phone. The reason they asked me was because I had (and have) a large website about occult topics. They did not check my credentials. I had never taken a course in intuitive reading. I was too honest to take the job. It did … Continue reading "What’s the difference between Spiritual Guidance and Psychic Readings?"
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The USA just elected that guy, the bully, the clown, instead of that lady. I have Trump voters as Facebook friends. They deny Trump is as bad as he looks. They don’t believe half the things he says he’ll do. They just think he’s a better choice than Hillary. I’ve followed this election more than … Continue reading "Trump vs Hillary – some thoughts about the US election 2016"
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Answer: yes and yes Yes, meditation works It’s incredible (and I don’t use the word lightly) how much some people are helped through daily meditation, whether it’s 10 minutes or an hour. Participants in my training have seen effects like a hollow back straightening and realizing that their bike was best parked differently in their shed. … Continue reading "Does mindfulness work, or is it a hype?"
Confession. My handwriting is not good. It was so bad in primary school that I had extra handwriting lessons. They did not help. It’s legible, these days. It’s not good and it is definitely not pretty. And I don’t care. Based on past interest, Youtube suggested bullet journal videos for me to see and they’re all … Continue reading "My not so pretty bullet journal"