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Integrated here into one site are many writings past, present, and in development that together mark one woman’s path from neurosis and suffering to trust and ease.
I am that woman. This is my path.
Featured are meditation and integration practice journals crossing several Buddhist practice traditions and still unfolding as I engage in Bön Dzogchen completion practices. Although these journals are personal and more confessional than staid and directly instructional, it is my hope that they inspire the all-important practice ingredients of faith, diligence, and honesty with oneself.
Throughout this journey, I seem to have been one among many on the American Cafeteria Plan. Having begun in a traditional Tibetan Center in 2010, for more than a few reasons, I left to teach myself meditation fundamentals more rigorously from Theravadin Thai Forest manuals.
Then, in 2013, I gravitated to the Pragmatic Dharma movement led by my first mentor, Daniel M. Ingram. In 2015 I departed that scene to engage Indo-Tibetan Essence Mahāmudrā practices. Having completed the work in the Mahāmudrā yogas after a major awakening July 29, 2015, I currently practice in the Great Perfection (Dzogchen) tradition.
From this exposure, I gathered, practiced, and integrated efficient and effective offerings from this array of traditions. I observed, analyzed, questioned, intuited, and theorized around the methodological shortcomings, mere superstitions, and cultural sidetracks of each.
Still influenced by the core ethos of the Pragmatic Dharma movement, I find on rereading the journals here that they are the raw data and preliminary conclusions informing a new synthesized map of realization.
Consequently, I’m in the early stages of writing a new outspoken book, a comprehensive, map-driven meditation manual. to help western practitioners seeking contemporary no-nonsense guidance to timeless wisdom.
As the book project develops, excerpts that are forthrightly instructional will from time to time be posted. It is my intention and hope, meantime, that the raw materials in the journals—however far from final synthesis and ultimate polish they be—contribute a lumen here and there to the Great Enlightenment.
Practice well. Be love.
Jenny grew up in the Panhandle of North Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in literature from Florida State University. Since 1987 she has resided in the Research Triangle of central North Carolina with her husband of 30 years. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Literature (1991) and a Doctor of Philosophy with Distinction in American and Southern Literature (1997) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her son is currently completing degrees in philosophy and economics. She taught university-level writing and literature for more than a decade. She is an APA-certificated litigation paralegal with intensive post-certificate coursework in corporate and business organization law. Professionally, she is a book development editor, publication team lead, and writer of marketing collateral for the book publishing industry. Her interests are law, poetry, poststructuralist theory, and meditation. Traditions, chronologically, have been Tibetan Gelug, Theravadin Thai Forest, Pragmatic Dharma, Indo-Tibetan Essence Mahāmudrā, and, currently, Bön Dzogchen.