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Scope of the Skillful Living Network

September 28, 2013

Recently we began releasing videos from the Skillful Living video project. This is an attempt to provide a bridge for the intelligent, educated Westerner to the teaching and practices of the Buddha without changing or altering his teaching in any way. This requires advanced philosophical concepts such as ontology, ontics, epistemology, etc. because the Buddha’s teaching is so extremely sophisticated.

It is much easier to repackage the Buddha’s teaching into a popular format and language, however that inevitably corrupts the meaning and waters down the potency of his great teaching. So we have designed a curriculum that brings the Western student up to the level of the Buddha’s teaching so he has the tools to research and discover it for himself. This is not an easy task.

During the coming weeks and months, we may be writing less because of the intensive work required to make our videos state-of-the-art. We have ordered a new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, professional lenses and accessories, that will considerably improve our image quality. Our rig will be similar to the one below. The camera is the little thing that looks like an iPhone on the right!

The videos listed below were made over the last year or so as I performed this investigation and self-teaching process. Now we are reviewing and updating them to our highest and latest understanding, before re-releasing them on our Skillful Living Network YouTube channel.

Unfortunately I must work alone, which means I am responsible for everything from the original concept and writing through production, graphics and post-production. I hope all our readers and friends take advantage of this opportunity to improve their learning skills and understand the true magnificence of the Buddha’s teaching.

Video Series

Title

Duration

Notes

Foundations
Foundations 1: What is Skillful Living?
11:55
Released
Foundations 2: Being & Becoming
19:18
Released
Foundations 3: Process of Becoming
34:06
Released
Becoming Genius
Becoming Genius 0: Introduction
48:15
Released
Becoming Genius 1: Duplication
23:12
Released
Becoming Genius 2: Understanding
46:20
Released
Becoming Genius 3: Ontology
 
Production
Becoming Genius 4: Analysis
 
Not started
Becoming Genius 5: Metacognition
 
Not started
Being in the World
Being in the World 0: Introduction
9:00
Review—Need new Intro video
Being in the World 1: Story of Everybody’s Life
13:43
Merge the Study Guides with the materials.
Being in the World 1: Study Guide
28:31
Merge the Study Guides with the materials.
Being in the World 2: Story of Everybody’s Life, Continued
12:16
Merge the Study Guides with the materials.
Being in the World 2: Study Guide
22:14
Merge the Study Guides with the materials.
Being in the World 3: Anxiety, Skepticism and Nihilism
15:12
Merge the Study Guides with the materials.
Being in the World 3: Study Guide
29:32
Merge the Study Guides with the materials.
Being in the World 4: Being and Death
15:42
Merge the Study Guides with the materials.
Being in the World 4: Study Guide
32:54
Merge the Study Guides with the materials.
Being in the World 5: Being and Death, Continued
15:20
Merge the Study Guides with the materials.
Being in the World 5: Study Guide
missing
Merge the Study Guides with the materials.
Being in the World 6: A Basis for Choice
10:34
Merge the Study Guides with the materials.
Being in the World 6: Study Guide
23:01
Merge the Study Guides with the materials.
Being in the World 7: Conclusions
7:20
Review—Might work, with SLN opening
Being Integrity
Being Integrity 0: Seminar Benefits
5:58
Pending Review
Being Integrity 0.2: Benefits Part 2
12:24
Pending Review
Being Integrity 0.3: Benefits Part 3
15:35
Pending Review
Being Integrity 0.4: Benefits Part 4
11:16
Pending Review
Being Integrity 1: Registration
12:51
Pending Review
Being Integrity 2: Preconditions
15:10
Pending Review
Being Integrity 3: Process for Clearing the Planet
28:55
Pending Review
Being Integrity 4: The Crucible of Being
25:29
Pending Review
Being Integrity 5: Your Responses
39:43
Pending Review
Being Integrity 6: The Key to Mastery
22:21
Pending Review
Being Integrity 7: Without it Nothing Works
54:22
Pending Review
Being Integrity 8: Unfinished
missing
Pending Review
Being Integrity 9: Unfinished
missing
Pending Review
Being Integrity 10: Unfinished
missing
Pending Review
Being Integrity 11: Unfinished
missing
Pending Review
Being Integrity June Meetup
45:48
Pending Review
Being Integrity Responses
missing
Pending Review
Being Integrity Status Update
53:32
Pending Review
Living with Integrity: Nothing Works Without It
24:46
Pending Review
Leading by Being
Contextual Framework
1:10:14
Pending Review
Creating a Context
54:09
Pending Review
Exercise 1
10:06
Pending Review
Exercise 2
12:58
Pending Review
Leadership Ontology
35:08
Pending Review
Spiritual Leadership
15:40
Pending Review
Take the White Pill
31:18
Pending Review
BuddhistTV
BuddhistTV 1: Background of Buddha-Vamsa
50:35
Pending Review
BuddhistTV 2: Heart of the Dhamma
51:01
Pending Review
BuddhistTV 3: Ontology of the Four Noble Truths 
49:49
Pending Review
Cup of Tea
Cup of Tea 1: No Result from Meditation?
7:20
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 2: What to do with Sexual Energy?
11:56
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 3: What did Buddha Really Teach?
11:46
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 4: The Flood and the Raft
4:43
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 5: The Flood of Ignorance
7:02
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 6: The Trap of Fabrication
5:26
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 7: From Suffering to Contentment
6:26
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 8: Why it’s Hard to Meditate
7:04
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 9: You Don’t Need a Guru
9:17
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 10: The Meaning of 2012
7:33
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 11: The Illusion of Groups
10:58
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 12: The Digestion Metaphor
6:02
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 13: The Secret of Happiness
7:06
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 14: The Power of Faith
6:54
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 15: Contentment
8:09
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 16: Emptiness
8:05
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 17: Dependent Origination
6:31
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 18: The Origin of Consciousness
8:28
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 19: The Tamed Sage
7:06
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 20: Continuity of Identity
7:49
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 21: Consciousness and Name & Form
6:39
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 22: Name & Form and Ontology
11:35
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 23: “Not a Valid Question”
8:04
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 24: The Secret of Abundance
8:18
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 25: Overcoming Anger
6:00
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 26: The Fire Sermon
7:25
Pending Review
Cup of Tea 27: The Ultimate Weapon
6:48
Pending Review
Esoteric Teaching
Esoteric Teaching 1: The Esoteric Teaching
10:00
Pending Review
Esoteric Teaching 2: Principles, Practices & Taste
9:07
Pending Review
Esoteric Teaching 3: Tantra & Self-Realization
12:18
Pending Review
Esoteric Teaching 4: Beyond Enlightenment
9:08
Pending Review
Esoteric Teaching 5: Enlightenment Lost & Found
10:11
Pending Review
Esoteric Teaching 6: Our Work as a Whole
7:24
Pending Review
Esoteric Teaching 7: Freedom from Fear
7:23
Pending Review
Esoteric Teaching 8: Fullness Within Emptiness
8:37
Pending Review
Skillful Living (old)
Burning World
10:50
Pending Review
Intro to SLICE
9:14
Pending Review
Learning How to Learn
30:33
Pending Review
What is Skillful Living?
12:26
Pending Review

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