Scharpening The Mind

Scharpening The Mind
Talks and discussions with Kansas City meditation teacher Daniel Scharpenburg. Daniel runs Fountain City Meditation and is a co-owner of the website The Tattooed Buddha. He’s also a teacher in the Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun. Become a supporter of this podcast:
Why Meditate?
Apr 12 • 4 min
This is a talk I gave at Fountain City Meditation. There were 17 in attendance, including one child and one dog. Because it was the first outdoor meditation of the season, I decided to just briefly talk about the basics. Why do we meditate? Become a…
Spiritual Community with guest Daniel Symes
Apr 7 • 41 min
My childhood friend Daniel Symes joined me on the podcast to talk about spiritual communities. Daniel has been my friend since I was 11 years old and he’s a member of pagan and freemason communities. We discussed what those communities, and Buddhism, do…
Anger and Screens of Confusion
Mar 30 • 30 min
This is a recording of a live talk I gave online in the Tattooed Buddha Community Facebook group. I went over a teaching from Hongzhi in “Cultivating the Empty Field” then I addressed some questions and comments about anger. Become a supporter of this…
Grieving and Death
Mar 25 • 23 min
We all have to face death. Impermanence is a part of our lives and one thing we all have in common is that we lose the people we care about. What can help us with our grief? In this episode I get personal and talk about my own story. ——Recommended…
Insecurity Part 2: with Daniel and Alicia
Mar 20 • 38 min
Daniel and Alicia talk about: Insecurity, Introspection, and Brain Weasels. Become a supporter of this podcast:
Insecurity Part 1: with Daniel and Alicia
Mar 10 • 29 min
Part one of a series. Insecurity is something we all struggle with it. In this episode Daniel and Alicia explore Daniel’s insecurity regarding hosting events. Become a supporter of this podcast:
With Thoughts Clear, Sitting Silently
Mar 5 • 5 min
What’s holding us back? Often it’s ourselves. We’re not broken, or at least no more broken than anyone else. With quotes from “Cultivating the Empty Field” Become a supporter of this podcast:
Feb 15 • 5 min
True Charity, True Sharing, True Giving. With a quote from Mirror of Zen Become a supporter of this podcast:
Perceptions and Reality
Feb 4 • 7 min
How does the way we see things shape our experience? This talk includes a story about a young monk who tried to walk from Korea to China and learned something about the power of our minds. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Jan 30 • 14 min
We are telling ourselves stories all the time. We re-create our past. We worry/have expectations about the future. And we tell all sorts of stories about ourselves and others. Is this helpful? “You can no longer deceive yourselves as sincerely as you did…
Alicia Marley
Jan 25 • 39 min
Alicia Marley came to the podcast. We talked a little bit about Buddhism, but mainly we discussed Facebook, having a sense of wonder, and Geocaching. Become a supporter of this podcast:
The Three Essentials
Jan 23 • 11 min
Great Faith, Great Doubt, Great Determination. Trying to practice without all three of these present is like having a table that’s missing a leg. Become a supporter of this podcast: