Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy is an author, a transmitted teacher in the White Plum lineage, and the director of the Sage Institute Meditation Leader Training Program in Taos, New Mexico.
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Get Out of Your Head

When we project conditioning from our past onto the present, we turn a benign moment into something else. Understanding the “five conditions” can help us get back to reality.

By Sean Murphy


Philip Whalen (1923-2002)

Philip Whalen, Zen priest, abbot of San Francisco’s Hartford Street Zen Center, and Beat poet, died on June 26, 2002, at the age of seventy-eight, after a prolonged illness. Born in Portland, Oregon in 1923, Whalen was associated with the West Coast Beats and appeared with Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder in the legendary Gallery […]

By Sean Murphy
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