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Leigh Brasington
Name:Leigh Brasington
Birth Date:4 May '49
Childhood Home:Leland, Mississippi
Education:Leland High School '67, Valedictorian
Rhodes College, '71, B.A. with honors in Mathematics, Phi Beta Kappa
Marital Status:Single
  • Dynabook Portege X30 ultrabook with Windows/10
  • Toshiba Portege Z835 ultrabook with Windows/7
  • MSI Wind U100-035US sub-notebook with Windows/XP
  • Kindle DX and Kindle 6" ebook readers
  • Google Pixel 3A smartphone with Project Fi
  • Car:2017 Chevy Bolt.   Previous Car: 2001 Toyota Prius
    Hobbies:Spiritual Evolution, Foreign Travel, Hiking, Asian Religions, Asian Art, Storytelling, Computers, Science, Swimming
    Occupation:Meditation Teacher, retired Software Engineer
  • Right Concentration: A Practical Guide to the Jhānas, Shambhala, Autumn 2015, ISBN: 1611802695
  • Das Glück der Meditation Wegweiser in die Jhānas, Jhana Verlag, Herbst 2018, ISBN: 978-3-931274-66-5
  • A helyes összpontosítás: Gyakorlati útmutató a jhanákhoz, Ősz 2021, ISBN: 9786150119922
  • Juiste concentratie: een praktische leidraad voor het beoefenen van de jhanas, dec 2021, ISBN: 9789056704209
  • Dependent Origination and Emptiness: Streams Of Dependently Arising Processes Interacting, Autumn 2021, ISBN: 978-0578314303
  • The Gradual Training: The Buddha's Step-by-Step Guide for Awakening, Spring 2024, ISBN: 979-8-218-39293-2
  • The Priority Argument, Southwestern at Memphis Department of Mathematics, May 1971
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  • Visible Here and Now: The Rewards of Spiritual Practice, by Ayya Khema, Feb 2001, ISBN: 1570624925
  • The Path to Peace: A Buddhist Guide to Cultivating Loving-Kindness, by Ayya Khema, Shambhala, 19 July, 2022, ISBN: 9781611809503
  • Quotes:"Don't take yourself so seriously - you'll never get out of this alive."
    "Clean up your act, learn to concentrate, use your concentrated mind to gain wisdom."
    "Positive feedback loop: Smiling generates endorphins..."
    "He is no fool who gives up what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose."
    "A rich person is not one who has a lot, but one who needs little."
    "Don’t be sad that it’s over. Smile because it happened."
    "There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance—that principle is contempt prior to investigation." Herbert Spencer
    "It's important to be with others in a way that brings out the best in them,
      so that they feel better about themselves for having been around you." Isabel Mills Oakwood
    "Picking the proper perspective when pondering potentialities is potent practice."
    "Stop telling yourself stories; pay attention to what's actually happening."
    "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." John Muir
    "There ain't nuthin' but streams of dependently arising processes interacting."
    "All that really matters is who you love and how well you love them."
    "Evolve or Die!"
    "Never trust a computer any further than you can comfortably kick it barefooted."
    "Just because it's on the internet doesn't mean it's true."
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