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So I Went To This Buddhist Class Last Night … Part I

16 Jul

Last night I went to an introductory Buddhist class here in my town. I had a great time! And as can be expected, the experience got my brain cells moving around and you know I love it when that happens… I have been having a slow yet steady love affair with Buddhism for quite some […]

One of the Best Books On Lucid Dreaming… (that you’ve probably never heard of)

12 Nov

Control Your Dreams takes in a much wider scope than, say, the wonderful books on lucid dreaming written by Stephen LaBerge. Authors Jayne Gackenbach and Jane Bosveld tackle lucid dreaming at many, many different angles. While they explore the basic concepts of dreaming, what dreams are, interpretation, and techniques for working with your dreams on […]

Co-Dependence, Casuality and God from a Buddhist Perspective

17 Aug

Observer by H. Koppdelaney

  The nontheistic aspect of Buddhism intrigues me because I have a hard time identifying with anything that strikes of theism. I’ll grant you that the idea of God existing, an omnipotent creator of all that is, is at least an interesting explanation worth pursuing. This theory might not be right, but it’s not a […]

If everthing that happens is a result of karma…

26 Jul

If everything that happens is a result of karma… …then why should you have compassion for someone who was murdered? Let’s get to a real world example: If Daniel Pearl’s throat was slit ear to ear by Muslims extremists, according to the concept of karma, quite literally, wasn’t he was getting exactly what he deserverd? […]

Some Thoughts on Buddhism

18 Jul

Tonight I attended a Buddhist meetup discussion on the concept of the mind, and how the mind is actually seperate from the brain. Here’s some thoughts I jotted down while I was there. Please add your comments. Note: Meetup allows you to organize events based around a common interest. Anyone can start or attend a […]

Be Happy by H.E. Situ Rinpoche

29 Apr

An excerpt from the The Joy of Living by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

22 Apr

Yesterday I was at Whole Foods drinking a Yuengling and reading The Joy of Living by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche in the outside cafe. This book is the best I’ve found so far on Buddhism – especially because it intertwines an understanding of quantum physics and neuroscience into a Buddhist framework for understanding the mind and […]

Science & Religion: having my cake and eating it, too…

5 Feb

Can you guess where the quote below comes from? I’ll give you a hint: he’s a famous religious figure. “Given that one of the primary characteristics of consciousness is its subjective and experiential nature, any systematic study of it must adopt a method that will give access to the dimensions of subjectivity and experience. A […]

Philosophical Speculations on Life, Death, Reincarnation, and Consciousness

19 Jan

Observer by H. Koppdelaney

Disclaimer: emphasis on the word speculation. It wasn’t too long ago that I realized that expanding consciousness is the same as eradicating consciousness. When one exclaims a feeling of oneness with the universe they are paradoxically expanding their consciousness at the expense of their individual sense of self. Meditation, rhythmic dancing, etc all lessen the […]