Monthly Archives: September 2010

My bright idea: evolution and empathy | Science | The Observer

So is it harmful to focus on our alleged selfishness? Yes. It is extremely dangerous. Many economists are great believers in the idea that everything in nature is competitive and that we should set up a society which is competitive … Continue reading

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Me, Myself and My Stranger: Understanding the Neuroscience of Selfhood: Scientific American

Me, Myself and My Stranger: Understanding the Neuroscience of Selfhood: Scientific American. The illusion of self. I just plain LOVE when modern science is catching up with ideas that have been around for several millennia. It’s like rebuilding old insights … Continue reading

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Divided Minds, Specious Souls § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM

Divided Minds, Specious Souls § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM. On the illusion of a unified mind. Could be a basic Buddhist teaching text.

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A discussion of The Book of Atheist Spirituality By Arthur Wells

Posting this on behalf of Arthur, who had trouble signing in,,,, we’re still trying to sort out some teething problems. A discussion of The Book of Atheist Spirituality: An Elegant Argument for Spirituality Without God, by Andre Comte Sponville (2006, … Continue reading

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Morals & the servile mind by Kenneth Minogue – The New Criterion

Morals & the servile mind by Kenneth Minogue – The New Criterion. I can’t say that I agree with everything he has to say, but lots of interesting points for sure.

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Staveley 3 day Sesshin 24 – 27 Sept

Staveley 3 day Sesshin 24 – 27 Sept Bonjourno fellow quake shakers and watchers of thus, We have decided that there is nothing we would like more than to carry on with Sesshin at Staveley in less than 2 weeks. … Continue reading

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Does practice make you a better person?

I remember when I first started meditating, I felt like a rabbit caught in the headlights. The light shone brightly on all my inadequacies, and I was appalled at how I behaved towards others. I felt like such a wretch, … Continue reading

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