Monthly Archives: March 2011

Oh Come On: Genpo Merzel begins teaching about one month after disrobing « Sweeping Zen – The Zen Buddhism Database

Oh Come On: Genpo Merzel begins teaching about one month after disrobing « Sweeping Zen – The Zen Buddhism Database. My comment is on the Sweeping Zen site. Pls join me and SPEAK UP!

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Gary Snyder interviewed by Matt J

Gary Snyder interviewed by Matt J. A longish interview with my near lifelong idol Gary Snyder. Worth reading

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Morality is a Culturally Conditioned Response | Philosophy Now

Morality is a Culturally Conditioned Response | Philosophy Now. And still more on morals. This is one area where we really are locked into our own value system. Is it important to know whether it is genetically hard-wired or culturally … Continue reading

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The blurred reality of humanity – Science, News – The Independent

The blurred reality of humanity – Science, News – The Independent. I’ve seen missives from scientists grandly declaiming that yes, Buddhism might more or less be right. It’s really the other way round though: Buddhists sit back and watch science … Continue reading

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The self: why science is not enough – life – 15 March 2011 – New Scientist

The self: why science is not enough – life – 15 March 2011 – New Scientist. You might have to sign up (free) to read the full article. It’s worth the time.

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Buddhism and the Brain § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM

Buddhism and the Brain § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM. More from the same guy. But he REALLY needs to beef up a bit on Buddhist thought, before he writes further on the matter. (told him..) Some of the lines hurt: “When considering a … Continue reading

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Weblog van Taede A. Smedes: Jesse Bering – “The God / Belief Instinct” (deel 7 – slot)

Weblog van Taede A. Smedes: Jesse Bering – “The God / Belief Instinct” (deel 7 – slot). This is a discussion of a book I have not read, but I’ve followed the author, Jesse Bering for a while now. (Friend … Continue reading

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