January 31, 2007

Buddha Break 2007.01.31

Seeing as I'm up for some awards as a Buddhist blogger I should start to act like one. Here are some items that recently caught my attention:
  • David Ian Miller on living with impermanence.

  • Extreme Buddhism and Hardcore Zen.

  • My iPod, my self, and my technotranscendence.

  • "When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help . That's the message he is sending." -- Thich Nhat Hanh. Read more about punishment.

  • Daniel Harper blogs about the possibilities for post-Christian worship from a UU perspective. [via Arbitrary Marks]

  • Eastern philosophy promises hope for Western women with eating disorders.

  • To scientists, he is the world's happiest man. His level of mind control is astonishing and the upbeat impulses in his brain are off the scale.

  • The new Center for Spirituality and the Mind at the University of
    Pennsylvania studies the physical effects of religious experience.

  • "The brain seems to have networks that are specialized to produce an explicit, magical explanation in some circumstances..."

  • Attention and consciousness are two distinct brain processes.

  • "The Hedonic Set Point Can Be Raised" -- Nancy Etcoff

  • V.S. Ramachandranon the neurology of self-awareness.

  • Activation of brain region predicts altruism.