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.
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: