March 15, 2007

Buddha Break 2007.03.15

  • A new videogame teaches Buddhist principles.

  • New book: Horizons in Buddhist Psychology (2006), edited by Maurits G.T. Kwee, Kenneth J. Gergen and Fusako Koshikawa.

    Description:This book is for those who are interested in Buddhist teachings and all who seek routes to growth in human well-being, particularly therapists, coaches, and scientists. It is a vanguard work that sets a cultural revolution in motion by bringing the fruits of the Buddhist heritage together with contemporary therapy, systematic research, and postmodern thought. The volume contains 28 chapters by 38 contributors from 12 countries, and introduces a range of useful practices, evidence of their efficacy, and integrative theoretical deliberations. Its contents move toward a climax called New Buddhist Psychology.

  • A single, specific memory has been wiped from the brains of rats, leaving other recollections intact.

  • Is there a moral obligation to be intelligent? Is faith a moral failing? Is dogmatism dangerous?

  • Through the ages, the killjoys of governing elites have been threatened by public expressions of collective joy; it's time to reclaim what makes us human.

  • A new study reports on the state of human happiness.

  • Buddhism lures tourists.

  • Nichiren Buddhism fits Western lifestyle.

  • Belinda Carlisle talks about becoming a Buddhist. Here's a concise list of celebrity Buddhists (how cool is it that Lisa Simpson is on the list?).

  • Deepak Chopra on consciousness.

    Anonymous said...

    It's difficult for me to believe that Courtney Love is a *real* Buddhist. She probably has a couple of Asian-inspired tatoos, but do you really think she hits the cushion?

    The "moral obligation to be intelligent" link was broken. Drat.

    Caught Chopra on "Real time with Bill Maher" last week; he was actually pretty wonderful.

    George said...

    Fixed the dead link.