Paul Verhaeghen joins us to speak about secular Buddhist ethics.
One of the common criticisms us atheists and sometimes us Buddhists receive is that we have no morals without a deeply religious conviction to guide us. And yet, many of us secular Buddhists manage to curb our murderous tendencies, and fit right in with an unsuspecting public. So how can that possibly be, without the lamp of faith to light our way in the darkness?
Paul Verhaeghen is Professor of Psychology at Georgia Tech, researching cognition and brain science, and cognitive aging.
So, sit back, relax, and have a nice Tranquili-tea.
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Category: The Secular Buddhist Podcast
Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society.
Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.