Tag: Jason Siff

Episode 94 :: Sue Blackmore :: Skepticism, Meditation, and Consciousness

| December 9, 2011 | 15 Comments
Episode 94 :: Sue Blackmore :: Skepticism, Meditation, and Consciousness

Professor Sue Blackmore joins us to speak about meditation, consciousness, and her move from belief in the paranormal to skepticism.

It is fairly well-known that I’m a skeptic. Not to be confused with a cynic, or a denier. As host of the Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast, Dr. Steven Novella of the New England Skeptical Society, has described:

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Working with Repetition (Jason Siff)

| October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
Working with Repetition (Jason Siff)

Does a formulaic approach to meditation get in the way of discovering exactly what’s going on? In this talk Jason talks about how we respond when our mind gets stuck in a groove, answering questions from those taking part.

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Episode 79 :: Jason Siff :: Unlearning Meditation Part Two

| August 26, 2011 | 1 Comment
Episode 79 :: Jason Siff :: Unlearning Meditation Part Two

Jason Siff Jason Siff speaks with us about Unlearning Meditation in the second of a two part episode. Jason Siff was a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka in the late 1980s, where he began studying Pali and teaching meditation. After he left the Buddhist monastic order and returned to Los Angeles in 1990, he studied […]

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Episode 78 :: Jason Siff :: Unlearning Meditation Part One

| August 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
Episode 78 :: Jason Siff :: Unlearning Meditation Part One

Jason Siff Jason Siff speaks with us about Unlearning Meditation in the first of a two part episode. We come from a long line of meditators. For literally thousands of years, there have been specific instructions on how to do this practice, and what the outcomes will inevitably be. And we have very positive experiences […]

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