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Meditating with Muse

| October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Meditating with Muse

As soon as I saw the first ads for Muse, the “brain-sensing headband” that provides users with feedback during meditation, I felt both intrigued and conflicted. After all, you don’t need a $300 electronic gadget to meditate. Would this be just one more mindfulness commodity, another plaything to become attached to? Would it be useful? […]

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Practice Circle: Relax

| November 5, 2015 | 3 Comments
Practice Circle: Relax

I think every contemplative technique I’m aware of involves at least some degree of relaxation. The practices I was taught in MBSR all begin with bringing awareness to areas of tightness and holding in the body and inviting them to relax; the Body Scan, which is the first technique one learns in MBSR, consists of […]

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Cultivating Wisdom in an Era of Technological Change

| June 3, 2015 | 2 Comments
Cultivating Wisdom in an Era of Technological Change

My grandmother grew up in the era of the horse and buggy, but lived to see a man set foot on the Moon. When I was a kid growing up in New York we had rotary dial telephones. Personal computers were just being introduced, with green phosphorescent screens and weird command-line interfaces. The first office Xerox […]

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Episode 158 :: Phie Ambo, Sigrid Dyekjaer, Richard Davidson :: Free The Mind

| March 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Episode 158 :: Phie Ambo, Sigrid Dyekjaer, Richard Davidson :: Free The Mind

Phie Ambo Today we have a round table discussion with film producer Sigrid Dyekjaer, director Phie Ambo, and researcher Dr. Richard Davidson about the new film Free The Mind. We live in a very exciting time, especially as meditators. It is likely that we’ve experienced the benefits of a regular practice, we see how it […]

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Crossed Paths in the Dhamma?

| December 7, 2012 | 20 Comments
Crossed Paths in the Dhamma?

An apparent inconsistency lies at the heart of the Buddha’s teachings: his dhamma recommends we follow two paths at the same time, which lead to different destinations. On the one hand, we are to act ethically within the world, so as to build up a kammic bank account which will help us in attaining better […]

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Episode 136 :: Melissa Falb :: Buddhist Coping for End of Life Caregivers

| October 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
Episode 136 :: Melissa Falb :: Buddhist Coping for End of Life Caregivers

Melissa Falb Melissa Falb joins us to speak about her research on Buddhist coping techniques for end of life caregivers. We also speak about Melissa’s upcoming study on meditation’s effects on implicit association, particularly as it may relate to our attitudes about others. As we find ourselves in this very early stage of the scientific […]

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Bruce Hood “The Self Illusion: How Your Brain Creates You” TAM 2012

| September 20, 2012 | 1 Comment
Bruce Hood “The Self Illusion: How Your Brain Creates You” TAM 2012

Psychologist Bruce Hood explores how the brain creates the illusion of the self. Live on stage from TAM 2012. With a special musical introduction from TAM emcee George Hrab.   Bruce Hood “The Self Illusion: How Your Brain Creates You” TAM 2012

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