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What Happens to the Donations We Give You? How will you get by without teaching residential retreats?

I thought I would write a detailed blog (1200 words) on where your generous donations (dana) goes. I don’t recall writing such a piece before, except for a few lines for a laminated sheet of paper.

As with plenty of Dharma teachers worldwide, I offer my residential retreats on a donation basis. Continue reading 



Who am I? 40 Common Views About Ourselves. Brief Commentary. A Practice

Every view of I am might seem real, unreal or both at different times.

We might express a few views listed below of I am or many of them.

If a view is problematic about one ‘self’ or ‘another,’ then explore another view(s). Continue reading 



Who am I? 40 Common Views About Ourselves with Brief Commentary

Every view of I am might seem real, unreal or both at different times.

We might express a few views listed below of I am or many of them.

If a view is problematic about one ‘self’ or ‘another,’ then explore another view(s). Continue reading 



Three Poems. The Vow Upon the Rock. The Power of Eros. Who will You Listen to?

THE VOW UPON THE ROCK

You move your love beyond your normal reach,

and hug your life into an austere fast,

renounce what forms so old that others preach,

to take upon this challenge. Act at last!

Where you face daily the trials anew,

and devotion knows those torments to repair, Continue reading 



From Neuroscience to Neuro-Consciousness. Towards an Integrated Science. Second of Two Essays on Neuroscience

6000 words

Essay 1. How Much Does Neuroscience Rely Upon Inference? (see next blog)

Headings

  • Consciousness and its Content
  • Shortcomings of Looking into the Brain
  • Pleasure and Pain
  • Mind the Gap
  • No Getting Away from Consciousness
  • The Consequences of Exclusion
  • The Buddha and Science. Never the Twain Shall Meet
  • Intelligence and the Brain
  • A Perverse Duality
  • Meditation on the Infinite.

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