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How Much Does Neuroscience Rely Upon Inference? First of Two Essays on Neuroscience

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(Essay 2. From Neuroscience to Neuro-Consciousness. See next blog)

Headings for Essay 1.

  • Movements in the Brain
  • A Clean Start to Life?
  • Are We Like a Computer?
  • The God Gene
  • The Brain and Love
  • Tracing Neural Activity
  • The Offshoots of Neuroscience
  • Determinism or Freewill
  • Consequences of Flaws in Science

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An Inquiry. From Ego to Inter-Connectedness and the Expanse

A retreatant participates in an Inquiry. An Inquiry does not include theories, abstract ideas, speculations or views of about the future. She or he sits besides myself in the front of the Dharma hall. A participant can speak about or ask about any significant issue of concern and interest that she or he wishes. An Inquiry might last for five minutes or 25 minutes and sometimes longer.. The Inquiry offers mindful/meditative listening for all of us. An Inquiry can generate an insight or understanding for questioner, listeners and teacher. The participant or myself can say ‘thank you’ to bring the Inquiry to a close at any time.  An inquiry might close with understanding or possibly for further reflection. 

Here is an example of an Inquiry. This Inquiry took place on the retreat in the Thai Monastery in Sarnath, India in February 2020. A few spots of editing help make clear when reading. Different initials used for person. Continue reading 



Dharma, Dana (Donations), Teachers and the Retreat

The Buddhist tradition has a beautiful, long love affair with the tradition of dana – a Pali word meaning generosity, donation, gifts, the practice of offering support. Continue reading 



Has Truth become Irrelevant to Political Discourse?

We find ourselves subjected to a political world of fixations of opinions around claims to truth, half-truth, distorted truth, fake news, suppressed information, falsehoods, deceptions, denial, and outright lies. Continue reading 



Worldwideinsight for weekly Dharma teachings online. The Dangers of Selfie Mindfulness

Worldwideinsight.org

for weekly Dharma teachings online.

The Dangers of Selfie Mindfulness

Worldwide Insight, an online network, is a Dharma group that you can join from anywhere in the world.

Each Saturday and Sunday, Insight Meditation teachers offer meditation instruction, teachings, and live Q&A on video. Continue reading 




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