Focusing and Meditation

These words of wisdom on Focusing and Meditation from David Rome, are an excellent introduction for meditation practitioners. Focusing is a psychological process invented by Dr. Eugene Gendlin, a philosopher and psychotherapist who was very influential in my life. He was a protege of Carl Rogers and was known for his development of a phenomenological […]

The Dalai Lama On Science And Religion

The Dalai Lama was asked a question at his home in Dharmsala, India on March 15, 2011. He was talking with a gathering of Thai Buddhists. The question was, “As we know that you have been there working with leading scientists in the world during the last few decades, [and] they show keen interest in […]

Happiness And The Experience Of No Self

Polly Young-Eisendrath is a scholar of  Buddhism and Western psychology. She gave this Tedx talk at Middlebury University on Getting Free Of Self-Importance Is The Key To Happiness. The gist of her talk was that self-consciousness and self-centeredness lead us into the experience of self conscious emotions. She lists shame, guilt, envy, and jealousy as the […]