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 Science of Meditation

While I listened to Rick Hanson‘s talk on The Science of Attention and Mind Training in the Science of Meditation Summit offered last month by Shambhala Mountain Center, I was happy to hear him speak about gamma waves and synchronized firing of neurons. As he answered a question about how does meditation practice or mindfulness […]

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 […]

Emptiness, Interbeing And Reality

This video is entitled, “Where Science and Buddhism Meet: Emptiness, Interconnectivity and the Nature of Reality” by Gerald Penilla. I have changed the name to “Emptiness, Interbeing and Reality” to demonstrate the importance of the insights of emptiness and interbeing and how they relate to the nature of reality. If you have followed my rantings […]

The Grand Scheme of Things

In Self-Awareness Can Alter Misplaced Emotions I reviewed a segment called “God is in The Neurons” without realizing it was part of a larger opus, Athene’s Theory of Everything. This video contains the segment on “God is in The Neurons” and it is followed by another segment called “The Grand Scheme of Things“. It starts about 21 minutes […]

Buddhism and Quantum Physics

I spent six years in graduate school in physics and learned a lot about Buddhism and quantum physics. This video caught my attention and so I want to share it. It demonstrates the convergence of the Buddhist ideas of interdependence, emptiness and the true nature of reality with those of quantum physics and modern physics. […]