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 […]

Learn Focusing

In yesterday’s article, we learned an interesting thing about focusing on the body from Dr. Eugene Gendlin. In today’s video, Dr. Eugene Gendlin explains how to learn focusing. There are six steps to focusing: Clearing a Space: How are you? What’s between you and feeling fine? Don’t answer, let what comes in your body do […]

Focusing On The Body

These words of wisdom are for focusing on the body. They were taught by Dr. Eugene Gendlin, a philosopher and psychotherapist who was very influential in my life. He was a protege of Carl Rogers. He is known for his development of a phenomenological approach to therapy which he called focusing. “Focusing shows how to […]

The Search For Consciousness

When I was a graduate student in physics at the University of Chicago I met Dr. Eugene Genelin who was a professor of psychology. He was well-known for his discovery of the technique known as focusing, which, in my view is very similar to vipassana meditation. While preparing for a talk for him and his graduate […]

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. […]

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