Wild Geese: Wednesday January 18, 2006
Imperfect Buddhists…Tags: al-ghazzali, buddhism, islam, mary oliver, poetry
Fixing It.: Wednesday November 2, 2005
The world is beyond fixing, and perfection forever out of reach. Why should such a thought be liberating?Tags: buddhism, mary oliver, suffering, talmud
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Messianic Hopes: Thursday June 1, 2006
We don’t need another messiah!
Mortification of the flesh, with some thoughts on Buddhist logic and the consumption of cake: Sunday July 11, 2010
Cake, Empress Dowagers and a visit to the Temple of Longevity.
Gautama Buddha: Interview with Vishvapani Blomfield: Wednesday December 7, 2011
Myth and history in the biography of the Buddha…
The Machineries of Anxiety: Monday November 28, 2005
Does our 24-hour news society merely fuel anxiety? But don’t we also have a responsibility to know what is happening in the world to which we are so intimately connected?
The Dalai Lama and Brain Science: Tuesday August 2, 2005
Scientists protest against Dalai Lama’s invitation to a conference on neuroscience. Is such a protest justified?
A Little Light Reading: Friday October 26, 2007
A handy resource for consciousness studies….
Neuroethics: Tuesday August 19, 2008
Concerning my review of Glannon’s “Defining Right and Wrong in Brain Science”.
Judgement and Experience: Saturday August 21, 2010
Testing judgements against the fine-grain of experience.
Mindfulness of Coffee: Saturday June 5, 2010
How to carry a full cup of coffee without spillage…
Torture: Tuesday May 9, 2006
Is it ever right to torture? The problem with ticking bombs.
Zen, Brains and Making Friends With Your Own Head: 10 Nov, 2008
It’s a complicated business having a brain.
Lies in Which not Everything is False: 10 Sep, 2008
Stories – they are nothing but a pack of lies.
The Sutras of Abu Ghraib: 30 Oct, 2007
Aidan Delgado on Buddhism, ethics and the war in Iraq.
Baboon: 06 Jun, 2006
Feeling like a grumpy old baboon?
Meditation as Unphenomenology: 07 Feb, 2008
Meditation, cartography and the territory of the mind.