A World Made of Stories?: Wednesday February 16, 2011

“The universe is made of stories, not atoms”: discuss…

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Judgement and Experience: Saturday August 21, 2010

Testing judgements against the fine-grain of experience.

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On the Move: Wednesday June 23, 2010

I’m off to China!

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Throwing Away the Ladder: Saturday April 3, 2010

The New Scientist and the ladder of consciousness.

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Meditating and Knowing: Sunday January 3, 2010

The limits of the mind, and meditation.

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The Storm Before the Calm: Wednesday December 23, 2009

Computer meltdown…

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The Dramatic and the Bland: Thursday December 10, 2009

Poets and monks!

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Questions we cannot go through: Tuesday October 6, 2009

Heidegger, meditation and questioning.

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Wouldn't it be a lovely headline?: Saturday August 15, 2009

Finding heaven in a MacDonald’s hamburger? Even William Blake might struggle…

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Settling: Monday August 3, 2009

The books are sorted, the cat is asleep on his beanbag, and I’m back to my meditation cushions.

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Kluginess: Wednesday June 3, 2009

Thought’s on Gary Marcus’s book “Kluge”

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Scholars and Meditators: Friday May 1, 2009

Meditation, scholarship and the mind’s many functions.

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Mountains? What Mountains?: Wednesday April 1, 2009

Tintin, meditation and the mountains of the mind…

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Slip Slidin' Away: Thursday March 19, 2009

Thoughts on experience

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Virtuosi: Monday November 24, 2008

Thoughts on meditation and virtuosity.

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Zen, Brains and Making Friends With Your Own Head: Monday November 10, 2008

It’s a complicated business having a brain.

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Meditation and Technique: Friday May 30, 2008

Ajahn Sujato and meditation techniques.

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Strokes of Insight?: Friday April 25, 2008

Jill Bolte Taylor, neuroplasticity and turning off those anger circuits.

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A few brief thoughts on reductionism: Wednesday October 10, 2007

Numskulls, reductionism and the human mind.

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Numskulls, Dumskulls and the Evolution of the Mind: Thursday September 27, 2007

Out of the dumb came forth… the slightly less dumb.

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Doing Nothing: Saturday August 25, 2007

Hanging around, doing nothing.

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Meditation in Schools?: Monday August 6, 2007

Should meditation be taught in schools?

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My New Brain: Friday July 13, 2007

A note on the pleasures of having a new brain.

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Not seeing the trees for the wood...: Thursday July 5, 2007

Attention, meditation and some tasty chocolate muffins.

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What Attention Lays Bare: Sunday May 27, 2007

Husserl, meditation and the quest for certainty.

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Mindfulness and the Breath: Friday May 11, 2007

Eight ways of looking at the breath…

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Meditation and Intimacy: Wednesday May 2, 2007

Meditation and reflection on the Mahamudra.

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This mind, this mind...: Wednesday April 25, 2007

The mind’s chaos…

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Liking Your Neighbours: Monday April 2, 2007

Must we like people to love them? Can we dislike them also?

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Human Practices: Tuesday January 16, 2007

Things lost – and gained – in translation.

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The Mind's Drama: Wednesday January 10, 2007

Unpredictability, impermanence, and the insubstantiality of the mind’s dramas.

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Nepal's Buddha Boy Takes up the Sword: Friday January 5, 2007

Ram Bomjon, Nepal’s “Buddha Boy”, once again…

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People are Natural Disasters Too: Thursday January 4, 2007

Earthquake, fire, flood… and our fellow human beings.

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Reconciliation: Friday December 15, 2006

Making friends with the world again…

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The Woal of It: Friday December 8, 2006

Hiedegger, Riddley Walker, and how to make friends with your own head.

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The Wind That Blows Through Me: Thursday November 9, 2006

Reflections on an evening meditation.

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Mindfulness and the Enigma of Life: Wednesday October 4, 2006

There’s more to mindfulness than washing the dishes very slowly…

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Life Without Free Will: Friday September 1, 2006

The lights are on, but there’s nobody at home…

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History as Natural History: Tuesday August 15, 2006

From the social contract to the natural contract.

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In the Cool of the Evening: Thursday July 20, 2006

Evening meditation.

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The Sheer Astonishing Remarkableness of it All: Wednesday July 5, 2006

In praise of David Attenborough.

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Baboon: Tuesday June 6, 2006

Feeling like a grumpy old baboon?

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Idleness: Sunday May 21, 2006

The virtues of laziness.

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Walking/Meditation: Friday April 28, 2006

Wallace Stevens, Rebecca Solnit, Korean Zen, walking and meditation.

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What is This?: Monday April 24, 2006

Thoughts on meditative inquiry.

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Turnips: Wednesday February 8, 2006

Meditate like a turnip…

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Buddhism and Philosophy Part IV - Practices of Attention: Friday December 30, 2005

Philosophy, language and the practice of attention.

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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?

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On Going Without Food.: Saturday November 26, 2005

Ram Bomjon, the Buddha and the virtues of a good, hearty breakfast.

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This Material Frame...: Tuesday November 8, 2005

More on materialism!

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A Dog Called Hippopotamus: Saturday September 17, 2005

Do dogs meditate? And who would call a dog by the name ‘hippo’?

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Disillusionment Dharma (Part I): Sunday September 4, 2005

Reflections on disillusionment and Buddhism.

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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?

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Longing for Certainty: Meditation Book Review: Friday July 29, 2005

Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano’s poetic reflections on meditation.

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