Category Archives: Fascinating People

These posts center on a single remarkable individual.

Science Studies… Awakening ?

Can science actually study awakening ? This April, I attended the 2014 Consciousness Conference in Tucson, AZ,  titled Toward a Science of Consciousness. The conference consists mostly of academic work in the fields of neuroscience, brain science, philosophy, psychology, and … Continue reading

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Wittgenstein

Say what you please, as long as it does not prevent you from seeing how things are. (And when you see that, there will be some things that you won’t say.) – Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosophical Investigations 2009 #79 ********************************************* Header … Continue reading

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if there’s no ‘there’ out there… by miriam louisa

if there’s no ‘there’ out there… by miriam louisa I keep on checking but I always fail to find a ‘within’ or ‘out there’ apart from thoughts in mind so how can I ‘go within’ to ‘nurture’ the Immeasurable or ‘cultivate’ it … Continue reading

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Thoughts Dance their Enticing Moves by Nirmala

Thoughts dance their enticing moves before my entranced inner sight but the spell is broken when I wonder who is entranced memories beckon seductively with all the luster they can manage yet their shine is swallowed in the light behind … Continue reading

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No True Things by Susan Kahn

No True Things To see that there are no true things Is to fall through crevasses, Through the appearing bedrock And into an emptiness. One finds a freedom To wander among open fields Of neither thing nor no thing. With … Continue reading

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can you, do you, live this savage wisdom? by miriam louisa

can you, do you, live this savage wisdom? by miriam louisa impossible! see this ultimate knowingness isn’t a teaching, a path, a doctrine one can ‘live’ or embody (although the earnest peddlers of nonduality apps would love you to buy the … Continue reading

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Dzogchen Practice in Everyday Life by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Dzogchen Practice in Everyday Life by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche The everyday practice of dzogchen is simply to develop a complete carefree acceptance, an openness to all situations without limit. We should realise openness as the playground of our emotions and … Continue reading

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White House Anti-Nuclear Peace Vigil since 1981

Not long ago I visited Washington DC. Two individuals maintained an anti nuclear / peace vigil in a park across the street from & just North of the White House, for 31 years: Concepcion Picciotto and the late W. Thomas.(deceased, … Continue reading

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Humility as Nothing to Defend

[ This guest post comes entirely from Jeff Foster. Enjoy ! ] I find truth in anything anyone ever says about me, so nobody can be my enemy. Call me a fraud, I can find it. Call me a liar, … Continue reading

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The Tientiei Mountains are my Home by Han Shan

Han Shan For what do people strive? Money, fame, successful relationships, or the Dharma? Attain Dharma and gain more than the other three combined. He who has attained Dharma lacks nothing. He called himself ‘Cold Mountain’ and lived as a … Continue reading

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