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A Good Reason For Meditators To Exercise A Lot (And Not Just Sit On Their Asses)

Want to be a calm Buddha with a highly attentive and awake “diamond mind?” New research suggests that maybe you should get out from under that Bodhi tree you’re sitting under and put on some running shoes instead, for exercise, … Continue reading

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What’s the Point of Having a Buddhist Meditation Practice?

Is the goal of the Buddhist meditator the same as the scientist (the breaking of spells and the dispelling of ignorance)? Ron Liefer, psychiatrist and Buddhist meditator, in his book The Happiness Project (Snow Lion 1997), writes the following (14): … Continue reading

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Carl Rogers is What I Would Call Retro-Humanist Cool

I’ve always admired Carl Rogers’s orientation toward the world (emphasizing existential authenticity and choice,┬átransparency, imaginative sympathy, and meaning). In the 1960s, he used to have public debates with B. F. Skinner about whether people’s inner states were really all that … Continue reading

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Emerging from the Conformist Psychological Pain of the 1950s: See Here People Trying to Get Themselves Free by Shaking Their Bodies and Screaming at the Beatles

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