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B. Alan Wallace Shamatha Podcast

There’s a wonderful podcast available from B. Alan Wallace. It includes over 20 lectures on Shamatha, including guided instructions. This is a very generous offering as each podcast is packed with teaching and practice. A definite resource for anyone looking for a nice guide and introduction (perhaps even more than an intro, this is nearly … Continue reading

Contemplatives in the East & the West, h…

Contemplatives in the East & the West, however, have explored the nature of the mind, consciousness, and human identity, and I believe they have illuminated dimensions of reality that remain largely unexplored in the modern world. Religion has become so hung up on doctrine, and science so materialistic, that contemplative methods of inquiry are often … Continue reading

B. Alan Wallace and John Searle.

I recently watched a debate between Wallace and Searle, certainly two intellectual giants on the topic of consciousness. Searle is well known for his contribution to the philosophy of mind. He has grappled with the hard questions: what is consciousness? What is the mind? In doing so, he has also become a formidable opponent and … Continue reading