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Cosmic design from a Buddhist perspective
The Buddhist view of the origin of the universe is discussed. One of the basic tenets of Buddhism is the concept of interdependence which says that all things exist only in relationship to others, and...
Zazen and psychotherapeutic presence
Zen meditation, or zazen, has attracted the interest of many psychotherapists. The teachings and practices of the Soto Zen tradition are understood as encouraging important areas of both psychological...
Wisdom traditions and the ways of reduction
The book On Becoming Aware seeks a disciplined and practical approach to exploring human experience. While much of the book draws its inspiration from the phenomenological theories of Husserl,...
Being present : experiential connections between Zen Buddhist practices and the grieving process
The Zen Buddhist contemplative tradition involves several meditation and instructional techniques that have strong phenomenological and theoretical connections with the experience of loss and the proc...
Concepts from eastern philosophy and Rogers' science of unitary human beings
A brief outline of Buddhist thought is presented. Four concepts from early Indian philosophy which contributed to the development of the middle way consequence (Mādhyamika-Prāsaṅg...
Encountering Buddhism : Western psychology and Buddhist teachings
Scholars, research scientists, and therapists look at what it means to encounter, sometimes struggle with, be inspired by, and attempt to integrate Buddhist teachings into their own worldviews and pro...
A-void--an exploration of defences against sensing nothingness
This aricle investigates the psychology of the "void" or nothingness and how patients can see nothingness or a "nameless dread" as eminently hostile and threatening. The author explores potential aven...
The koan of cloning : a Buddhist perspective on the ethics of human cloning technology
What is Buddhism's perspective on cloning? While ethicists and review boards have engaged in much discussion on the ethics of cloning from the perspective of the world's great theistic religions, litt...
Altruism in science can learn from Buddhism
Science & Theology News interviews B. Alan Wallace about the Buddhism and science. Topics in this short interview include the Buddhist view of the self, subtle states of consciousness, lucid dr...
The physics of peace : quantum nonlocality and Buddhist emptiness
Author and astrophysicist Victor Mansfield looks into quantum view of reality and the Buddhist concept of emptiness. He outlines the 20th century debate in physics between Einstein and quantum theory ...
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