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It was Sam Harris who first got me interested in Buddhism. He's clearly got a strong intellect and thinks through things in a rigorous manner. But some of his comments about terrorism and pacifism ma… (View Post)
@Kerome Nothing quite like you've experienced, but I have felt a calm, peaceful sort of bliss. No energy to it, sexual or otherwise, but just a sort of temporary release from 'monkey mind'. It was a … (View Post)
I guess you could call my approach 'agnostic Buddhism.' I accept the 4 Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path, and especially karma as a psychological concept. For a very long time I was a materia… (View Post)
My old lama used to say that there are two wings of spiritual practice; wisdom and compassion. For the past several years I've been fostering compassion and empathy, through meditation and real world… (View Post)
@Buddhadragon I'm glad you find the holidays a joyous occasion. I'm not sure if how I see Christmas is genuine insight, or if it is just me projecting my negativity on the holiday. Maybe a little of … (View Post)