by Michael W. Taft Full-blown awakening means to notice clearly that everything you experience is a brain-generated virtual representation arising in working memory. This is known in various traditions as nondual awakening, understanding the nature… Read More »A Universal Theory of Awakening
By Katherine Burton and and Anthony Effinger for Bloomberg News/Financial Post When stock and bond markets took a dive in late January, hedge-fund manager David Ford kept his cool. Ford watched emerging markets melt down… Read More »To Make a Killing in the Markets, Start Meditating
Are you feeling stuck in your mindfulness practice? Did meditation lead to big, positive life changes early on, but now years later you’re just sort of treading water with no sense of making progress? Mindfulness… Read More »Escaping the Observer Trap: Free Yourself by Observing the Observer
In this super-short video, meditation master Shinzen Young defines enlightenment (very accurately) in under two minutes. Tl;dr summary: You realize that there’s nothing inside you called a self. The activity of the ego is present,… Read More »Shinzen Young Defines Enlightenment in Under Two Minutes
The field of contemplative science is rapidly growing and integrating into the basic neurosciences, psychology, clinical sciences and society-at-large. Yet the majority of current research in the contemplative sciences has been divorced from the soteriological… Read More »A Neuroscience of Enlightenment?