2018.08.18 TU Weiming’s keynote:  Spiritual Humanism: Self, Community, Earth, and Heaven

2018.08.18 TU Weiming’s keynote: Spiritual Humanism: Self, Community, Earth, and Heaven

It’s my great honor to have a chance to share my ideas still in the process of evolving. Hopefully it will make some sense and I’m sure it will be very strange to a very large group of people and some people who are familiar with my way of thinking may consider this rather common

Kuyken: Representation of Mindfulness – De-Mystifying Mindfulness by  Universiteit Leiden #10

Kuyken: Representation of Mindfulness – De-Mystifying Mindfulness by Universiteit Leiden #10

For a whole variety of reasons, for the last probably three, four years, the media has reported mindfulness in an incredibly positive way. And in my view, probably in an overly positive way. Friends of mine who work in the media tell me that that was unprecedented, and because news is news. For something to

Robert Wright on Mindfulness, Buddhism, and Overcoming Delusions

AARON MATÉ: It’s The Real News, I’m Aaron Maté. People who engage in a mindfulness practice, like meditation or yoga, will often speak of its benefits, a better attention span, less anger, a reduction of stress, even an easing of depression. Well, a new book tackles the question of why scientifically this may be. It

This Thing called ‘Mindfulness’ – De-Mystifying Mindfulness by Universiteit Leiden #2

This Thing called ‘Mindfulness’ – De-Mystifying Mindfulness by Universiteit Leiden #2

So hello and welcome. Since you’ve made it this far, that’s into the first session of the first module of this course, you’ve already made the series of momentous decisions and choices. Most importantly, for whatever reason, you’ve decided that you want to know a little bit more about what this thing called mindfulness actually

Evolution Fast-forward – Part 2 – Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo

Evolution Fast-forward – Part 2 – Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo

Integral yoga was developed by the Indian seer Sri Aurobindo and his French collaborator known as The Mother In the 1920s a growing group of spiritual seekers formed around Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry The Mother organised the group more formally into the Sri Aurobindo Ashram This ashram was in practice a living laboratory for accelerating

OSHO: Each Problem Is a Challenge and Makes You More Intelligent

OSHO: Each Problem Is a Challenge and Makes You More Intelligent

presents Each Problem Is a Challenge and Makes You More Intelligent It seems that my problems are getting more and more since I have become your sannyasin. Is that your work? It is my work. My work is to make you more and more aware, and when you become more aware you become aware of

Master Pointing #3: Spirituality Cannot be Taught, It Can Only Flower

Master Pointing #3: Spirituality Cannot be Taught, It Can Only Flower

Master Pointing #3 Spirituality Cannot Be Taught, It Can Only Flower Namaste. I feel spontaneously to speak a little bit about a very important contemplation that has been going on here. And that is, it seems there’s a lot of people studying, practicing spirituality, with the aim of becoming liberated beings. What I have found

Mindful Self-Acceptance? Bad Idea According to Ancient Chinese Philosophers.

Mindful Self-Acceptance? Bad Idea According to Ancient Chinese Philosophers.

Mindfulness is one of the big ideas that’s come in from Asia that’s had a huge impact on America, and basically the idea of mindfulness as it’s practiced in America is one of teaching one to accept one’s feelings. If one feels anger or jealousy, just sort of distance oneself from it, and the goal

Mindlessness – De-Mystifying Mindfulness by Universiteit Leiden #5

Mindlessness – De-Mystifying Mindfulness by Universiteit Leiden #5

In the last few sessions, we spent quite some time exploring some of the ways in which mindfulness is represented in popular culture and in contemporary societies. In particular, we’ve considered the images of the scientist, the monk and then the Ninja as archetypes that illustrate some of the associations and preconceptions that are prevalent