Tilopa

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Kye ho! Listen with sympathy! With insight into your sorry worldly predicament, realising that nothing can last, that all is as dreamlike illusion, meaningless illusion provoking frustration and boredom, turn around and abandon your mundane pursuits. – Tilopa The Karma Kagyu lineage traces itself back over two hundred years before the first Karmapa, to the… Read more »

Ram Dass on Social Action

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From the ‘Ashram Without Walls’ series, Ram Dass discusses how we can align our aspirations with our actions. We learn to listen in order to discover our dharmic role, as we honor our incarnation in every unfolding step. “Don’t get lost in the many and forget the one, don’t get lost in the one and… Read more »

Overcoming Separateness

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We try so hard to overcome separateness with others. More intimacy. More rubbing of bodies. More exchanging of ideas. But always it’s as if you are yelling out of your room and I am yelling out of mine. Even trying to get out of the room invests the room with a reality. Who am I?… Read more »

“Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy” by Evan Thompson

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A renowned philosopher of the mind, also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science, Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of the mind, casting new light on the self and its relation to the brain. Thompson shows how the self is… Read more »