Fourth State of Mind: Neurobiology of Meditation [Part 2]
“ Alteration of brainwave pattern as a result of meditation is a popular avenue for brain ...”
“Metta-Physics Launches !!!”
Why the Dalai Lama was refused retirement
“In March, the parliament of the Tibetan Government in exile based at Dharamsala, Northern India, ...”
Quantum Mysticism : Beyond New Age pseudoscience
“Albert Einstein, refusing to get dragged into the metaphysical speculation that the new science of ...”
[Video] Eugenie Scott : Why Science Is Agnostic
“ Eugenie Scott of the National Center for Science Education (USA) calls herself an atheist for ...”
What if the God Particle has really been found ?
“The hypothetical massive Higgs boson particle is often referred to as 'The God Particle', ...”
Focus : Philosophers : Jiddu K Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)
“Jiddu Krishnamurti was considered to be one of the greatest thinkers of our times ...”
What is it like to be a Quantum Activist ?
“Amit Goswami PhD, Professor Emeritus of Physics of the University of Oregon (USA) coined 'Quantum ...”
Comments : BBC Report : Religion to become extinct in 9 countries
“A new study on census data from 9 European nations (Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech ...”
Maths on the domes : How geometric patterns were spiritually inspired in early Islam
“Worshipping any other beings (e.g. humans or animals) apart from the One God was ...”
How Darwin argued for God's hand in evolution
“Although the Origin of Species is quoted as a classic scientific text, and generations of ...”
Psychology : New study suggests virtual possessions are as important as material ones to teenagers
“What does it really mean to own or possess something ? Something that we can ...”
The Dalai Lama on Diversity
“In this short recording, HH The Dalai Lama highlights why it is important to stick ...”
Applications of Mindfulness Meditation in the Study of Human Consciousness
“This article is a reprint from an abstract of Shinzen Young's presentation at the Toward ...”
Philosophy : Why God and Science go hand-in-hand : The theology of Thomas Aquinus
“Thomas Aquinus (1225 -1274), a role model for Catholic priests, exemplifies how faith and reason ...”
Comments : Amnesty Names Vatican in hard-hitting report
“The recently published Amnesty International 400-page report, "Amnesty International Report 2011: The State of ...”
Applying baby-steps in Buddhism to unhappiness at work
“Every time the economic pendulum swings to a recession and the dynamics of the labour ...”
Hinduism : The March of the Gods
“A traditional number quoted for the number of gods and goddesses in the ancient Hindu ...”
Would a completely secular or atheist society be more peaceful ?
“If atheism became the dominant belief system, would society become more peaceful ? Some people ...”
The largest-ever public health study on meditation shows multiple health benefits.
“ One of the largest public health studies conducted so far on on ...”
Why New Age defies categorization
“Those of us who try to define the new age movement through analyzing ...”
Why fundamentalism may be an evolutionary endgame
“ Fundamentalism is in no way restricted to religions and faiths any more : ...”
Book of the month : 'The Self Comes to Mind' : Antonio Damasio
“alt text Antonio Damasio, in the latest of his series of books on the mind-body relationships ...”
What exactly is artificial about Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) ?
“ In 1997, the when the supercomputer Deep Blue finally achieved its revenge ...”
Teaching children Reason in a Spiritually Uncertain Age
“Handing over our assumptions and beliefs to our children is no longer something we can ...”
To what extent did memory aids and mnemonic devices contribute to the early spread of Buddhism ?
“Buddhism, right from its earliest days, had a system of a structured organisation of sutras ...”
Was it 'artificial life' that was created in the lab ?
“ Exactly a year ago scientists at Craig Venter Institute in Maryland ...”
How Evolution is bringing the imams, rabbis and the clergy together on a common platform
“ The Imam letter finally joins the its Christian and Jewish counterparts, finally ...”
Art in the Depths : The Sorcerer of Gabilou
“ Hybrid artforms from the upper Paleolithic Era is perhaps one of the earliest ...”
The ray of light that never lands: non-supernatural views of rebirth
“ The notions of rebirth and reincarnation are crucial to the Buddhist worldview : ...”
Comments : General practitioner warned by medical council for suggesting to patient that Jesus helps
“As Dr Richard Scott , general practitioner in the United Kingdom ...”
Why one in five Scientists call themselves ‘spiritual’
“A new study conducted by Rice University sociologists has examined the definition of spirituality amongst ...”
Education : Can we teach our children to respect clumps of cells ?
“ One of the important consequences of a reductionist approach to teaching biology is ...”
How to stay healthy chewing with care - using mindfulness against obesity.
“ Although there appears to be an entire industry busy tackling the modern obesity ...”
Could the moral platform be the only valid path for religions to move forwards in the future?
“ Atheists and religions and have been locked in a bitter struggle in the West ...”
A significant step forward in the hunt for the missing anti-matter ?
“One of the commonest riddles faced by scientists and those who try to understand how ...”
Why Islamophobia must be vigorously resisted by everyone to strengthen its secular leadership.
“While 9/11 was an eye-opener to how destructive the forces of fundamentalism can be in ...”
Renounciation of absolutism
“ "Renounce absolutism, for from it stems oppression, ...”
Siddhartha : Herman Hesse
“SIDDHARTHA by HERMAN HESSE (1922) Type : Novella Suitable for age group : 16 ...”
A BRIEFER HISTORY OF TIME : ERIC SCHULMAN
“'A BRIEFER HISTORY OF TIME' by ERIC SCHULMAN (1999) Type : Non-fiction, Comedy Suitable for Age Group ...”
The circumstances leading to the birth of 'Yoga' (Book Excerpt)
“Around 800-500 B.C. in India, there is evidence that growing discontent with Vedic ritualism led ...”
Six old and new Japanese haikus
“ Kato, Shuson I kill an ant and realize my three children have been watching. Shiki, Masaoka. The summer river: although ...”
Five 55 word Micro Fiction
“The author Bina Gupta is an Indian-American poet, born in Mumbai, India and currently living ...”
A Noble Act
“ Author Timothy Shay Arthur (1809-1885), almost forgotten now, was one of 19th century's successful ...”
The trio of substitutes for religion ? Naturalism, Humanism and Democracy (Audio Discussion)
“This remarkable podcast interview from www.commonsenseatheism.com, provides a very commonsense view of why naturalism, humanism ...”
Why Intelligent design is the least intelligent way to approach the idea of God
“In recent times the media has projected the debate over intelligent design versus Darwin's theory ...”
Does a loving, forgiving God promote cheating ?
“A new study (1) published in the quarterly International Journal for the Psychology of Religion ...”
How 'science is a ladder to reach the Sky' : Selection from Gregory Thaumaturgus' tribute to Origen
“Gregory Thumaturgus (213 - 27 AD) intended to study law at Beirut, but along with ...”
A selection of 10 of Rumi's 'Love' Quartrains - Translated by Shahram Shiva
“Shahram Shiva is a performance poet, award-winning translator and scholar of Rumi and author of ...”
'Why me ?' : Dealing with self-pity from a Buddhist perspective
“Bad things happening to good people, and good things happening to bad people can seem ...”
Lawrence Krauss on the Foundations of Nothingness as the basis of the Physical Universe
“Theoretical physicist Lawrence Kross, Professor of Physics at the University of Arizona, described by Richard ...”
Comments : The first ever Papal tweet - a sign of the times ?
“On June the 28th, 2011, Pope Benedict XVIth posted the first ever tweet on the ...”
Why atheism is crucial for modern religious practice.
“The word 'faith' perhaps best describes the monolithic religions of yesterday, when it was important ...”
Does the future look bright for 'compassionate' meat-eaters ?
“There is little doubt that meat is nutritious and tasty, and that humanity itself ...”
Poetry : "E Equals Empty Scared" by Donaya Haymond
“Donaya Haymond is a published novelist and writer from Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA. Her four novels ...”
How Spirituality can be the secret ingredient of happiness in relationships
“Are relationship problems the most important aspect of unhappiness, or personal unhappiness the greatest factor ...”
God and afterlife : Is it in our genes ?
“The recent Oxford University study carried out by 57 researchers in 20 countries was aimed ...”
The Norway tragedy : A chilling reminder of the dark side of ideologies
“The gruesome tragedy in Norway, leaving 93 (as of writing) dead, is being compared to ...”
Why the witches have had the last laugh
“ After centuries of which hunting by the Church, it finally seems that the pagan ...”
'CHRISTIAN SCIENCE' BY MARK TWAIN
“ Here is one of the lesser known books by Mark Twain, a witty ...”
The pitfalls of positive thinking: a mindful perspective
“ If we browse the self-help section of any bookstore, the vast overwhelming number ...”
Scientology : The pseudoscience that built a Church out of science fiction
“While speculative fiction is entertaining and creative in its own right, a fiction writer giving ...”
RNA World : Clues to the mystery of the origin of the miracle called 'life'
“In our lifetimes, it may not be possible to arrive at a detailed picture of ...”
How Quantum Physics rediscovered Consciousness
“Imagine you tossed a coin into the air, and as the coin was in mid-flight, ...”
Can education boost our sense of religiosity?
“The findings of a new study carried out by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the ...”