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Was Buddha just a nice guy? Dean Radin: Changes in Consciousness

A back stage talk by a PhD presenter at the Electric Universe conference last month. This is really, really interesting... the implications are mind blowing.

http://youtu.be/MlNwUAMeeek

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Zazen meditation

I'll be working on this...

"2. Zazen is the generic term for seated meditation in the Buddhist tradition, but in the modern Zen tradition, it is often referred to as ‘just sitting’. It is a minimal kind of meditation, done for long periods of time, with little instruction beyond the basics of posture (sit with your back straight). There is no particular attention to the breath, nor an attempt to change the breath. Zazen is the ‘anti-method’ approach to meditation, but it is often done in conjunction with a concentration on a certain aspect of Buddhist scripture, or a paradoxical sentence, story or question, called a koan. Zazen is very difficult to learn, and it is very difficult to make progress with this method, because of the lack of guidance on how to do the practice. Also, it was developed for a monastic setting, making it difficult to adapt to an active life in the world."

http://www.iam-u.org/index.php/8-basic-kinds-of-meditation-a...

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

Very interesting!

I've studied breathing meditations, visual focused meditations (meditation disk), sound meditations (binaural beats and tibetan bowls), chants like the "Om" meditations as well, recently the TM method worked quite well and I found that the more methods of meditation I learned the more they all sort of guided me to this "Zazen" type of meditation.

By far remembering how to be present in the moment is key not only to meditation but to life. We spend time regretting the past and worrying about the future and never realizing that both of those only exist NOW, when you are thinking of them. The more control one gets over their NOW awareness, the better they'll be prepared and aware of what's to come and also be able to make peace with what has been.

Helped me understand the power of forgiveness.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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Love Dean Radin

I read his book "The Conscious Universe" about 8 years ago - just before I moved to Boston. My wife, who was new to me at the time, had it in her collection. We had all these books we were giving away because we were moving here from Taiwan, and we couldn't take them with us. This was one of the books she was giving away (she'd already finished it). And I was like, "Oh, this looks interesting. I'll take that." And I still have it.

Great book. And a great interview.

That was great

Dean Radin is a great man for approaching consciousness with his scientific background or approaching science with consciousness in mind. The more we talk about and share these discoveries, the better off we'll all be.

Thanks for posting this, fishy!

I really enjoyed this sit down with Dean Radin and Tom Campbell:

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyKbVthuFbQ

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muz1oH75-rI

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin