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- Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:27 pm
- Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
- Topic: The Sound of Silence???
- Replies: 3
- Views: 605
This seems related: In 1951, Cage visited the anechoic chamber at Harvard University. An anechoic chamber is a room designed in such a way that the walls, ceiling and floor absorb all sounds made in the room, rather than reflecting them as echoes. Such a chamber is also externally sound-proofed. Cag...
The sailboat picture was a hard one for me. I just didn't see the difference. I showed it to my dad, who is a sailor, and he spotted it right away. He had more trouble with the desert one. What I find even more disturbing is that a couple of mudsplashes on your windshield can create the same phenome...
- Sat May 28, 2011 9:07 pm
- Forum: Lounge (Archive)
- Topic: Susan Blackmore: Conversations on Consciousness
- Replies: 0
- Views: 325
If you are interested in the scientific study of consciousness, I highly recommend this book. It consists of 21 interviews with some of the most renowned figures in this field of study and gives a good overview about the current, diverging theories about consciousness. Bernard Baars, Ned Block, Davi...
Yeah, pretty fascinating! Kevin O'Regan's theory about visual perception is also pretty interesting to say the least. I first read about it in Susan Blackmore's great book Conversations on Consciousness: What the Best Minds Think about the Brain, Free Will, and What It Means to Be Human . You can re...
Change blindness is another interesting phenomenon. Can you see the difference? http://nivea.psycho.univ-paris5.fr/CBMovies/DesertFortFlickerMovie.gif" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; What about this one? http://nivea.psycho.univ-paris5.fr/CBMovies/Sailboat.gif" onclick="window.open(th...
- Sat May 28, 2011 8:42 am
- Forum: Discovering Theravāda
- Topic: Theravada book of the dead?
- Replies: 18
- Views: 2824
Ajahn Sujato's essay about rebirth and the in-between state in early buddhism.
- Mon May 23, 2011 9:58 am
- Forum: Lounge (Archive)
- Topic: Thomas Metzinger: spirituality and intellectual honesty
- Replies: 4
- Views: 2368
Thomas Metzinger is one of the leading figures in the scientific study of consciousness. His name has popped up here a couple of times before and some people at Dhamma Wheel seem to be interested in his work. That's why I wanted to share a talk he gave at last year's Meditation and Science congress ...
- Sat May 21, 2011 7:14 pm
- Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
- Topic: Becoming Ajahn Brahm's disciple
- Replies: 10
- Views: 2700
Hello Stefan, Seeking ordination at Bodhinyana Monastery Men from outside of Australia are welcome to seek ordination at Bodhinyana Monastery to train under Ajahn Brahm, but we cannot guarantee that this will always be possible. According to Australian visa regulations Bodhinyana Monastery must give...
- Sun May 15, 2011 1:19 pm
- Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
- Topic: Invite for critique
- Replies: 11
- Views: 2581
T Concise. I like it. Maybe you could also include a short instruction on how to practice anapanasati or metta. I do plan to include ajahn lee's Method 2. Are you familiar? I like them but worry they to long for an intro. Any thoughts? Yes, I'm familiar with Ajahn Lee's method although it is not my...