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by Moggalana
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Iddhis: "real" or not?
Replies: 14
Views: 2175

Iddhis: "real" or not?

What do you think or believe? Please share your opinion.
by Moggalana
Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happiness and its' causes Conference
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Happiness and its' causes Conference

You definitely have a lot of good conferences down there! I liked Ricard's books a lot and his talks are probably just as well :)
by Moggalana
Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Sound of Silence???
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: The Sound of Silence???

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...
by Moggalana
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Modus.Ponens!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1880

Re: Happy Birthday Modus.Ponens!!!

Happy Birthday :)
by Moggalana
Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!
Replies: 12
Views: 1269

Re: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!

Grüß dich :)
by Moggalana
Sun May 29, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Well that's dandy
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: Well that's dandy

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...
by Moggalana
Sat May 28, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Susan Blackmore: Conversations on Consciousness
Replies: 0
Views: 330

Susan Blackmore: Conversations on Consciousness

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...
by Moggalana
Sat May 28, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Well that's dandy
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: Well that's dandy

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...
by Moggalana
Sat May 28, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Well that's dandy
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: Well that's dandy

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...
by Moggalana
Mon May 23, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Thomas Metzinger: spirituality and intellectual honesty
Replies: 4
Views: 2406

Thomas Metzinger: spirituality and intellectual honesty

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 ...
by Moggalana
Sat May 21, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Becoming Ajahn Brahm's disciple
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

Re: Becoming Ajahn Brahm's disciple

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...
by Moggalana
Sun May 15, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Invite for critique
Replies: 11
Views: 2648

Re: Invite for critique

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...
by Moggalana
Sun May 15, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Sam Harris on meditation
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Re: Sam Harris on meditation

I like Sam Harris' writing. See also his essay Killing the Buddha.
by Moggalana
Sat May 14, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Invite for critique
Replies: 11
Views: 2648

Re: Invite for critique

Concise. I like it. Maybe you could also include a short instruction on how to practice anapanasati or metta.