Let’s start with Anaximander, who said everything forming in Nature incurs a debt which it must repay so that other things may form, which I see as the essence of evolution and a fascinating take on Dying to Live.
Since Western and Eastern sciences view the cosmos as made of vibrations, I will introduce my keyboard model to show how different sciences can hold apparently contradictory worldviews.
We will talk about the fallacy Vedic India saw as ‘Maya’—the illusion that the physical world is All That Is.
The consciousness-based keyboard model shows how any event, including the current pandemic, can be seen from such different perspectives, and why science and spirituality should never have been separated.
We will talk about materialization as incarnation: the densification of vibration. Sufi concepts of world as cosmic sound—vibrations even higher than light—giving rise to physical world sound and how dissonance always resolves to harmony.
Darwinian evolution theory got us stuck in designing the human economy as hostile win/lose competition because it ignored the far greater cooperative maturity that necessarily follows it.
Just so, a one-way entropic universe is now seen to be only half of reality, while the whole is always a dance of balancing entropy and centropy, chaos and order, dark and light, dis-ease and health, pain and joy and so on ad infinitum in both linear time and the eternal NOW.
Prognosis for navigating our Perfect Storm of Crises!
Imagine the opportunity to transform your own view of death, diminish your fears and re-frame your relationship to living and dying.
Brenda weaves traditional medicine, Buddhism, mindfulness, Toltec energy medicine and ancient calendar teachings to help others understand the times we are in as humanity.
In the Sufi tradition, there is a saying, “Die before death.” For Sufis, this is an exhortation to befriend death and the process of letting go as a daily spiritual practice.
In our world right now there are economic and political and surveillance systems that need help in dying.
Modern cosmology — the study of the nature and evolution of the cosmos itself — has allowed physicists to explain the history of the Universe from the first tiny fraction of a second until today. But what’s next?
Dr. Long has investigated thousands of near-death experiences (NDEs) with the results of his research published in the New York Times bestselling book Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences.
Lama Rod Owens holds a Master of Divinity degree in Buddhist Studies from Harvard Divinity School and is a co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation.
Heart-break is painful. There is no way around that. The loss of a loved one is devastating. It breaks you down. It tears you apart. The life that you thought you were living is no more. The person you thought you were, has died with your loved one.
Our ability to meet each moment in life with awareness benefits us immensely at the time of death.
All of our ancestors and most of our relatives are immortal. We aren't. How come?
In his meetings Rupert explores the perennial non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions.
Deepak shares his reflections on Death and shows us how coming to terms with our own beliefs about it can liberate us.
Instead of denying aging, avoiding death, or fantasizing about some after-life for “me”, Joan points to fully embracing the total disintegration and loss of control that growing old and dying—and living and loving and being awake—actually entails.
Learning the skills of dying occurs in the course of living deeply and well.
Caring for people who are dying can be an intense, intimate, and deeply alive experience. It often challenges our most basic beliefs.
How does one choose to walk closely to the dying every day?
Modern dreams of death and dying are deeply "humanistic", tethered to a vision of the self as independent and removed from "nature".
Life and death are not the opposites the modern mind has made them to be.
How NASA's Webb Telescope Gives Humanity a Revolutionary New View of Cosmos
Exploring how the mind extends beyond the physical self.
Which determines traits like sexual orientation, intelligence and behavior: genes or environment?
Excerpts from Advaya: the role of mythology, stories, art, and poetry in cultivating kinship. How do stories create/relate to belonging?
Comparing the foundational base of Blackfoot knowledge to quantum physics to an attentive audience at The Banff Centre as part of the Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science: Contrasts and Similarities event.
“Definitely these galaxies are a big deal, but it remains to be seen how exciting they will look in the context of a few months’ progress with JWST,” Carnall says. The best is yet to come.
Theorem showing that quantum mechanics really permits instantaneous connections between far-apart locations
I am a body plus. A body plus trauma, plus illness, plus pollen, plus spores, plus caretakers and friends and loved ones and wild kin.
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
An excerpt from the new book "The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine"
"Vision is an art, and nature an old master painter teaching us how to see the underlying reality of things to be — before they actually are. "
Cheese is not just a tasty snack — it’s an ecosystem. And the fungi and bacteria within that ecosystem play a big part in shaping the flavor and texture of the final product.
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