Speaking at the 2018 Radiant Intimacy gathering, Justin Garcia, evolutionary biologist at the Kinsey Institute, discusses the new norms in sexual relationships and reviews research on the role of sexuality and the impact of technology. He addresses several questions, including the role of sexual satisfaction and orgasm, the distinction between love and sex, and the biological value of stable relationships. He concludes by considering the slow love movement, noting that people are taking longer to explore their potential partners - that love is not dead, simply moving slower than ever before.
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A freer way of understanding is to grasp what we’ve been asked to know and hold it for a moment at a distance.
Compassion is the ability, by Awareness, to recognize and acknowledge only itself everywhere.
Lama Rod Owens is interviewed by David Montgomery for The Washington Post on Love and Rage, spiritual activism, Buddhism and white supremacy.
“The only way to change the world is to change the story.” We know only too well the story that defines…
Renunciation is realizing that our nostalgia for wanting to stay in a protected, limited, petty world is insane
...As you walk back by the little farmhouses, the meadows, and the railway line, you will see that yesterday has come to an end: life begins where thought ends...
Samhain is a pagan religious festival originating from an ancient Celtic spiritual tradition. In modern times, Samhain is usually celebrated from October 31 to November 1 to welcome in the harvest and usher in “the dark half of the year.”
May we all have compassion for every one of us being exactly as we are in each moment
Consciousness is not a thing. Asking “What is consciousness?” is like asking “Where does light come from?”, while watching a movie.
We are born into the world as one and we have no idea of ‘me’, the separate self, for some time until it is gradually instilled upon us by the environment and our developing mind.
When me they fly, I am the wings; I am the doubter and the doubt, I am the hymn the Brahmin sings.
Nothing would do what is required in each moment without a point of view of how others see it. Greatness is a judgement from the outside or, if it is from the inside, then it is a judgement that you are less-than.
The process of dependent origination is sometimes said to be the heart or the essence of all Buddhist teaching. What is described in the process is the way in which suffering can arise in our lives, and the way in which it can end.
from The Wisdom of Islam: An Introduction to the Living Experience of Islamic Belief and Practice
According to Ervin Laszlo, the coherence of the atom and the galaxies is the same coherence that keeps living cells together, cooperating to form life.
For many meditators, reclaiming an awareness of feelings is a long and difficult process. Yet in Buddhist psychology bringing consciousness to feelings is critical for awakening.
The measure of resistance in electrical engineering is called the Ohm. Although this Ohm has no known relation to the common Eastern chants with the same sound, it was no doubt a coincidence
Do you think peace requires an end to war? Or tigers eating only vegetables?
What am I up to when, with a couple of blindingly luminous formulations, I claim to take my stand as Awareness and to allow everything, free from resistance, effortlessly?
Stand as if you see creation before your eyes and know know that your belonging is undeniable and complete...
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