Secular Meditation and Buddhist Philosophy

A place where there can be an open discussion about secular meditation of all types and how Buddhist Philosphy (NOT metaphysics) might be used to enhance our understanding of the neuroscience and subjective experience of meditative states.


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"We who profess nonjudgment must not fall into the trap of blaming "them" for the dangerous ignorance that leads to horrific violence against other humans and against Nature. Nonjudgment takes a universal perspective on all things and understands ...
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thinkwithme 7 NM Aug 10 Aug 10 00 comments
Don't forget your hindu roots there buddhists!! Buddha was 9th avatar of Vishnu and despite your snub of the self Buddhism and Jainism are both heterodox Hindu philosophies. So make sure to check out the upanishads and the gita!!
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JeffMesser 7 OK July 25 Jul 25 00 comments
I happy to have found a group of atheist Buddhists. How many here follow the Noble Eightfold Path and which school of Buddhism do you associate with? I like the Theravada school, and meditate off and on, I seem to go a few months, then break off...
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JohnWay 5 CO Jan 31 Jan 31 66 comments
Hello, I am new here and was so happy to see this group. So.. my very first post. I have been an atheist for about 20 years and a Buddhist for 2. I am a member of the Great Heartland Sangha. Looking forward to interesting conversations. Thank ...
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Brerrost 6 OH Nov 20, 2018 Nov 20, 2018 22 comments
Interesting, in a not good way. [tonic.vice.com]
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV Nov 18, 2018 Nov 18, 2018 11 comment
Posting an article I just read and found very appealing to a dedicated "environmentalist": A Call to Conscience Theravada monk Bhikkhu Bodhi calls for the emergence of a collective Buddhist voice of conscience. By Ven. Bhikkhu BodhiFALL 2018 ...
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Manuelc 2 Canada Nov 3, 2018 Nov 3, 2018 11 comment
I was pondering my own foibles and whys and wherefores on why I feel a need to connect on a group such as this. In a non-judgemental way! And I was noticing that I wanted to check back often to the site and see if people were responding to my posts...
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Genna 5 AK Oct 29, 2018 Oct 29, 2018 11 comment
Meditation in the Time of Disruption [theringer.com]
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV Oct 29, 2018 Oct 29, 2018 00 comments
An interesting article on the benifits of meditation. [self.com]
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV Sep 26, 2018 Sep 26, 2018 11 comment
The Paradox of Non-Judgment​ (Written 2017-12-13) I am sure that many of us are familiar with the following thought process: "Oh no, I can't believe I made that mistake...I am such an idiot! If only I had done x, y, and z, this never would ...
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tsacrey 6 Canada July 1, 2018 Jul 1, 2018 22 comments
Happy to see this group.as meditation and yoga became tools of expansion hindu spiritual facism and building its own business empire.need to draw a line to separate yoga and meditation from religion. Hope this group discussions will help my ...
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William77 7 India June 29, 2018 Jun 29, 2018 11 comment
Thoughts are like Snowflakes​ (Written 2017-11-27) As I sit here, watching the flurry of snow outside my window, I can't help but reflect on how these fluttering snowflakes are like the thoughts that drift through my mind. For many people, ...
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tsacrey 6 Canada June 26, 2018 Jun 26, 2018 11 comment
Food for thought over the weekend: What is the cause of human suffering? I think it is when we punish ourselves for feeling or thinking negatively. It is when we crave the next hit of joy or adrenaline and mourn it when it passes. Its when we ...
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tsacrey 6 Canada June 22, 2018 Jun 22, 2018 33 comments
On Clinging and Impermanence​ (Written 2017-10-26) Clinging...impermanence? Say what? Well, these are words that are usually thrown around in a Buddhist context, but they are in no way concepts that require any metaphysical commitments. ...
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tsacrey 6 Canada June 21, 2018 Jun 21, 2018 22 comments
Mindfulness/Meditation Practice: The Importance of Support​ (Written 2017-06-28) So, you've decided to practice mindfulness! That's great. Let's see...you've got a cushion...check!.... you've got comfortable pants...check!... you've got a ...
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tsacrey 6 Canada June 18, 2018 Jun 18, 2018 11 comment
Mindfulness: Focused Attention or Open Awareness?​ (Written 2017-05-24) When we talk about mindfulness and/or meditation practice, we often say that it is about focusing your attention on the breath, bodily sensations, sounds, and so on. ...
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tsacrey 6 Canada June 16, 2018 Jun 16, 2018 22 comments
Years ago, I took a class at the local community college on Zen meditation, taught by a monk from nearby temple. I've been interested in Zen as a philosophy for most of my life. The following link is an essay as a final exam for that course. It's ...
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CrazyQuilter 7 AZ June 15, 2018 Jun 15, 2018 11 comment
My Journey into Mindfulness and Meditation Meditation and spiritual aspects of life have always seemed a bit "out there" to me, as I am a self identified skeptic. However, when I started hearing about it from secular point of view, from one of my ...
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tsacrey 6 Canada June 14, 2018 Jun 14, 2018 22 comments

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