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Free will: its locus is the mind

Action in the physical world is a smaller set of options than action within the mind.

Thus, the locus of free will is the mind not the body or its actions. 298 more words


Error, ignorance, and disproportionality

Error, ignorance, and disproportionality are important factors in all forms of human communication.

They underlie and often dominate all individual psychology, all interpersonal communication, and all social arrangements… 440 more words

Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)

Special Days in June 2017

6/09/2017 (Friday)

Anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Enlightment & Parinirvana (the 15th of the 4th month)

On June 9th, 2017, it is the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Enlightment and Parinirvana.   84 more words

Buddhist Practice

Philosophical psychology

Are your thought patterns valid? Are your premises true? Is your mind sound?

Buddhism further asks are your mental states wholesome? Are they conducive to enlightenment, wisdom, freedom from delusion? 298 more words

Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)

The Practice of Meditation

I started doing sitting meditation, or zazen, at an early age.  I wasn’t a boy.  I was a young man.  I have done it virtually every day since.  381 more words


What daily routine is recommended for a new Buddhist?

This answer probably depends on your school. The answer for a Theravada Buddhist would be different than that for a Pure Land Buddhist.

The Tibetan Lama Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche gave his beginning students a simple mindfulness practice like anapanasati as an exclusive practice. 285 more words