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Alan Watts – Out Of Your Mind

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Alan Watts – Myth and Religion

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The Overview Effect — Space Exploration and Human Evolution

OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo. The overview effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts and cosmonauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface.[1][2][3][4][5] It refers to the experience of … Continue reading

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To Have or to Be?

To Have or to Be? is a 1976 book by psychoanalyst Erich Fromm, in which he differentiates between having and being. Fromm mentions how modern society has become materialistic and prefers “having” to “being”. He mentions the great promise of … Continue reading

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Thich Nhat Hanh

The extraordinary life of Thich Nhat Hanh Monday 30 March 2015 5:03PM Kerry Stewart Uploaded on Nov 4, 2009 http://www.helpbatnha.org 379 young Vietnamese monks and nuns of Bat Nha Monastery, practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, are facing … Continue reading

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the Art of Meditation

Acceptance, Mindfulness, and Values: Why Now? Where will the dismembered teenager not loom? Posted Dec 19, 2008 The Morality of Meditation Gray Matter By DAVID DeSTENOJULY 5, 2013 Gaining competitive advantage on exams and increasing creativity in business weren’t of … Continue reading

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初心

Shoshin (初心) is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning “beginner’s mind“. It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner in … Continue reading

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end of the world

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The Power of Persuasion and Helping Behavior

In social psychology, pluralistic ignorance is a situation in which a majority of group members privately reject a norm, but incorrectly assume that most others accept it, and therefore go along with it.[1] This is also described as “no one … Continue reading

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Otis Johnson

Published on Nov 24, 2015 Otis Johnson went to jail at the age of 25. When he got out at 69, he rejoined a world that was starkly different from the one he remembered. This is his story.

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