Oliver Oehm

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The Beginner’s Guide to Letting Go and Becoming Enlightened Through Non-Attachment

Buddhaimonia.Attachment is the origin, the root of suffering; hence it is the cause of suffering. – The Dalai Lama You’ve probably seen or read …

Dalai Lama

John Wilkes Booth killed Lincoln… but who killed John Wilkes Booth?

A murdered president. A fleeing assassin. A dead man’s vertebrae. A deathbed confession and a ghastly suicide. A family’s disgrace. Conspiracy theories and courtroom battles. Secret burials and an unmarked grave. An aborted exhumation and a hopeful DNA analysis. Oh, and then there’s the riddle of …

How (and Why) You Should Take a Few Mindful Breaths Each Day - Mindful

The untamed mind is sometimes likened to a drunken monkey that’s been bitten by a scorpion. In a chaotic bid to run from its pain, the monkey leaps …

Why the Breath Is Perfect

The breath plays an important role in meditation, connection, and reflection across a variety of spiritual traditions. In fact, the fine line between …

Meditation

Joshua Cohen’s Book of Numbers, reviewed.

In Joshua Cohen’s new novel, <b>Book of Numbers</b>, a struggling writer named Joshua Cohen is hired to ghostwrite the autobiography of Joshua Cohen, a …

The Grateful Dead’s Final Farewell Concerts Now Streaming Online

It's easy to write off the Grateful Dead—and I'll admit I did for years—as aging "hippies stuck in the Summer of Love," as a recent <i>Wired</i> article puts …

Mindfulness of Breath

Try these directions for mindfulness of breathing, a basic concentration practice: When you’re ready to meditate, close your eyes and bring your …

Meditation

Wireless router security: How to secure this vulnerable point of your Wi-Fi network.

You probably don’t spend much time thinking about your wireless router—until it stops working, that is. Our inattention to routers has been a …

How Does Meditation Make You Smarter?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you don’t need to be told about the relaxing effects of meditation. The practitioners vouch for it; and those …

Meditation

The Rewriting of David Foster Wallace

<b>Nobody owns David Foster Wallace anymore.</b> In the seven years since his suicide, he’s slipped out of the hands of those who knew him, and those who …

Literature

Mount Koya -- Japan's holy retreat

The young priest Kukai made his perilous journey to China as a member of a Japanese diplomatic mission in 804. Records indicate that he was already a …

Japan

Everything You Need To Know About Meditation

<i>By Jancee Dunn</i><p>"It'll change your life!" my trendier friends say. For the past year, they have been urging me to meditate. "Not my thing," I answer. I'm not good at Zen -- I'm good at running late to an appointment as I fire off five texts. But after a particularly chaotic week in which I reeled …

Chris Squire, dead at 67: The Yes bassist was the very loud, beating heart of the prog rock band.

Chris Squire was a plodder. The bassist and co-founder of Yes, who died this weekend after a battle with leukemia, claimed to have “never seriously …

Alan Watts – the Western Buddhist who healed my mind – Tim Lott

Ever since I was a child, I have been acutely sensitive to the idea — in the way that other people seem to feel only after bereavement or some …

Ego and Mindfulness, by Corrado Pensa

Home <b>›</b> Buddhist <b>›</b> Art <b>›</b> <b>Ego and Mindfulness, by Corrado Pensa</b><p><i>on</i> 7 May 2011 • ( 10 )<p><b>I would like to</b> consider the words of Buddhadhassa Bhikkhu when he …

Beyond lies the wub: a history of dubstep

The atmosphere of Belvedere’s, a dive bar on Butler Street in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood — with its stage and pool tables and little in the way of ambiance — was completely transformed by the bass. It reminded me of a water jet cutter. Taking water and streaming it at such a high rate …

Redesigning Google: how Larry Page engineered a beautiful revolution

<i>By Dieter Bohn and Ellis Hamburger</i><p>Something strange and remarkable started happening at Google immediately after Larry Page took full control as CEO in 2011: it started designing good-looking apps.<p>Great design is not something anybody has traditionally expected from Google. Infamously, the company …

The Failure of Multiculturalism

Thirty years ago, many Europeans saw multiculturalism—the embrace of an inclusive, diverse society—as an answer to Europe’s social problems. Today, a …

The Beckoning of the Ice Worlds - Issue 25: Water

I have seen the future of space exploration, and it looks like a cue ball covered with brown scribbles. I am talking about Europa, the …

Gallipoli: WWI's Most Disastrous Battle

It nearly ruined Winston Churchill’s career and launched Ataturk’s. On this day 100 years ago, tens of thousands died in one the most global battles …

MC Escher: An enigma behind an illusion

It’s an artwork that has been reproduced countless times in popular culture. But behind the familiar picture is a mysterious figure. Alastair Sooke goes in search of MC Escher.<p>It must be one of the most familiar images in modern art: a space-distorting interior that could never exist in reality, …

Amazon Echo Is The First Artificial Intelligence You’ll Want At Home

Alexa could be your next personal assistant<p>Your home is about to get a whole lot smarter. On Monday, Amazon announced its artificially intelligent bluetooth speaker—the Amazon Echo—is being made publicly available for purchase. The Echo was first unveiled in November 2014, but it was sold on an …

Amazon Echo

James Horner’s sweeping film scores defined a cinematic era

<b>James Horner (AP)</b><p>Horner, 61, Oscar-winning composer of “Titanic,” “Braveheart” and “Field of Dreams,” died Monday in a plane crash<p>Sonia Saraiya<p>June 24, 2015 1:30pm (UTC)<p>After a day of unconfirmed speculation, it's been confirmed that Oscar-winning composer James Horner, best known for the music …

Celine Dion

In Search of Haruki Murakami: A Documentary Introduction to Japan’s Great Postmodernist Novelist

Haruki Murakami holds the titles of both the most popular novelist in Japan and the most popular Japanese novelist in the wider world. After …

What scares the new atheists | John Gray

The vocal fervour of today’s missionary atheism conceals a panic that religion is not only refusing to decline – but in fact flourishing<p>In 1929, the Thinker’s Library, a series established by the Rationalist Press Association to advance secular thinking and counter the influence of religion in …

Cassini Spots One, Two, Three (Look Closely) Crescent Moons Of Saturn

When was the last time you saw three crescent moons at once? Unless you’re the Cassini orbiter, probably never.<p>The three moons shown here — Titan …

A Fool’s Errand: A Small Meditation on the Nature of the Zen Way

A Fool’s Errand: A Small Meditation on the Nature of the Zen Way<p>February 6, 2015 by James Ford<p>I no longer recall when I first heard the verse. But, …

The Gory Way Japanese Generals Ended Their Battle on Okinawa

When the World War II battle over the Japanese island of Okinawa officially ended 70 years ago today, on June 22, 1945, it had secured its place as …