Vasilis Kyriakis

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philosophy of science

Interview by Richard Marshall.<p>Stathis Psillos is the philosopher of science who thinks about why it’s best to be a scientific realist, about …

Ethnography

What is Zen? (Part 1)

Read What Is Zen? (Part 2) by Peter Seishin Wohl A special teaching without scriptures, Beyond words and letters, pointing to the mind-essence of …

This Amazing Beach Art Will Give You a Moment of Zen

Artist Andres Amador seeks to highlight the power of the impermanent

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …

How To Stay Calm

The ability to stay calm has long been a weird measure of manliness. In today's high-stakes, high-stress world, that's an issue. But calming the mind doesn’t have to mean switching off. I think of it as a superpower that can rewire our brains, change the way we see the world and improve our …

Meditation

3D Tattoos -- Bringing Ink to Life

What do you get when you combine an illusion, an artist and a gun with a needle? Three dimensional tattoos. These photos expose the relatively new …

A Beginner’s Guide to Chakras

“Anatomy is destiny,” Freud famously said. If he had understood the subtle anatomy of the yoga tradition he might have said, “Destiny determines …

Episode 220 :: Massimo Pigliucci :: Secular Buddhism and Neo Stoicism

Massimo Pigliucci Science philosopher Massimo Pigliucci joins us to speak about his experiences with stoicism, and we discuss some similarities with …

The Best Yoga Workout for Your Abs

Flexibility, relaxation, less stress—even if you've never stepped foot in a yoga studio, you've probably heard all about the mind-body benefits of a …

Introduction on meditation and yoga, chakras and Hinduism philosphy

Excercising postures or asanas has two essential objectives. The first is that to practice any real meditation, one needs at the least one asana in …

Jack Kerouac on How to Meditate

An intoxicating homage to the ancient practice that milks the brain’s “good glad fluid.”<p>Centuries after Montaigne contemplated the double meaning of meditation and decades before Western science confirmed what Eastern philosophy has known for millennia — that meditation is our greatest gateway to …

Literature

The Best Time To Buy Airline Tickets

Airlines make money by anticipating our buying habits. It's a complicated process, but you can save money if you know when to buy airline tickets. …

The Info Post – Blog

Who would have thought? These three things – messiness, staying up late and swearing – usually are considered to be signs of laziness, bad manners …

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

Mindfulness in Islam

<i>By Maria Bhatti</i>We often judge yoga, mindfulness, and meditation as being “new age” or “hippy”, without really trying to understand the benefits such …

Excerpts from Jesus and Buddha -The Parallel Sayings

<b>Excerpts from Jesus and Buddha, The Parallel Sayings</b><p>By Beth Maire from the book edited by Marcus Borg<p>Compassion<p>Most striking of all the parallels …

Make Your Own DIY Herbal Tea

Some argue that herbal tea isn't technically tea, since it doesn't come from the right plant. <i>Herbal tea</i> sounds a lot better than <i>hot herb water</i>, but …

Sunbathing seals and harmonious birds: your February wildlife photos

We asked you to share your February pictures of the wildlife around the world with which we share our outdoor spaces. Here’s our pick of the best

False Teachings on Meditation & Contemplation - Finding God Through Meditation

In 1577, St. Teresa of Avila completed what is heralded as her seminal work on mental prayer, meditation, and contemplation in the <i>Interior Castle</i>. …

Thinking the Unthinkable

An excerpt from <i>Between the Dark and the Daylight.</i><p>There is a part of the soul that stirs at night, in the dark and soundless times of day, when our defenses are down and our daylight distractions no longer serve to protect us from ourselves. What we suppress in the light emerges clearly in the dusk. …

Greece struggles to get citizens to pay their taxes

ATHENS—Of all the challenges Greece has faced in recent years, prodding its citizens to pay their taxes has been one of the most difficult.<p>At the end …