What’s the Use of Memory? A Practice of Memory and Saṁskāra

Memory, as Proust reminds us, is not always a reflection of the way things actually were. Indeed, human memory, unlike, say, computer memory, fulfills a different function. The function of memory has been analyzed by both contemporary psychology and in the literature of classical yoga, with so

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Nuclear Krishna: Kant, Morality and the Atomic Bomb

“I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, ‘Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.’ I suppose we all thought that, one way or anothe

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Duality & Nonduality

Students of 21st Century Transnational Postural Yoga typically begin our study with little or no theory; practice is all.  As we deepen our practice, we are introduced to what we are told is “Yoga Philosophy.” Depending on the tradition we are studying, this is usually a pat genealogy; we ar

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The Four Noble Truths

When the great universal teacher Shakyamuni Buddha first spoke about the Dharma in the noble land of India, he taught the four noble truths: the truths of suffering, the cause of suffering, the cessation of suffering and the path to the cessation of suffering. Since many books contain discus

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What Is Meditation Research? A Comprehensive Overview.

This article offers an overview of meditation research: its history, recent developments, and future directions. As the number and scope of studies grow, the field has converged with cognitive and affective neuroscience, and spawned many clinical applications. Recent work has shed light on the

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What is Eastern Philosophy? [Video]

Jacob Kyle answers the question “What is Eastern Philosophy?”.

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Livia Cohen-Shapiro on Yoga as Somatic Psychology (#40)

Livia is a pioneer in the intersection of yoga and psychology with a dedication to embodiment. She is known for weaving together yogic teachings, disciplined asana and somatic psychology in clear and meaningful ways inspiring teachers and students alike towards greater safety, trust and the

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