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Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-28-2009, 06:23 PM
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Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

It means essentially aeon or epoch. In both Hindu and Buddhist cosmology, big numbers are used to expand one's sense of things. It is both a mystical and actual time length, although since it's a...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-28-2009, 06:13 PM
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Posted By Alworth
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

Sorry I've been lax about joining the conversation.



Actually, the suffering is related to the sense of self. (I'm talking Buddhist party-line here, not general philosophy. Much of what has...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-24-2009, 11:18 AM
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Posted By Alworth
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

On books about the mind, I would recommend B. Alan Wallace. He has worked with Davidson and is currently engaged in a scientific study about shamata meditation and it's effect on the mind. But his...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-23-2009, 11:45 PM
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Posted By Alworth
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

Baltimoron, there's a group called the Mind and Life Institute that has done scientific studies into the effects of meditation. Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist at UW-Madison has led a number of...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-23-2009, 09:55 PM
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Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-23-2009, 09:39 PM
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Posted By Alworth
Re: Link to diavlog ...

We said we'd link to the four noble truths--and probably they're in SkepticDoc's list!

A comment or two on this diavlog. As Apollo-ites, we were aiming for a 20-minute cap, which makes treating...
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