The Awakening Factor of Samadhi

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled, “The Awakening Factor of Samadhi”. More information on the San Rafael Meditation group can be found here.

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Stentors: The Tiny Giants

Measuring in at between 1 and 2 millimeters, the stentor is a thousand times longer than most bacteria and a billion times the volume. On top of that, for a single cell, it’s extremely complex. Hair-like structures called cilia beat around its mouth—more of an opening, really, than like human puckers—sucking in food like algae, even spitting out bits the cell doesn’t care for. Again, a single cell without a brain of its own.

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Ask Questions

What are you learning? The Practice: Ask questions. Why? My dad grew up on a ranch in North Dakota. He has a saying from his childhood – you may have heard it elsewhere – that’s: “You learn more by listening than by talking.” Sure, we…

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Oneness Podcast

We spoke about how Western Buddhism, transcendental learning and gratitude for opportunity all play an important role in getting in touch with your faith and finding true purpose and happiness in life.

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The Neurology of Intention

Our intentions arise in the brain, are represented in the brain, and are pursued in the brain. Where else? Therefore, a basic understanding of how intentions work in the brain – and thus in your mind – is a very useful thing to have.

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Alphabet of the Heart Podcast

This Podcast Series features Dr Doty and Dr Kirby discussing a mnemonic Dr Doty created called, “The Alphabet of the Heart”, which he wrote about in his book, “Into the Magic Shop”.

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True Happiness

Is there a particular type of mindset keeps us from finding true happiness ? For our ancestors to survive, they learned to find the bad in situations. In today’s modern age, the human mind is still programmed to latch onto the bad even though that mindset is unnecessary.

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The Awakening Factor of Joy

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled, “The Awakening Factor of Joy” More information on the San Rafael Meditation group can be found here.

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A Fictive Flight Above Real Mars

The anaglyph images of Mars taken by the HiRISE camera holds information about the topography of Mars surface. There are hundreds of high-resolution images of this type. This gives the opportunity to create different studies in 3D.

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How Gratitude Can Change Your Life

”Without gratitude, life can be lonely, depressing and impoverished. Gratitude enriches human life. It elevates, energizes, inspires and transforms, and those who practice it will experience significant improvements in several areas of life including relationships, academics, energy level and even dealing with tragedy and crisis.”

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