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My New Zafu: Towards an Epicurean Contemplative Practice

From the early writing of my piece for The Humanist titled Death and the Skeptic, through my explorations of Zen in Tending the Epicurean Garden (inspired, in part, by Sam Harris’ call for the development of a science of contemplation in … Continue reading

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Review of Sam Harris’ Waking Up, Part II

Part I Tackling the Doctrine of Anatta That principle is the subject of this book: the feeling that we call “I” is an illusion. There is no discrete self or ego living like a Minotaur in the labyrinth of the … Continue reading

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Review of Sam Harris’ Waking Up, Part I

The following is a review of Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, by Sam Harris. I generally consider Sam Harris to be the right kind of intellectual for our generation, even if at times I do not agree with … Continue reading

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Enargeia and the Monkey Mind

In the process of seeking a meditative outlet for my practice of Epicureanism, I have explored with zazen and gained valuable insights that take me back to the third of the Four Cures that one of our masters, Philodemus, taught. … Continue reading

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