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  • A Buddhist cop’s approach to justice

    By Cheri Maples, Lion's Roar A cop meets Thich Nhat Hanh I became serious about developing a consistent mindfulness practice when I attended my first retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh (known affectionately as “Thay”), in 1991, seven years into my twenty-year police career. I had quite a chip on my shoulder...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Transforming Ignorance to Wisdom

    Thich Hai Tri, newstimes.com Buddhism is about transforming ignorance into wisdom for ourselves and others. The Buddha saw the world suffering and sought a way out of that suffering for all beings. The word often translated as "suffering" from the Pali texts is "dukkha," but I prefer...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Cognitive Optimism Versus Zen Wisdom

    A Buddhist answer to cognitive persuasion and control June 1, 2013 by Andrea F. Polard, Psy.D. in A Unified Theory of Happiness, Psychology Today Do you want to sit next to a grouch who never ever thinks that things will work themselves out just fine? Or do you want to sit next to a Pollyannaish type...
     Posted by: brendah
  • BEA 2013: Spotlight on Children: Buddhist Principles

    June 01, 2013 By Ann Byl, Publishers Weekly Wisdom Publications has seen increased interest in books for children that teach Buddhist principles. The nonprofit publishing house, based in Somerville, Mass., has upped the number of books that meet that need, with its newest featured at BEA [BookExpo America...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Defining wisdom: An unmarketable commodity

    This recent opinion piece offers a critique of the project of defining wisdom, along with some thoughts about wisdom in connection to Asian philosophies. "Wisdom doesn't cling. It knows when to commit and when to detach. It is wary of extremes, tries to reconcile the opposites of the real and...
     Posted by: mcavanaugh
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Living with Vitality, Creativity and Openness in the Original Mind (2017)

    In the Buddha’s teachings, the opening of the awareness of the Original Mind and interbeing of life occurs when the non-dualistic cognitive based subject/object separation and alienation ceases. This enlightened awareness of life is fundamentally different from observing, fixating, contemplating and...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodgericketts
  • Thoughts On A Spiritual Practice of Transformation and Transcendence (2017)

    A spiritual practise means transcending the cognitive patterns that create our ordinary reality. As I discuss in my book, The Buddha’s Radical Psychology: Explorations, one must see through the conventional dualistic dichotomy of the relativistic subject/ object consciousness to welcome the original...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodgericketts
  • Knowing and Not Knowing – What is Possible? (2014)

    Knowing and Not Knowing – What is Possible? ‘Human thinking can only imagine reality, just as a portrait represents a person. And as a portrait is not “the person” it represents, likewise any theory is not “the reality” it describes. We then must humbly recognize that our minds’ coherence and logic do...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodgericketts
  • Actuality and Reality in the Buddha's Teachings (2014)

    Actuality and Reality in the Buddha's Teachings I was surfing the net and came across an image of two sign posts, each pointing in an opposite direction; one direction pointed to Reality and the other, Truth. This demarcation was surprising because often Truth, or Actuality, and Reality are understood...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodgericketts
  • Transformation through Buddha Wisdom (2014)

    Transformation and happiness through 'Buddha Wisdom' This blog I wrote for another forum but wanted to add it here. My weekend retreat began similar to others I had attended at the Buddhadharma Center, in a pleasant suburban setting about 30 miles outside Chicago, Illinois. I arrived by car on...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodgericketts
  • What IS Mindfulness? A Perspective that the Buddha Taught. (2014)

    There is confusion among professionals about the meaning and application of the practise of Mindfulness. This 'blog' explores that topic and comes to the conclusion that the Buddha meant Sati or Mindfulness to mean a function similar to what is now called meta-cognition or executive brain function...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodgericketts
  • My New Book The Buddha's Teachings: Seeing without Illusion - revised/expanded ed (2013)

    My new book incorporates the writings of contemporary Buddhist scholar, psychologists, cognitive scientists and physicists to provide a fascinating and authoritative framework for the interpretation of the Buddha's teachings. In this revised and expanded edition, the Eightfold Path and the practice...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodgericketts
  • Mindful Authoring Through Invocation: Leaders’ Constitution of a Spiritual Organization (2013)

    Abstract: This article examines how those who hold leadership positions in an internationally renowned Taiwanese Buddhist humanitarian organization establish themselves as legitimate authors of their organization by invoking a spiritual leader in their daily interactions and use this invocation to author...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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