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In this lecture, Professor, Zen teacher, and author David Loy explores the relevance that Buddhist teachings have to our understanding of the current ecological crisis. Can Buddhism help us understand more deeply the root causes of the crisis? Can Buddhist teachings guide us toward more skillful action toward addressing it?
Joel Morwood, spiritual director at the Center for Sacred Sciences, gives a short 10 minute introduction to the fundamental purpose of concentration meditation practices which are found in all the major religious traditions of the world, followed by simple introductory instructions for meditation on the breath.
This is a 10 minute excerpt of a 1 hour video recording of a presentation by Joel Morwood, spiritual director at the Center for Sacred Sciences, at a meeting in Eugene, Oregon, on October 9, 2007. In this excerpt, Joel explains how Gnosis is beyond all concepts, how thought and language create duality, and how even "nonduality" is a relative concept.
This is a 10 min. excerpt of a 45 min. video of the keynote presentation by Joel Morwood at the Franklin Merrell-Wolff Conference held in Lone Pine, California, on 9 June 2007. Joels reads and gives a commentary on a passage in which Wolff describes the final moments just prior to his Transcendental Realization.
A 40 min. lecture by Thomas J. McFarlane on the paradoxes of quantum theory, given in April 2007 at the Center for Sacred Sciences in Eugene, Oregon. Intended for a general audience, simple thought experiments are used to illustrate the puzzling behavior of the quantum world. This video is made from the powerpoint presentation shown at the lecture together with a live audio recording of the talk. Some of the ideas presented in this talk were inspired by Bruce Rosenblum's book Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness.
Keynote presentation given by Thomas J. McFarlane at the Franklin Merrell-Wolff Conference in Lone Pine, California, 7 June 2008. This contemplative 53 min. commentary on Wolff's book Pathways Through To Space, Chapter 61, "The Nature of Ponderable Matter" is best appreciated by those with some familiarity with Wolff's philosophy.
Thomas McFarlane shows how science can be traced back through mathematics and the act of making distinctions to the nondual ground of reality. This 22 minute talk, originally titled "Physical Science as a Way to Realization," was presented at the 2010 Science and Nonduality Conference held in San Rafael, California, on 23 October 2010.
A 30 min. plenary talk by Joel Morwood given at the Science and Nonduality Conference in San Rafael, California, in October 2009. In this talk, Joel discusses a major challenge of reconciling science with a nondual perspective: explaining how science works. If, as the mystics testify, there is no real external world independent of consciousness, how do we understand and explain why our theories of science work so remarkably well? One possible approach to solving this problem is presented.
In this 70 min. lecture, Joel Morwood explains how Gnosis (also known as Enlightenment or Awakening) differs from our ordinary ways of knowing, presents some of the principle methods for attaining it, and discusses its relevance to the development of a new worldview. Recorded at a meeting of the Eugene chapter of IONS on January 30, 2006, in Eugene, Oregon, USA.