Hope and Delusion: critical storytelling for difficult times

Pari Center, 16 May 2021 Talk on the nature of hope and its place in the human experience. References to Viktor Frankl, Gabriel Marcel, Albert Camus, Emily Dickinson, Pema Chödrön and Thanissaro Bikkhu. Talk was delivered via Zoom to an audience of around forty people. Below a PDF with the talk notes and a bibliography. …

Coming Out As Human (i)

554 words Mindfulness, when understood for the radical teaching it was and is, is powerful because it does for humankind what so many other systems of inquiry do for the gods. Controversially, Mindfulness (sati in Pali) releases us from the mysterium tremendum of religion. The knowledge and perfections attributed elsewhere to the inscrutable divine outside of …