Making sense of this life we have found ourselves in. Essays on the intersections of Zen practice and science (especially neuroscience).

Why should you meditate? Finding inspiration for our Zen practice from the example of Tanjiro Read more
Time can seem solid and stable. But when we take a closer look through our Read more
Fair and unfair are ideas, constructions of our minds, but not in the sense that Read more
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Artificial intelligence is poised to transform many parts of our lives. But look closely before Read more

Where are we right now, in this moment? What is the nature of our reality?  These are the questions that brought me to meditation, and Zen practice, but also to a career in science (specifically psychology and neuroscience). 

Below, you can find links to recent posts about meditation practice, science, and how the two can offer complementary perspectives on this life that we find ourselves in. If you are new to the blog, welcome!  

I’d recommend starting with a couple of the featured posts below, on the ways science can complement our meditation practice, and how metaphors can give us some insight into the nature of our lives

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Our life is a precious treasure, but a fragile one. Like a whirlpool, each life Read more
Electric eel
Meditation involves expanding our awareness of sensation. But, even as our practice matures, we are Read more
Neon whirlpool
In our meditation practice, we hope to better see clearly the true nature of reality. Read more
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Our scientific knowlege grows rapidly every day, but will we every be able to touch Read more

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