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John Hagelin: John Hagelin: An Introduction to the Transcendental Meditation Technique
39 minutes
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John Hagelin, PhD speaks about the Transcendental Meditation technique
Shinzen Young: On How to Change Your Life with Mindful Awareness
24 minutes
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Shinzen discusses "formal practice" and "practice in life" as he shares special strategies for allowing Mindful Awareness Practice to totally transform your being. Recorded at a residential retreat in Southern California in May 2014.
Shinzen Young: On The Journey to True Spirituality
67 minutes
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In this spontaneous dharma talk, Shinzen begins with discussing the components of mindfulness and the importance of understanding yourself as a sensory system. Then he weaves his way through No Self, science, Buddhist metaphors & meditation- to the "Eternal Fountain of Youth" - ending with a pivotal statement about his experience in regards to judging others.
Shinzen Young: Guided Meditation of Expansion and Contraction
55 minutes
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This exploration of expansive & contractive forces in our sensory experience is deep-yet-subtle. Great for experienced meditators who would like to go deeper.
Vinay Gupta: On Blockchain, Identity, Resilience and Social Order Part 2
41 minutes
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Interview with Vinay Gupta, Founder at Hexayurt by Pavlo Tanasyuk, CEO Blockverify. Talking about Blockchain, Identity, Resilience and future Social Order. Part 2
Vinay Gupta: On Blockchain, Identity, Resilience and Social Order Part 1
36 minutes
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Interview with Vinay Gupta, Founder at Hexayurt by Pavlo Tanasyuk, CEO Blockverify. Talking about Blockchain, Identity, Resilience and future Social Order. Part 1
Maria Popova: On Building Pockets of Stillness Into Your Life
22 minutes
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Maria gives a whole new meaning to the verb to read, consuming and digesting thousands of books to feed them back to us in a timely fashion on her blog Brain Pickings. Her talk walks us through her 7 Life Learnings.
John Hagelin: On Consciousness as the Unified Field?
49 minutes
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Progress in theoretical physics during the past decade has led to a progressively more unified understanding of the laws of nature, culminating in the recent discovery of completely unified field theories based on the superstring. These theories identify a single universal, unified field at the basis of all forms and phenomena in the universe. <br>At the same time, cutting-edge research in the field of neuroscience has revealed the existence of a 'unified field of consciousness'—a fourth major state of human consciousness, which is physiologically and subjectively distinct from waking, dreaming and deep sleep. In this meditative state, a.k.a. Samadhi, the threefold structure of waking experience—the observer, the observed and the process of observation—are united in one indivisible wholeness of pure consciousness. <br>These parallel discoveries of a unified field of physics and a unified field of consciousness raise fundamental questions concerning the relationship between the two. We present compelling theoretical and experimental evidence that the unified field of physics and the unified field of consciousness are identical—i.e., that during the meditative state, human awareness directly experiences the unified field at the foundation of the universe. <br>We show that the proposed identity between pure consciousness and the unified field may be required to account for experimentally observed 'field effects of consciousness.' We present the published results of a National Demonstration Project—in which 4,000 advanced meditators markedly reduced violent crime in Washington, DC. We briefly discuss mechanisms from quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, and superstring theory that could explain the proposed link between human neurphysiology and the unified field of physics.