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In the author’s latest novel, The Devil in Silver, a man is mistakenly committed to a mental hospital where a buffalo-headed monster stalks patients at night. LaValle tells Fresh Air why he picked monsters, about his family history of mental illness and how he had his own brush with psychological problems.
This is the full recording of Soonish’s October 2016 interview with Jamais Cascio, an author and professional futurist / foresight thinker / scenario planner / "prognosopher" who consults for the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, CA, and other organizations. Published as a bonus supplement to Soonish Episode 1.01, How "2001" Got the Future So Wrong.
Original video: https://soundcloud.com/user-571585344/the-soonish-interview-with-jamais-cascio
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In this episode of The Healing Journey Web Series, Shinzen Young and I what the science of enlightenment is; the many colonies of sub-personalities we each have in relation to the Buddhist teaching of no-self; impermanence and why it’s enriching; what Shinzen’s “Happiest Thought” is and more.
BIO: Shinzen Young is an American mindfulness teacher and neuroscience research consultant. His systematic approach to categorizing, adapting and teaching meditation has resulted in collaborations with Harvard Medical School, Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Vermont in the bourgeoning field of contemplative neuroscience. He is the author of The Science of Enlightenment, Natural Pain Relief and numerous audio offerings.
In this episode of the imperfect Buddha podcast, we finally get round to speaking to David Chapman. For those familiar with David’s work, there is so much that could have been discussed as he writes on all manner of fascinating topics ranging from Buddhism to philosophy, psychology to Vajrayana, artificial intelligence and more. Our interests converged on the topic of maturation outside of religious and spiritual discourse with David’s recent exploration of adult development and maturation just the sort of topic that we like to explore here on the podcast. David has built on the work of Robert Keagan, an important living psychologist, in exploring adult development and maturation through five key stages. David focuses on three of them, aligning the final stage with Buddhism, in particular Dzogchen. An understanding of these stages has important consequences for Buddhists, especially considering the potential conflict between self-development, maturation and concepts such as no self, impermanence and so on. We cover additional topics such as the present and future of Buddhism in the West, the current state of university campuses in the Anglo-American world, the problem with SJW’s and post-modern theor…
Original video: https://soundcloud.com/post-traditional-buddhism/100-imperfect-buddha-david-chapman-on-stages-of-maturation-dzogchen-the-future-of-buddhism
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3 Years After Snowden: Is Germany fighting State Surveillance? A Closer Look at the Political Reactions to Mass Surveillance in Germany
Germany has a good reputation for strong data protection. It also features the only parliamentary inquiry committee investigating the Snowden revelations. But what are actual results of parliamentary, journalistic and public engagement?
What did we learn from 3 years of debate on secret service surveillance? What did the the inquiry committee find out? What are political consequences?
Is Germany really a desirable role model in the anti-surveillance movement? Or at least efficiently controlling its own secret services?
We’ll provide answers. They might change your perception of how Germany deals with the fundamental right to privacy.
The speakers work for netzpolitik.org, the leading news outlet on digital rights in Germany. They have published many classified documents on surveillance, dodged treason-charges, and live-transcribe every hearing of the parliamentary inquiry committee on mass surveillance, totaling over 3.000 pages of text.
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In part four, Vinay and I wax speculative, going into the sociopolitical and philosophical aspects of technology. Unfortunately the interview was cut off before we could get to the really cool weird stuff. Next time … .
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