Meditating on Psychedelics

Psychedelics were one of the primary reasons so many Boomer-era hippies went East in search of enlightenment. They helped bring Buddhism to the West. Over four decades later they remain a taboo subject, illegal virtually everywhere in the world. The intention of this series is to gain a deeper understanding of the relative merits and dangers of the mixing Buddhist contemplative practice and ritualized psychedelic use.

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Vincent Horn
Ethics

What is unique about the Buddhist approach to ethics?  Does it have anything to offer us as we navigate the networked complexities of the 21st century, or is it itself in need of an update?

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Vincent Horn
Concentration

The Buddhist approach to concentration training, called samadhi or shamatha, is rich and multi-faceted.  In this series we explore the 1st person experience of training in concentration and some of the ways that hardcore attentional training is being studied within the scientific community.

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Vincent Horn
🎙 Contemplative Technology

One way of defining technology is as 'applied science', so in this playlist we'll look at the creation of new forms of contemplative technology that are being driven by our increasing understanding of the emerging science of mindfulness and contemplation.

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Vincent Horn
🎙 Pragmatic Dharma

In this hand-picked series of Podcasts we highlight some of the important voices who have shaped the broader movement of "pragmatic dharma" and explore various perspectives on what it means to bring a pragmatic attitude to Buddhist practice.

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Vincent Horn