New essay by Tom Pepper, "Writing With Pencils and Eating Brownies: What Can Enlightened Brains Do?," at the SNB blog.
I recently did two interviews with Matthew O'Connell at the Imperfect Buddha podcast.
A thoughtful discussion of the Speculative Non-Buddhism project at the Imperfect Buddha podcast. Link at SNB.
* Several new posts at Lines of Flight.
* New interview with my Ruin band mate Cordy Swope at Seymour Magazine.
I currently teach in the Applied Meditation Studies program at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies, near Philadelphia.
For complete information about the program, including the course catalogue, please visit our website. You can also email Jenn Cake, our recruitment officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about enrolling in courses at the Institute can be found at: www.woninstitute.edu.
Here's a brief description of our program, from the catalogue:
The Master of Applied Meditation Studies (MAMS) degree is a 33-credit program. The program employs a mentoring approach to education, in which the student is an active participant in the creation of understanding, knowledge, and expertise. The Applied Meditation Studies program is non-sectarian and nonreligious in nature. We welcome students from all traditions, or none, to enroll in the program.
The program trains the student in three distinct though inter-related modes of inquiry. (1) Discursive analysis, in which concepts are encountered, considered, and discussed in the classroom. We take our concepts (ideas, theories, systems of thought) from a broad range of disciplines, including philosophy, literature, psychology, cultural analysis, the creative arts, critical theory, and Buddhism (2) Meditative inspection, during which the concepts and categories are examined in terms of experiential process.(3) Professional relevance, whereby students learn to translate the results of discursive analysis and meditative inspection into their specific sphere of application.