From newborns to nation states, we trust similarity. We love our friends, but does this mean we must hate those who are different? by Marek Cohn edited by O Society September 25, 2019 We come into the world with open minds, ready to tune in to whatever language or culture surrounds us. But as we lock on … Continue reading Us and Them
by Steven Reidbord edited by O Society September 17, 2019 The word “dialectic” has a long history, from ancient Greek philosophers, through Hegel and Marx, and to the present day. Its meaning has changed over the centuries, and according to different thinkers. In psychotherapy, “dialectic” is almost wholly associated with dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), where the … Continue reading Dialectics in Psychotherapy
by O Society August 18, 2019 There's an old story of this monk called Bodhidharma. Story goes like this: Once Upon A Time, Bodhidharma came upon a monastery in China, so he decided to stop awhile to teach the monks about Buddhism. They did a bunch of sitting staring at the wall for nine years … Continue reading VooDoo Accident Down at the Forge (Musical Interlude)
by David McKay edited by O Society August 11, 2019 Q: A friend says she believes meditation is a form of escape. Therefore, my question to you is: How do we know if we are transcending/ going beyond the egoic state OR if instead we are simply escaping from it? What does transcendence look and feel … Continue reading About Knowing and Insight
You sit there with your big ass TV and every electronic toy you can buy. Yet your life feels empty. Why is this? by Jason Dias edited by O Society August 6, 2019 Viktor Frankl tells us Despair is Suffering without Meaning. Reduced to an equation: D=S-M Seeing these three letters together should reminds us of the … Continue reading If Your Life Feels Empty, This May Be Why
"I prostrate to Gautama who through compassion taught the true doctrine, which leads to the relinquishing of all views." ~ Nagarjuna (27.30, Garfield) Mañjuśrī འཇམ་དཔལ་དབྱངས་ edited by O Society July 19, 2019 Ghost in the Shell https://youtu.be/z64HCi2rQkE (00:00) - Chant III - Reincarnation A ga maeba, kuwashime yoinikeri Because I had danced, the beautiful lady … Continue reading Ghost in the Shell: Musical Intercourse with Manjushri’s Vajra Sword & Maya’s Magic
by Thomas the Happiness Nerd edited by O Society July 18, 2019 I’m Thomas, the happiness nerd, here to discuss my thoughts and experiences on a path to happiness. I’ve looked wide and deep, read and discussed, practiced some, and willing to share with you what I’ve learned so far. In content, the focus is … Continue reading Let’s Talk Happiness!