Changes in the Corporate Paradigm

The biggest change is that through Occupy this corporate paradigm has been labelled as the 1%. Occupy Wall Street had a big impact in the US even though it was only the tip of an iceberg amongst many global social movements. These movements started with Horizontalidad whose movement was perhaps most important in Argentina where … Continue reading Changes in the Corporate Paradigm

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A right-wing case study – Opting Out

The purpose of this blog is to illustrate intended consequences of right-wing policies such as choice. This is the forerunner of the internet confusion symbolised by Trump. Back in the late 80s I was in a school where the issue of opting-out came up. The teachers were completely against opting-out across all unions, and I … Continue reading A right-wing case study – Opting Out

Phassa – The Conditioning Moment

On the mindfulness meditation page, I have described a thought process summarised as This is a limited version of a much more profound teaching paticcasamuppada discussed by Ajaan Buddhadasa on p10 of Idappaccayata – download here. Here are the detailed stages he uses in his discussion of dependent origination (paticcasamuppada):- “Then he realized that it … Continue reading Phassa – The Conditioning Moment

Mindful activism – A Fusion of Activisms

When I was active in politics I had as my underlying principle or mission the idea that I was working for political equality to enable wider spiritual involvement. By this I meant that people were unable to follow the spiritual path because they were wage-slaves. I still feel that. Throughout my life I have been … Continue reading Mindful activism – A Fusion of Activisms

Mindfulness – a Brianblog

30 seconds on mindfulness meditation:- Mindfulness meditation can help agitated minds including teenagers. Mindfulness is a tool and its usefulness is limited by the framework in which it is taught – helps corporations repress, helped the Buddha to enlightenment. Coercive teaching methodologies, even with the best of intentions, can add to mental agitation. A quiet … Continue reading Mindfulness – a Brianblog

The Agitated Mind of Sankhara

Sankhara is one of the 5 khandas that is included in the psyche part of the Buddhadasa model:- Sankhara is most important in considering the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation especially as to whether to introduce it into schools. Sankhara is often translated as mental operations, so let me describe in part these mental operations with … Continue reading The Agitated Mind of Sankhara

Mindfulness is a Loose Cannon

Firstly I want to be upbeat about mindfulness meditation, it is useful. I want to encourage everybody to use it but we have to be mindful of mindfulness meditation – aaaggh. Now the question of mindfulness meditation arises in the west and not in the east as meditation has been considered within eastern cultures a … Continue reading Mindfulness is a Loose Cannon