This episode looks at the effect technology is having on our attention and our thinking by turning to the work of Neil Postman. Neil Postman was a communications theorist and professor of media studies at New York University who garnered some fame with his 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to Death. His belief was that it… Read More →
We look at the history of the English word “attention” and the Sanskrit word “dhyana” and what their history means for us modern day meditators.
When we measure temperature what we’re really measuring is energy being released by moving molecules. To make a soothing cup of tea, we take some water and put it over a source of heat, like an electric element or a gas stove. As the heat enters the water, it makes the water molecules move faster… Read More →