The End of Growth

The European Union’s economic crisis pits two completely different philosophies against each other. On one side is the ‘sinners must pay’ chorus, the austerity...
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Was Jesus a Warrior?

It is better to reflect on the historical Jesus at Christmas than at Easter. At Easter, his tragic death overshadows his life, not to...

A Sufficient Response to the Human Crisis?

The gulf between the spiritual and political dimensions in human life has never been wider, while at the same time harmony between the two...

Supra-Cultural Philosophy

An international conference on Inter-Cultural Philosophy was held recently in Costa Rica. It drew philosophers from around the world, including China. I don’t know...

Via Negativa–The Essence of Meditation

It was the last sitting of the season along the smaller of the two creeks, before the rains return to California in the late...

Guilt and Growing Up Catholic

Though the Catholic Church has supposedly changed a great deal, in truth its modernization is a veneer over a decaying 2000-year structure. The cornerstone...

5 Ways to Join a New Community in a Foreign Land

Starting fresh in an unknown society will not only broaden your understanding and appreciation of the globe, it will inspire you to find unique...
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Can Meditation Change the Human Heart?

It’s Saturday when people have more time to read. A puff piece with a serious title in the New York Times is the most...

Creative Destruction and Man’s Destructiveness

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFerve The American media, even the progressive media, are promoting the idea that most of the life on Earth has been wiped...

Sangha and Spiritual Friendship

Featured Columnist - Meditations Martin LeFevre As Buddhism has proliferated in America and the West, the notion of sangha has gone along with it. In this...
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