Category Archives: buddhism

Podcast #210 – Waking Up

We discuss Sam Harris’s new book Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion Waking Up is available September 9, 2014 in hardcover, for Kindle, and as an audiobook. For more about Sam Harris visit SamHarris.org. To listen to this episode click here.

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Waking Up, Chapter 5: Gurus, Death, Drugs and Other Puzzles

Chapter-by-Chapter thoughts on Sam Harris’s Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion [Waking Up is available September 9, 2014 in hardcover, for Kindle, and as an audiobook. For more about Sam Harris visit SamHarris.org.] Harris offers an overview of the challenge of finding a suitable spiritual … Continue reading

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Waking Up, Chapter 4: Meditation

Chapter-by-Chapter thoughts on Sam Harris’s Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion [Waking Up is available September 9, 2014 in hardcover, for Kindle, and as an audiobook. For more about Sam Harris visit SamHarris.org.] So what good does meditation do us? Harris stated earlier that meditation … Continue reading

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Waking Up, Chapter 3: The Riddle of the Self

Chapter-by-Chapter thoughts on Sam Harris’s Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion [Waking Up is available September 9, 2014 in hardcover, for Kindle, and as an audiobook. For more about Sam Harris visit SamHarris.org.] Harris begins by describing a blissfull experience he once had near the … Continue reading

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Podcast #84 – Newdow in Flames

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals has denied activist Michael Newdow’s lawsuits to challenge “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and “In God We Trust” on the currency.  We think the Court was cowardly and disingenuous.  Unfortunately, this … Continue reading

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Podcast #82 – Creation

Allison’s back–yay!  She joins us to discuss the new Charles Darwin bio-pic Creation, starring real-life husband-and-wife Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly as Charles and Emma Darwin.  Creation is based on the nonfiction book Annie’s Box (published in the US as … Continue reading

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Podcast #77 – Sports Losses and Southern Crosses

University of Texas quarterback Colt McCoy was sidelined with a shoulder injury early-on at college football’s 2010 Rose Bowl.  McCoy had to watch from the bench as Texas lost the National Championship to Alabama.  But that’s okay, ’cause it’s all … Continue reading

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