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IS THERE ANY HOPE FOR THE HUMAN SPECIES?

IS THERE ANY HOPE FOR THE HUMAN SPECIES?

October 27, 2015

In addressing this pressing question, we consider what a 'yes' answer would be like. Firstly we ask, 'what is hope anyway?' This leads us on to considerations of violence, equality, freedom, desire, future thinking, evaluation and the role of big stories in human destructivity. [Free. 45 minutes.]

CHAOS AND COSMOS PART THREE

CHAOS AND COSMOS PART THREE

October 11, 2015

In this, the third of four episodes of Chaos and Cosmos, we discuss the process nature of reality and how this impacts on boundaries. We entertain the idea that the dancing and insubstantial nature of boundaires is interpreted for practical reasons and to a large extent through language, which projects a stasis onto the flux of existence by valuing some lines in the swirl of stuff over others. Our sense of separate identity is just such an interpretation made under the yolk of grammar and socialisation. This can be glimpsed in an investigative meditation but is rendered obscure by cultivation in the name of morality, spirituality and/or particularity. There's audience participation. The previous two episodes are still here - you might have to scroll down! [51 minutes. Free.]

WHO AM I (1) - OVERVIEW

WHO AM I (1) - OVERVIEW

October 3, 2015

This is the first of a series of seven episodes entitled Who Am I? It gives an overview of the various perspectives we entertain in the following six episodes. We planned six episodes and say as much throughout the series. But when the time came, we realised we needed a final episode in which to get to the nitty-gritty of lived experience. [20 minutes. Free.]

WHO AM I? (3) - ADVAITA AND OTHER WHOLENESS TALK

WHO AM I? (3) - ADVAITA AND OTHER WHOLENESS TALK

October 3, 2015

In this podcast, we discuss how advaita answers the question 'Who am I' by asserting the identity of an individual human atman with the universal Brahman. There are many ramifications of this position, a few of which we explore. [22 minutes. Free.]

WHO AM I? (4) - ZEN KOAN

WHO AM I? (4) - ZEN KOAN

October 3, 2015

In this podcast, the fourth in the series Who Am I?, the question is seen as a zen koan which blows the fuses of the apparatus of reason revealing the already-everywhere-always-present Buddha Nature in the proccess. [21 minutes. Free.]

WHO AM I? (5) - PHENOMENOLOGY & PATANJALI

WHO AM I? (5) - PHENOMENOLOGY & PATANJALI

October 3, 2015

The fifth episode in this series approaches the question Who Am I? from a perspective which is consistent with the phenomenological turn of 20th century so-called continental philosophy and the first and most pristine of Patanjali's meditations. [18 minutes.Free.]

WHO AM I? (6) - LANGUAGE

WHO AM I? (6) - LANGUAGE

October 3, 2015

In the sixth episode of  the series Who Am I?, we question the question itself. Does it make sense? Or is its very asking a case of 'the bewitchment of our intelligence by language'? And if that is the case, shouldn't we dissolve the question rather than imagining that we have an answer to it? Wittgenstein looms large, urgently calling to a hapless fly trapped in a bottle, 'Over here, over here!' [24 minutes. Free.]

WHO AM I? (7) - LIVED EXPERIENCE

WHO AM I? (7) - LIVED EXPERIENCE

October 3, 2015

In this podcast, the seventh and last in the series Who Am I?, Anna and I reflect on our own lived experiences of engaging with the most far-reaching conundrum [23 minutes. Free.]