Understanding the impermanence of self leads well-being in the future.

(info source: https://www.ted.com/talks/shankar_vedantam_you_don_t_actually_know_what_your_future_self_wants)(image source: TED) Impermanence. You might think it’s one of those 3 pillars of Buddhism in general, with “suffering” and “non-self” as the other two. It’s not merely religious but it’s the scientific reality as well. Nothing lasts forever. Everything is changing. Even our whole body, tissue by tissue and cell by cell,

How to overcome your impostor syndrome

(info source: https://blogs.haas.berkeley.edu/the-berkeley-mba/use-your-inner-strengths-and-community-to-tame-impostor-syndrome) Every once awhile, we all experience so-called impostor syndrome. However, when super athletes in a big game, entrepreneurs at high stakes situations, and leaders in general are with it, it’s pretty much devastating. A talk is around what exactly is the nature of the syndrome and how to overcome it. Using your

Effective science communication according to a famous actor

(info source: https://bigthink.com/the-learning-curve/3-rules-express-your-thoughts-clearly) It’s got something to do with “misinformation” and “hype in science.” It’s always difficult for us to convey scientific knowledge and applications correctly to the general audience. When we fail it, we will have more dangerous chance to have them prone to misinformation that sneaks into our society for bad. Mr. Alan

Gratitude works…but how?

There has been a rich body of scientific literature that shows how gratitude works well for our body, mind, and relationship with others. 6 new studies further show details of how gratitude works. Read them to recap this interesting research trend in positive psychology. (info source: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/six_new_studies_that_can_help_you_rediscover_gratitude)

【salon】本願寺オンライン仏教 第33回仏教と科学のサロンは「自我とは?」をテーマに開催されました。

仏教における「自我」というテーマは、どれほど哲学的にファンシーな言葉で取り繕おうとも(それを「戯論(けろん)」と呼ぶのですが)、三法印に入っている「諸法無我」の洗礼により、最後は溶解させられてしまうという定めを持ちます。一生懸命にその存在をホールドしようとして、それこそ「自己主張」しても、その現象は知覚の過ちや観念および妄想の総体であり、結局は「煩悩」や「執着」ですね、はい「苦」のスタートですね、という結論です。安らかに眠れ。