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Richard Stacy - Advanced Social Media Training
[Very interesting, well-thought-out articles about society, governance, data, ...]

-- Richard Stacy | retr 21 apr 2018
data  data-economy  data-privacy  governance  privacy  society  surveillance  surveillance-capitalism  surveillance-economy  surveillance-government  format-website  type-opinion 
13 hours ago by tometaxu
Facebook, the STASI, KitKats, the NSA and a digital caste system: defining the privacy problem
I don’t see any evidence thus far the the great and the good have any clue that this is what they need to be thinking about. If there is any clue as to the direction of travel it is that the focus needs to be on the algorithms, not the data they feed on.

We live in a world of a rising tide of data, and trying to control the tides is a futile exercise, as Canute the Great demonstrated in the 11th century. The only difference between then and now is that Canute understood this, and his exercise in placing his seat by the ocean was designed to demostrate the limits of kingly power. The GDPR is currently dragging its regulatory throne to the waters edge anticipating an entirely different outcome.

-- Richard Stacy | 13 apr 2018

this is a really good, rich, wide-ranging piece.
-- tmx, 21 apr 2018
data  data-economy  data-privacy  governance  privacy  society  surveillance  surveillance-capitalism  surveillance-economy  surveillance-government  format-article  type-opinion 
14 hours ago by tometaxu
Practicing lam-rim as a householder
Then as we remember bodhicitta, as we relate with the practice of bodhicitta, any activity that we do with the practice of bodhicitta—all our work in the factories, on the ships or in business—becomes the cause to achieve enlightenment. If our activities are done with the motivation of bodhicitta, they become the bodhisattva’s practice.

-- Lama Yeshe
Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive | | 1979
buddhism  buddhism-trdtn-tibetan  buddhism-lamrim  dharma  dharma-foundation3-method  dharma-practice  Lama_Yeshe  format-article  type-teaching 
16 hours ago by tometaxu
The Yoga of Sleeping
We can transform sleep into virtue by doing the yoga practice of sleeping. When we go to bed, lie down in the position of the lion sleeping. This is the same position that Guru Shakyamuni Buddha had when he passed away. Keep the right side perfectly on the bed, then put the right hand under the right cheek. Keep both of the legs straight, then stretch the left arm along the left leg.

-- Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive | | 1979
buddhism  buddhism-trdtn-tibetan  dharma  dharma-foundation3-method  dharma-practice  sleep  format-article  type-teaching 
17 hours ago by tometaxu
What does PM 2.5 mean in air pollution, and how is it measured? ~ at Quora
people are particularly concerned about these very small particles because they can penetrate deep into our lungs. Some can even enter our bloodstream. That's not good when those particles are nasty things like lead and cadmium.

-- Thomas Talhelm, Asst. Prof Behavioral Science, U Chicago Booth; Smart Air Founder
Quora | | feb 2018
air  air-pollution  earth  gaia  pollution  format-q/a  type-discussion 
2 days ago by tometaxu
Anapanasati ~ at Wikipedia
meaning "mindfulness of breathing" ("sati" means mindfulness; "ānāpāna" refers to inhalation and exhalation, is a form of Buddhist meditation originally taught by Gautama Buddha in several suttas including the Ānāpānasati Sutta.

Wikipedia | | retr 20 apr 2018
body-breathing  buddhism  buddhism-practice  buddhism-sati  buddhism-smrti  buddhism-trdtn-all  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  dharma-foundation2-details  dharma  dharma-practice  mindfulness  format-article  type-information 
2 days ago by tometaxu
Compassion ~ at Wikipedia
Compassion motivates people to go out of their way to help the physical, mental or emotional pains of another and themselves.
The etymology of "compassion" is Latin, meaning "co-suffering." Compassion involves "feeling for another" and is a precursor to empathy, the "feeling as another" capacity ...
active compassion is the desire to alleviate another's suffering.

Wikipedia | | retr 20 apr 2018
buddhism  bhddhism-karuna  buddhism-trdtn-all  buddhism-trdtn-mahayana  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  buddhism-words  compassion  dharma  dharma-foundation2-details  words-definition  words-dharma  format-article  type-information 
2 days ago by tometaxu
Mettā ~ at Wikipedia
Mettā (Pali) or maitrī (Sanskrit) means benevolence, loving-kindness, friendliness, amity, good will, and active interest in others. It is the first of the four sublime states (Brahmavihāras) and one of the ten pāramīs of the Theravāda school of Buddhism.

Wikipedia | | retr 20 apr 2018
buddhism  buddhism-metta  buddhism-trdtn-all  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  dharma  dharma-foundation2-details  loving-kindness  words-definition  words-dharma  format-article  type-information 
2 days ago by tometaxu
Intuitive Insight, by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
Now,intuitive insight, or what we call ‘seeing Dhamma’, is not by any means the same thing as rational thinking. One will never come to see Dhamma by means of rational thinking.

-- Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
Buddhism Now | | posted 28 dec 2014
An Extract from Handbook for Mankind by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu (PDF) by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, 1996, from lectures by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu given in 1956.
buddhism  buddhism-trdtn-thai_forest_tradition  buddhism-sunyata  dharma  dharma-foundation2-details  emptiness  Buddhadasa_Bhikkhu  format-article  type-teaching 
2 days ago by tometaxu
How worldly dharma and holy dharma differ
Nobody can tell from external appearances who has renounced this life and who hasn’t. ... Renouncing this life is a mental action, not a physical action.

-- Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive | |
buddhism  buddhism-trdtn-tibetan  dharma  dharma-foundation4-extend  renunciation  Lama_Zopa_Rinpoche  format-article  type-teaching 
2 days ago by tometaxu
Orcas' sounds
Listen to the beautiful calls of these Norwegian orcas. Orca vocalizations are of three basic types: clicks, whistles & burst-pulsed signals. Clicks are used for navigation & object identification while whistles and burst-pulsed sounds are used primarily as communication signals.

[short video and audio]

-- @Quad_Finn
Twitter | | 19 apr 2018
animals  animals-sentient  communication  sentient-beings  format-tweet  format-audio  format-video  type-information 
2 days ago by tometaxu
Why is India the way it is ?
[But - *why* are the government and the people apathetic? *Why* have they allowed themselves to be looted for the past 1000 years? *Why* do they turn inwards instead of supporting each other?]

-- Bhagwat | undated
community  human-behavior  human-decency  human-rights  society  format-article  type-opinion 
2 days ago by tometaxu
philosophy - Relationship between Buddhism, Hinduism and Yoga?
All these 3 philosophy/religions are born across Tibet/Nepal/India and they all share numerous concept and practice.

Buddhism Stack Exchange | | jun 2018
buddhism  buddhism-history  buddhism-trdtn-all  dharma-trdtn-hinduism  dharma-trdtn-yoga  format-q/a  type-discussion 
3 days ago by tometaxu
Why is Buddhism followed mainly outside of India when it originated there?
I feel like this is the case with most religions. For instance, Christianity is practiced more outside of the middle east than it is within the middle east. Actually now that I think about it, this applies for lots of fields and practices such as martial arts, olympic sports, philosophies, and even math and science. Soccer (futbol) is practiced more outside its country of origin these days then within its original location.
Every inspired leader lives spontaneously in their life and instills a fresh experience of awakening to any who are ready to be broken open so to speak to this moment. What happens after they are gone, too often, is a division into antagonistic camps. This can squash the original innocence of awakening. ... What really determines where an idea is stopped is where it crashes into the power grid of its day. And then sometimes it transmutes again.

Buddhism Stack Exchange | | sep 2014
buddhism  buddhism-history  dharma  dharma-foundation4-extend  type-discussion  dharma-trdtn-hinduism  dharma-trdtn-islam  India  format-q/a 
3 days ago by tometaxu
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