To elope, in the learning method of Applied Behavior Analysis (and probably others that I’m not aware of), means to run away as an escape. When I first heard this word used that way, I thought it was strange. I’ve heard the term elope and thought – how romantic, two people running away together to…

“While other people were publishing or working, I, on the contrary, devoted three years of travel to forgetting all that I had learnt with my head.  This unlearning was slow and difficult; it was of more use to me than all the learning imposed by men, and was really the beginning of an education.  You…

Buddhist philosophy and pop culture – ever the twain shall meet. The chittamatra, or Mind-Only school of Buddhism is indeed a trippy one. The idea, nagging suspicion, or paranoid fear that maybe the whole world is just an emanation of our mind has long fascinated  philosophical minds, storytellers, Star Trek fans, Twilight Zone fans, and…

“In meditation we let boredom itself be an object of interest to explore.  When it arises, feel the boredom.  Note it, feel its texture, its energy, the pains and tension in it, the resistances to it.  Look directly at the workings of this quality in the body and mind.  We can finally stop running away…

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Davee Evans

Davee Evans is a Shambhala practitioner just returned to San Francisco from Portland. He’s a software and usability engineer, mostly for startups in Silicon Valley. He graduated from MIT with a degree in mathematics, where he also tried out his first weekend meditation retreat. Lately he’s particularly interested in Buddhist philosophy and Buddhist terminology.

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