For decades, science has approached the cutting edge of Dharma in the west, as physicists, neuroscientists, astronomers and biologists affirm the insights about space, time, and consciousness first realized by our spiritual ancestors. In this section, we explore some of the most compelling contributors and topics in this dynamic intersection between spirituality and science.
Entropy is often thought of as a measure of randomness, disorder and in information theory, ignorance. It seems to be on the one hand trivially statistical and on the other hand deeply embedded in our experience. The concept of entropy was … [Read more...] about Don’t Be Seduced by the Cool in Quantum
A review of The End of Suffering: Fearless Living in Troubled Times by Russell Targ For a number of years at the Hazy Moon, Nyogen Roshi has been talking about science. Specifically how a number of scientists from different disciplines … [Read more...] about A Physicist Encounters Naked Awareness
A review of Beyond Biocentrism: Rethinking Time, Space, Consciousness, and the Illusion of Death by Robert Lanza, MD with Bob Berman Is it any wonder that some of us find ourselves uninterested in science that espouses lifeless … [Read more...] about Science Gets Personal
You would think that the discovery of potentially habitable planets orbiting a nearby star would excite an astronomer. Bob Berman—a columnist for Astronomy magazine, the astronomy editor of the Old Farmers Almanac and the author of ten … [Read more...] about Appreciating Life: A Profile of Bob Berman
Tom Campbell, a professional physicist, has worked on some of the most complex military systems in the U.S. arsenal. Since the early 1970s, he has also been at the forefront of a movement to shift the study of consciousness from the … [Read more...] about Audio Interviews with Tom Campbell
A review of My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. and Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander, M.D. Those of us who spend a lot of time at the Hazy … [Read more...] about Beliefs and Brains
Listen to excerpts from Dr. Robert Lanza's talk at the Hazy Moon Zen Center. "Einsteinian orthodoxy is a diversion from what science is about, which is to help us understand our experience. When we realize that space and time are simply … [Read more...] about A Conversation with Dr. Robert Lanza
A cover story on Robert Lanza in U.S. News and World Report summarized his remarkable life with these words:“[He] is the living embodiment of the character played by Matt Damon in the movie ‘Good Will Hunting.’ Growing up underprivileged in … [Read more...] about Paradigm Shifter: Robert Lanza
It is said that “Let no one who is ignorant of geometry enter” was inscribed over the entrance to Plato’s Academy (which lasted for centuries after his death). The Pythagoreans (of Pythagorean theorem fame) made a religion of mathematics; … [Read more...] about Circle and Wave
Nyogen Roshi sent me a New York Times article that he thought I would like: “A Black Hole Mystery Wrapped in a Firewall Paradox.” Leonard Susskind, a theoretical physicist and educator whose work I enjoy, had offered comments on the … [Read more...] about Mind Breathes Fire
A review of Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe, by Robert Lanza, MD, with Bob Berman There are periods when I read from this book every morning, in the same way that I … [Read more...] about Where Am I? What Time Is It?
Is there any reason for a Zen practitioner to read about science? When I started practice, I was certain the answer to that question was no. Obviously, one can have a Zen practice and not study science. So why bother? Don’t get me wrong: … [Read more...] about Why A Zen Practitioner Reads About Science