Apramāda

Buddhist perspectives on society and culture

Psychology

Individuals
Ratnaguna
Part 2 of the series Breaking Free of Tribalism and Becoming an Individual
Tribe
Ratnaguna
In this article - the first of a 3 part series - Ratnaguna examines the nature of tribes.
Anywheres
Vaddhaka
As unenlightened human beings, we all have predispositions – patterns of desire, perception and feeling – that often lead us astray and generate suffering. Whole societies can split into mutually unintelligible ‘tribes’, blind to one another’s pain or anger.
Head in Hands
Advayacitta
Advayacitta, a clinical psychologist, explores how political ideologies can undermine psychological functioning, thereby harming individuals and whole societies.
Conformity
Ratnaguna
Cass Sunstein argues that groups, and society, need dissenters to prevent them from making bad decisions
Advayacitta
Ratnaguna and Advayacitta discuss aspects of Buddhism and psychological therapy - their similarities and differences. In particular they explore the topic of 'helpful conversations'.
Advayacitta
Ratnaguna interviews Advayacitta about the importance and meaning of music in general, and in particular of the chanting of mantras.
Advayacitta
Ratnaguna interviews Advayacitta about the nature of consciousness, and how this relates to the question of rebirth.

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