Glimpses of Theravada Buddhism; interview with Louis Gabaude

Glimpses of Theravada Buddhism; interview with Louis Gabaude

Louis Gabaude is one of the most knowledgeable scholars of Theravada Buddhism. He taught in Chiang Mai University and has been deeply involved in research on the field working for École Française d’Extrême-Orient or EFEO, in Thailand. He’s now retired since 2007 and he still lives in Chiang Mai (Northern Thailand).  You can read the French version of this interview clicking here and the Italian one clicking here.   Could...

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Women Mental Health, its uniqueness and challenges

                                                                                Priyaranjan Avinash is psychiatrist at Deva Institute in Varanasi (UP, India). He’s a big expert in legal psychiatry, addiction, women mental health, relationship issues and health policies. He offers specialized articles to India Medical Times....

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Benares “city of light”

Benares “city of light”

Living in Benares (Varanasi), in these days, I’ve the pleasure to share the third chapter of our book Yoga based on authentic Indian traditions about this fascinating and controversial place. Are there not many holy places on this earth? Yet which of them would equal in the balance one speck of Kāshī’s dust? Are there not many rivers running to the sea? Yet which of them is like the River of Heaven in Kāshī? Are there not many fields...

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The Alphabets of Mental Health Care Bill

The Alphabets of Mental Health Care Bill

Priyaranjan Avinash is psychiatrist at Deva Institute in Varanasi (UP, India). He’s a big expert in legal psychiatry, addiction, women mental health, relationship issues and health policies. He offers specialized articles to India Medical Times. Here his first article, about mental health in his motherland – India – for our magazine.   The times are  changing….The mental health treatment and care never received this...

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Consciousness

Consciousness

This passage is, in large part, an extract from a book entitled, “The Way of the Skeptic”, written by yours truly to be published shortly. At the moment it is possible to download it from the website tofffreeland.com    The idea is to find a standard, an understanding on which we can communicate – if not operate. Consciousness seems a good place to start. Things change and to appreciate that fact there must be something constant...

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An interview with James Noble, chairman of Sanford Housing Co-operative in London.

  James moved to London, from Middlesbrough, to work and to be involved in a “more vibrant” political movement. He started to live in Sanford fourteen years ago even because it was not far from his job. He has been soon involved in the democratic development of the cooperative  and in different projects, becoming first secretary and, then, its  chairman. What do you want to start to tell me about Sanford? The logic behind Sanford is...

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