Introducing Quantemplation

Introducing Quantemplation I find it fascinating that religion and philosophy arose at about the same time. Except for the last hundred years or so when philosophy became professionalized, the two subjects have gone hand in hand; indeed for much of human history philosophers were religious philosophers, embedded within a religious tradition. So where did this…

Too Cheap to Meter

In 1954, a commissioner of the US Atomic Energy Commission, Lewis Strauss, declared that atomic energy would make electricity too cheap to meter. In other words we were going to enter an era of such radical abundance of free energy that we would not need to pay for it at all they had no cost.…

Imagining Dharma

At the end of a vicious battle against the Kalingas, the Mauryan king Ashoka surveyed the carnage. Stricken with remorse as he surveyed the dead bodies strewn on the field, Ashoka dedicated himself to creating a just kingdom, a regime in which justice would be extended to all beings, human and non-human. Chances are this…

The Difference that Makes a Difference

The world as we know it is in imbalance. While there are many factors at play, it is a telling fact that women still have to fight for their place, their rights and their agency in the world. While this would not have been the choice for our first dharmapolitan exploration, the recent political mood…