Archive for April, 2014

Growth of Collective Intelligence by Linking Knowledge Workers through Social Media

April 27, 2014

The cost of racism

April 26, 2014

Resist racism

Another way that racism harms white people is by denying them the ability to develop their critical thinking. This is due in part to the constant, regular reinforcement that white is right. White people are raised in an environment in which they are regularly assured of their superiority. Their experts are white, like them. And they often live in segregation, thus denying them the opportunity to be exposed to other viewpoints.

What happens in a culture of white supremacy? White people assume that they are the experts. Even in the absence of any history, education or knowledge.

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Is there any possibility of developing more compassion? By the Dalai Lama

April 19, 2014

Buddhism now

Rock carving, Cambodia, possibly Bodhisattva. © Lisa Daix Although all the Buddhist teachings are techniques for transforming and training one’s mind, in the Tibetan tradition we have a group of teachings which are actually categorised as ‘thought transformation’ or ‘training the mind’ teachings. This refers to certain types of practice or meditation in which the emphasis is placed on overcoming selfishness — the thought that cherishes one’s own welfare while being indifferent to that of others. So these types of teachings are called ‘teachings of thought transformation’. The Bodhisattvacharyavatara, or A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, is like the root and source of all texts belonging to this category.

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Oligarchy – Elites, Interest Groups , and Average Citizens

April 18, 2014