Christian Kohl

Christian Kohl

After my Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics I got somehow pulled away from science and now work as an International IT Manager.

I practise meditation since 2004 following the approaches of Qigong, Zazen and Vajrayana Buddhism.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012 10:50

Feedback from Wisdom 2.0

Meet Cameron, a 25-year-old programmer who is leaving YouTube to start his own company with some friends.

Roshi Joan Halifax is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist monastery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and author. Roshi is also a great human being. Enjoy the video!

Friday, 13 April 2012 16:35

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Tuesday, 13 March 2012 10:02

How we manifest the universe

I was writing about the the role of consciousness in quantum phsyics lately. Here is what Deepak Chopra has to say about how the conscious observer manifests the universe that he then experiences. It's an interesting mix of Buddhist and Western scientific approaches, I especially like the quote from Eugene Wigner (Nobel laureate in 1963): "It is not possible to formulate the laws of Quantum Mechanics in a fully consistant way without reference to consciousness.
I only hope this does not end up to become some "Chopra meets The Secret"...

In the previous 2 posts of this series we looked at some of the pillars of quantum physics: the measurement problem & quantum entanglement and the way both can be demonstrated in the infamous double slit experiment. There we saw that the way an experiment is carried out seems to determine what we measure - an objective reality is nowhere to be seen, in other words: a conscious observer influences the result of a quantum measurement.

Let's take this one step further: In this post I'd like to demonstrate that on the quantum level even the law of cause and effect seems to break down.

Marvin Minsky talks about the “sense of self”, awareness and consciousness.

Thursday, 22 December 2011 11:13

Wisdom is what sets us free

Combining contemporary psychotherapy with the science and techniques of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Dr. Neale provides the conceptual maps, practical skills and emotional support that lead to optimal health and happiness. For more info check him out by clicking here.

This post was sent into us from Cynthia Choi, enjoy the post!

I’m sitting on my cushion, looking out the sliding glass doors at the valley below. The trees are bare. The land is sighing peacefully, catching its breath before winter. I fervently resolve to meditate on equanimity so that, for the sake of others, I may attain complete enlightenment.


Monday, 19 December 2011 09:51

Contentment is a Way of Being

In less then ten minutes, Sogyal Rinpoche explains the connection between the mind, meditation and contentment.


Monday, 12 December 2011 12:41

Choosing your meditation cushion

Review of a bunch of different kinds of meditation cushions and one meditation bench.