The Practice of Not Thinking

Don't chew during that action, because if you do, your awareness will begin to break up and scatter in different directions, and you will start thinking, making it difficult to concentrate on eating. Lesson 2: Paying attention to the ...

Author: Ryunosuke Koike

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141994628

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'Practical and life-changing ways to get out of our heads and back into really living' YOU Magazine What if we could learn to look instead of see, listen instead of hear, feel instead of touch? Former monk Ryunosuke Koike shows how, by incorporating simple Zen practices into our daily lives, we can reconnect with our five senses and live in a more peaceful, positive way. When we focus on our senses and learn to re-train our brains and our bodies, we start to eliminate the distracting noise of our minds and the negative thoughts that create anxiety. By following Ryunosuke Koike's practical steps on how to breathe, listen, speak, laugh, love and even sleep in a new way, we can improve our interactions with others, feel less stressed at work and make every day calmer. Only by thinking less, can we appreciate more.
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The practice of thinking

They claimed that the participants were not thinking properly; not thinking critically. 'Clearly', to produce and transport to the table both the hamburger and the apple must have incurred more carbon emissions, then to produce and ...

Author: Marta Lenartowicz

Publisher: Lannoo Meulenhoff - Belgium

ISBN: 9789401480024

Category: Philosophy


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In a world that challenges us with ever more complex problems, it is the quality of our thinking that is a critical game-changer in the quest of creating a sane and abundant future. As individuals, organisations, societies, and cultures, we need to foster thinking that proves to be more insightful and farsighted than anything one would ordinarily expect - making it our new norm. We must learn how to mobilise and apply intelligence that is extraordinary - one that continuously exceeds its own limits. The new VUB School of Thinking is an experimental program with the mission of challenging us all to achieve just that. Deploying an innovative combination of mobilization methods, the program sets out to cultivate the cognitive strategies, practices, and habits that are the marks of exceptional thinkers. This book invites the public to join the School of Thinking students in their endeavour. The reader will find here a variety of interdisciplinary research articles and discussions that took place in the school. It's a rare peek into a lively academic project committed to taking seriously the 'Sapiens' in 'Homo Sapiens'.
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Performing Complexity Building Foundations for the Practice of Complex Thinking

When understood at the level of the contents, complexity thinking may be taught and transmitted, revised and updated. However, the process that is enacted in the coupling with a target system is not necessarily congruent with, ...

Author: Ana Teixeira de Melo

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030462451

Category: Mathematics

Page: 69

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In the face of growing challenges, we need modes of thinking that allow us to not only grasp complexity but also perform it. In this book, the author approaches complexity from the standpoint of a relational worldview. The author recasts complex thinking as a mode of coupling between an observer and the world. Further, she explores the process and outcome of that coupling, namely, meaningful information that may have transformative effects and impact the management of change in the ‘real world’. The author presents a new framework for operationalising complex thinking in a set of dimensions and properties through which it may be enacted. This framework may inform the development and coordination of new tools and strategies to support the practice and evaluation of complex thinking across a variety of domains. Intended for a wide interdisciplinary audience of academics, practitioners and policymakers alike, the book is an invitation to pursue inter- and transdisciplinary dialogues and collaborations.
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Dogen on Meditation and Thinking

Zen saying goes, the answer is “ever already” within the question (monjo no dōtoku).36 Just as the self is always questionable and ... Thinking and not-thinking as the two foci of zazen practice are dialectically related to each other.

Author: Hee-Jin Kim

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791469255

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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Looks at Dogen’s writings on meditation and thinking.
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Thinking about Society Theory and Practice

We do not want you to tell man how he should live.Your dreams are for us to choose from and learn from, not for us to live up to.” What we obviously cannot do, of course, is censor people's thinking. There is nothing we can do to stop ...

Author: Ian Jarvie

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400954243

Category: Social Science

Page: 523

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I. C. Jarvie was trained as a social anthropologist in the center of British social anthropology - the London School of Economics, where Bronislaw Malinowski was the object of ancestor worship. Jarvie's doctorate was in philosophy, however, under the guidance of Karl Popper and John Watkins. He changed his department not as a defector but as a rebel, attempting to exorcize the ancestral spirit. He criticized the method of participant obser vation not as useless but as not comprehensive: it is neither necessary nor sufficient for the making of certain contributions to anthropology; rather, it all depends on the problem-situation. And so Jarvie remained an anthro pologist at heart, who, in addition to some studies in rather conventional anthropological or sociological molds, also studied the tribe of social scien tists, but also critically examining their problems - especially their overall, rather philosophical problems, but not always so: a few of the studies in cluded in this volume exemplify his work on specific issues, whether of technology, or architecture, or nationalism in the academy, or moviemaking, or even movies exhibiting excessive sex and violence. These studies attract his attention both on account of their own merit and on account of their need for new and powerful research tools, such as those which he has forged in his own intellectual workshop over the last two decades.
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Thinking about child protection practice

It was not until he entered the house that he noticed I was behind him. I walked in with him and introduced myself. He didn't look surprised to see me, and without talking walked into the house. Once inside the sitting room he called to ...

Author: Leigh, Jadwiga

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447332824

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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In this uniquely vivid and compelling textbook, the authors reflect on eight challenging situations they have faced in the world of child protection social work. Their candid accounts provide in-depth case studies in how to work reflectively, using theory and research in situations of pressure and dilemma. They cover many common aspects of practice, including: • assessing risk; • managing different professional perspectives; • working with uncooperative clients; • dealing with organisational change. Throughout the book, the authors pause at intervals to reveal their thoughts and feelings, either as reflections in the moment or afterwards, and they invite the reader to do the same. Their detailed analysis will allow you to understand why particular decisions might be made, and how you can overcome similar predicaments using the tools of reflective practice. Annotated further readings lists and a glossary of terms offer further resources for study. The realities of child protection social work can intimidating for even the most seasoned practitioners. This book is designed to empower both students and qualified professionals to practise safely, responsibly and confidently.
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Thinking Through Primary Practice

1 This is the practice which I like, and which accords with my personal philosophy of education. ... Do I value this practice not so much because I have good reasons as because I've always done it this way — do I like what I know rather ...

Author: Jill Bourne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136149726

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Offers a range of research into how primary classrooms actually work looking at the development of specific curriculum areas and how they can be taught and assessed across the ability range.
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Introduction to Research E Book

The evaluation practice model infuses everyday practice with an evaluative and systematic knowledge-generating framework. ... Thus, the objective of reflexive thinking processes in evaluation and examined practice is not limited to an ...

Author: Elizabeth DePoy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323261722

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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Bridge the gap between research and practice with Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 5th Edition. This easy-to-read edition covers all the major research design strategies: qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic, experimental-type, and mixed method. And with the text’s up-to-date research information and references, you will have a solid foundation from which to critique and understand research designs and their applications to healthcare and human service settings. Case examples provide real-life snapshots of what it is like to participate in different types of research processes, identify research dilemmas relevant to chapter subjects, and alert you to problems you might encounter. Authors make the topics more accessible, so research becomes more relevant - and topics come to life. Covers experimental-type, naturalistic, and mixed method design strategies to improve your ability to compare, contrast, and integrate different methods. Presents complex information clearly in a highly readable, and easy-to-understand, manner. Includes detailed discussions of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field. NEW! Up-to-date research methods, strategies, and references, like digital sources, visual methods, and geographical analysis, give you the latest information on research in diverse areas of health and human services.
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Steps on the Path to Enlightenment

In a more general context śamatha is considered nonconceptual practice because it is nondiscursive. See without thinking anything. nonconceptual wisdom (rnam par mirtog pa'i yeshes). A supreme mind of wisdom that directly realizes the ...

Author: Lhundub Sopa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614293347

Category: Religion

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The final installment of the Steps on the Path to Enlightenment series examines the nature of reality with a master class in Buddhist Middle Way philosophy and meditation. The late Geshe Sopa was a refugee monk from Tibet sent to the United States by the Dalai Lama in 1963. He became a professor at the University of Wisconsin, training a generation of Western Buddhist scholars, and was a towering figure in the transmission of the Buddhism to the West. In this fifth and final volume of his commentary on Lama Tsongkhapa’s masterwork on the graduated steps of the Buddhist path, Geshe Sopa explains the practice of superior insight, or wisdom, the pinnacle of the bodhisattva's perfections. All the Buddhist practices are for the purpose of developing wisdom, for it is wisdom that liberates from the cycle of suffering. All other positive actions, from morality to deep states of meditation, have no power to liberate unless they are accompanied by insight into the nature of reality. With unparalled precision, Geshe Sopa unpacks this central principle with scholarly virtuosity, guiding the reader through the progressive stages of realization.
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Theory and Practice in Aristotle s Natural Science

of the earth; though he does not think that these theorists get close to the bottom of the matter, ... They say such things, not intending to deceive, but because they are not thinking; or rather, they are thinking, but not about the ...

Author: David Ebrey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107055131

Category: History

Page: 270

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This collection of groundbreaking new essays show how Aristotle's natural science illuminates fundamental topics in his philosophy.
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