Musings About My Ego

Where does the ego come from? Why is it bad? Is it possible to get rid of it?

Man with black robe doing meditation with cat.

Asking my Zen teacher

We all sat on our zafus facing the center of the dojo — the meditation room. This was the opposite of what we normally did when we practiced zazen — Zen meditation — which we did facing the walls. At one side of the dojo, there was an…



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Hermes Solenzol

UCLA professor. Neuroscientist doing research on pain. Writes about science, philosophy, politics and kinky sex.