Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A chest CT scan has about 75 more times the dosage of radiation than the total dose of someone living within 10 miles of Three Mile Island.

xkcd.com/radiation/

Monday, March 21, 2011

Why Is Religion Important to Mental Health? | World of Psychology

Interview with members of California Spirituality and Mental Health initiative Jay Mahler and Rev. Laura Mancuso.

Why Is Religion Important to Mental Health? | World of Psychology

"Spirituality" Versus "Religion" | Tricycle

Article by Huston Smith.
"Spirituality" Versus "Religion" | Tricycle

One of the important roles that Buddhism has played in the West is that the West took the esoteric or mystical aspects of Buddhism out of the monasteries and made them available to the laity. This helped revitalize interest in the mysticalaspects of Christianity and Judaism. In some cases, it furthered the return of contemplative practices in those religions that had fallen into neglect. Mystics all speak the same language. They understand each other. Buddhism has brought new life to the Abrahamic religions, and this has been a wonderful contribution.

-Huston Smith