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Mind Or Matter? Mind-Only and the Whirlpool of the Self

by Viryadeva (2022)

In this series of three workshops, Viraydeva is unpacking a fundamental Buddhist idea: the world as we know it is determined not by objective facts, but by the mind. In this second session, drawing on his recent conversation with philosopher Bernardo Kastrup, Viryadeva shows us how we can move away from thinking of everything as made of matter, towards a "mind-only" perspective. What would it be to imagine the world as made entirely of experience? Does this make the world of people and things disappear? Viryadeva draws on Kastrup's work and Buddhist philosophy to build new metaphors for answering these difficult questions, in service of the path to awakening.