She then studied Theravada Buddhism through the Insight Meditation South Bay with teacher Shaila Catherine. Dana has been working in the internet industry since 1992, has held the positions of web developer, technical writer, and online community manager.
She is a geek girl with a passion for science and computing.
We continue to repeat on this thread, again and again, that we’re not laying out a dogma for everyone — this is what we are most inclined to.
I don’t need a detailed unit of measure for more or less often, more or less strong, and to see what it leads to.
I’m very interested in seeing that kind of thing developed, but am realistic about experiential “evidence” not having the same kind of capabilities for external measurement as, say, the rate of objects falling in a vacuum.
Doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep being the clever little monkeys we are and try to improve our methodology and measurements, it just means we don’t have to throw out the entire spectrum of experience because we don’t have everything nailed down. Now, if you want to discuss is good good, should we want good, etc., I’m going to refer you to the new philosophy thread that got started on the Discussion forum. I do want to avoid becoming a meditation zombie, that’s true.
I do judge that as being “bad” for me, and expect it’s “bad” for most people.