Essays on Mindfulness and Meditation

Here are the links to the essays on mindfulness and meditation available on this site. Attachment and Non-Attachment: Attachment Theory and Buddhism. (2009) Right Mindfulness through Diagrams: Experimentation beyond Bare Attention. (2014) [full document at https://archive.org/details/Komagata14RightMindfulness%5D A Pothole Analogy Applied to the Peace of Mind. (2016) Concerns about McMindfulness. (2016) Unconditional Parenting and Secure Attachment. … Continue reading Essays on Mindfulness and Meditation

Essays on Education and Learning

Here is a collection of links to the essays on education and learning available on this site: Teaching is Overrated. Good Teachers Don’t Teach. (2013) On Positive Behavior Support: A Critical View. (2013) Education as a “Buying” Process: Contrasting with the Conventional, “Selling” View of Education. (2014) Why Don’t We Start from Students’ Problems? (2017) … Continue reading Essays on Education and Learning

A Pothole Analogy Applied to the Peace of Mind

Nobo Komagata PA7H.org October 25, 2016; Correction: April 30, 2017 For many years, I was wondering about the way potholes were made on the surface of the road. Once I realized that this kind of question can be answered easily through the Internet search, this question became a non-issue. However, I also realized that potholes … Continue reading A Pothole Analogy Applied to the Peace of Mind

My Not-So-Mainstream Position about (High School) Education

Nobo Komagata March 25, 2018 (minor correction/revision on August 23, 2018) Goal I would like to live in a peaceful world. I guess (almost) everyone, including children, would like too. Unfortunately, we, adults, have failed to build such a world (need evidence?). No wonder, many children and young adults do not aspire to live in … Continue reading My Not-So-Mainstream Position about (High School) Education

Periodontal Home Care: Dr. Katayama’s Holistic Approach to Gum Diseases

Nobo Komagata PA7H.org April 24, 2017; Minor correction/revision: December 4, 2017 »»» Dedicated to Dr. Tsuneo Katayama (1910 - 2006) ««« Introduction One of the most common reasons for adults to lose teeth is gum diseases. In fact, the majority of adults must have experienced some forms of gum diseases. To deal with the condition, … Continue reading Periodontal Home Care: Dr. Katayama’s Holistic Approach to Gum Diseases

Right Mindfulness through Diagrams: Experimentation beyond Bare Attention

Nobo Komagata insi2.org December 30, 2015 (First written: October 22, 2014) Introduction Many of us who practice mindfulness meditation would no doubt appreciate its benefits. For example, we may be less irritated/angry, able to tolerate creepy creatures, or increasingly more comfortable with thinking about our own deaths. Each one of us must be able to … Continue reading Right Mindfulness through Diagrams: Experimentation beyond Bare Attention

Education as a “Buying” Process: Contrasting with the Conventional, “Selling” View of Education

Nobo Komagata PA7H.org October 8, 2016 (First written: January 10, 2014) A lot of discussion on education focus on what and how to teach. To “sell” their teaching materials and methods, teachers often become salespeople. But unless the buyer is interested in their products, salespeople are simply ineffective. This seems exactly what is happening in … Continue reading Education as a “Buying” Process: Contrasting with the Conventional, “Selling” View of Education

On Positive Behavior Support: A Critical View

Nobo Komagata PA7H.org October 17, 2016 (First Written: September 20, 2013) A Letter from the School At the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, I received a letter from my daughter’s public elementary school. The letter states that the school community: “will implement a new and exciting school wide behavior initiative called Positive Behavior Support … Continue reading On Positive Behavior Support: A Critical View