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

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

Mindfulness and Flow Experience

Nobo Komagata* Sachiko Komagata+ *insi2.org +Holistic Health Studies Program, Georgian Court University First written: June 24, 2010, Last revised: July 27, 2010 Both of the notions of “mindfulness” (as discussed in the Buddhist literature) and “flow” (as discussed in positive psychology) have been quite popular for some time. While some people casually use them synonymously, … Continue reading Mindfulness and Flow Experience

Attachment and Non-Attachment: Attachment Theory and Buddhism

Nobo Komagata insi2.org First written: September 4, 2009; Last revised: October 29, 2010 Abstract While attachment is crucial in attachment theory, non-attachment is valued in Buddhism. Is there any contradiction between these two? For example, would it be absurd to pursue both attachment and non-attachment, as can be seen in the practice of mindful parenting? … Continue reading Attachment and Non-Attachment: Attachment Theory and Buddhism