The study of what exists. The distinction between appearance, illusion and reality. Inquiring into the framework of our perception of the world, others and ourselves.


Exploring our experiences of the difference between illusion and reality, physical things and the mind or spirit. Questioning the reliability of our point of view.


Investigating the nature of reality helps us to develop discernment about the world in which we live, including the facts and values that make it so.

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Experience Machine

Many people live their lives believing that having good experiences are what make for a good life. We spend much of our time seeking out and trying to attain these experiences. But is having good experiences the most important thing

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Blooming Minds Team

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