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Mark W. Gura
Works at Vipassana, Mindfulness Meditation, Secular Meditation
Lives in Atlanta, GA
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Carolinas Secular Conference 2015

http://www.carolinassecularassociation.org/ca…/2015-speakers
Come have Fun with us at the Carolina’s Secular Conference in Myrtle
Beach, October 2-4, 2015 and see these great speakers:

Sarah Morehead, Herb Silverman. Mark and Shanon Nebo, Chris Johnson, Steven Hewett, Mark W. Gura, Mandisa Thomas, Stephan Goodwin, Abby Hafer, Jennifer Taylor, Callie Wright, Callie Wright, Rebecca Hale, Charone Pagett, Teresa MacBain, Teresa MacBain, Shelley Segal, Bo Bennett, Bobby Cary.
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"Deepak Chopra mad about being called an evolution denialist, and to disprove the accusation, he fires back with a whole long letter full of misconceptions about evolution..."

http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2015/07/29/edgy-deepak-chopra-makes-a-fool-of-himself-again/

"Quantum" exchange between Chopra and Harris, regarding Chopra's woo: exchange between Deepak and Harris? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09UmufmfSLc
Oh, joy. Deepak Chopra is mad about being called an evolution denialist, and to disprove the accusation, he fires back with a whole long letter full of misconceptions about evolution. As usual, he ...
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He should let go a little, the brain shrinks as we get older? 
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How much meditation does it take to change your brain and relieve stress?
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A video for the organization Planet Purpose, about utilizing meditation techniques such as mindfulness meditation and vipassana, and finding meaning and purpose in life, without succumbing to faith in God(s), gurus, pseudoscience, or the supernatural.


Take the www.21daypurposechallenge.org
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First Western Buddhist monk, circa 1850's. Traveled around the world, was an atheist, freethinker and anti-theist, criticized religion/Christianity, was tried and persecuted for doing so, was lost to history, and  has now been found!  
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Chicago area TV Channel 17 interview: We talked about spirituality and meditation not needing pseudoscience, faith in God(s), gurus, and the supernatural.
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It was cool to hang out with Wanique at 89.3FM radio. Thanks for the tour! Looking forward to great things!!
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"If a picture paints a thousand words, these pieces are Molotov cocktails for the mind." See more here:

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_sad_truth_nauseatingly_profound_illustrations_of_what_the_world_is_turn
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The #1 Predictor of success? "We’ve evolved to put people in our ingroup and outgroup. The process is a byproduct of our evolutionary history where we lived in small groups and strangers we didn’t know well weren’t to be trusted." But multiple, peer-reviewed studies show that, ingroups are "polarized echo chambers. simply being in an open network instead of a closed one is the best predictor of career success."

Also, "the paradoxical interplay of two seemingly opposite qualities; maniacal focus and insatiable curiosity..." [May be our most important qualities, as they lead to everything else.] 

Read more at http://observer.com/2015/08/the-no-1-predictor-of-career-success-according-to-network-science/#ixzz3izaW0eVg
In December of 2013, I interviewed one of the world’s top network scientists, Ron Burt. During it, he shared a chart that completely flipped my understanding of success.
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Coming out of the closet--As a Secular Buddhist... No more supernatural BS for me... No God(s), gurus, or pseudoscience.

http://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/secular-buddhism-and-the-quest-for-a-lived-ethics
Secular Buddhism offers a path that is encompassing, humanistic, and pragmatic, without being sectarian.
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+Mark W. Gura​ I have no personal convictions per se, yet there is enough qualitative evidence from great masters stating rebirth is a fact. The Dalai Lama for instance. Just because it can't be quantified doesn't mean it isn't so.
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Chicago area TV Channel 17 interview: We talked about spirituality and meditation not needing pseudoscience, faith in God(s), gurus, and the supernatural. 

Techniques such as mindfulness and vipassana meditation have been practiced for thousands of years, are corroborated by reason, psychology and neuroscience, and help develop a sense of compassion, charity and the pursuit of meaning and knowledge. These secular practices are consistent with the best science available and are perfect for atheists, skeptics, humanists, freethinkers, as well as all others who wish to practice spirituality without religion or reference to supernatural forces.
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Media Spokesperson for the Atlanta Coalition of Reason/ United Coalition of Reason , Executive Director of the Association of Secular Buddhism, Author, TV and Radio Host
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Author Vipassana Mindfulness Meditation, Secular Meditation, Author, TV and Radio Host
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  • Vipassana, Mindfulness Meditation, Secular Meditation
    1994 - present
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    Author, 2012 - present
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TV and Radio Host | Author | Executive Director of the Association of Secular Buddhism | Key Note Speaker | Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
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TV and Radio Host | Author | Executive Director of the Association of Secular Buddhism | Key Note Speaker | Mindfulness Meditation teacher
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Mark W. Gura promotes mindfulness meditation and defining one's own meaning in life free from faith in God(s), gurus and supernatural beliefs. For more information visit www.MarkWgura.com 
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Mark is a proponent of Secular Buddhism, which makes no supernatural claims and advocates only those practices that are consistent with or corroborated by reason and the best science available. 
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