Case studies

Events

Q&A! (Respond by Sunday, August 25th)

Hi, all, I am hosting a Q&A starting at the time of this posting and ending at midnight on Sunday, August 25th. If you would like to participate, please submit a question in writing to jhbauthor@gmail.com by the aforementioned date. Suggested question topics include wisdom and spirituality; art and writing; and relationships and communication, although… Continue reading Q&A! (Respond by Sunday, August 25th)

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Here, but not: research, sexuality, and objectivity

TW: This essay contains discussion of ambiguous sexual experiences. If this is a source of discomfort for you, please consider whether you would like to read on. My early sexual experiences were colored by ambiguity and discomfort. With one woman in particular, a roommate, there was never full consent about what would happen between us… Continue reading Here, but not: research, sexuality, and objectivity

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What it means to bow to the Buddha

A few years ago while reading a foundational text on Buddhism I had the first of two spiritual experiences with respect to the tradition: every new insight I read, it seemed like I was remembering rather than discovering. That is, it felt like I had been a Buddhist before. I asked a psychic about this… Continue reading What it means to bow to the Buddha

Pedagogy

On comings and goings: mentorship, freedom, and respect in modern education

The first student to whom I taught this method, in a one-on-one arrangement, chose to discontinue the process. We had been checking in once per week by way of a phone call, and after the first few there grew to be gaps in their frequency. At first this was due to my student taking a… Continue reading On comings and goings: mentorship, freedom, and respect in modern education

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Receiving and following intuition: a personal story

A little over a year ago I had a dream of my future wife. In the dream, I saw a bright, cheerful, red-headed woman, knew that she was a nurse, and awoke saying aloud the words ‘That’s my wife.’ Obviously, I wrote down the dream and told it to friends. As with most mystical experiences,… Continue reading Receiving and following intuition: a personal story

Curriculum, Pedagogy

Practical applications for teaching and studying literature as a means to understanding self and world

As anyone knows who’s been following this blog, I’ve created a method of teaching and studying literature that helps us to get out of an othering view toward a text’s characters, instead identify with them, and through this process, learn wisdom about ourselves and our lives which we can then put into practice by transforming… Continue reading Practical applications for teaching and studying literature as a means to understanding self and world

Events

Summer course: June-July, 2019

Hi, all, below is the information for a course which I plan to host this summer. This course will take place in Madison, Wisconsin--though if you are situated elsewhere and interested in attending, I encourage you to contact me about Skyping or calling in. The course will likely take place during a weekday afternoon, for… Continue reading Summer course: June-July, 2019