MBT Fireside Chats

The monthly Fireside Chat sessions with physicist and author Thomas Campbell have been published on Youtube for several years. Now they are also available as an audio podcast.

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Part 1:

  • 00:10 Improving meditation - Trying to go without thinking - dealing with images that come up
  • 02:25 Should I set particular goals for meditation?
  • 06:45 Mathemetical optimization - Are the optimizations in consciousness similar to those used in neural networks?
  • 13:35 Is there a difference between bias and belief?
  • 15:45 Slow learning - Can we have grasped things intellectually but still be dumb on the being level?
  • 19:55 How is the virtual reality something different from consciousness? The Observer and the observed
  • 30:15 The "Digital Big Bang" - Is it just a metaphor?
  • 34:10 Was the rest of the universe created after human consciousness was created because before there was no observer?
  • 40:50 Free will as an illusion and source of suffering? Switching to the path of surrender

Categories | 2020


Filetype: MP3 - Size: 23.03MB - Duration: 50:18 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)

Thomas Campbell

Thomas Campbell

Main website: https://www.my-big-toe.com
 - also: https://www.tom-campbell.de
Youtube: https://youtube.com/twcjr44
Event page: https://www.mbtevents.com


Fireside Chat related information


Hopefully you enjoy this new opportunity to access the Fireside Chats as a podcast.

If you want to view the Fireside Chats on video, you find all past Fireside Chat episodes here:

Fireside Chat video archive


If you want to ask a question yourself, you can do so via Tom Campbell's forum. On it you find a thread where questions for future Fireside Chats are collected:

Fireside Chat questions

This free podcast service was made possible thanks to the donations of about 20 people who have supported the Fireside Chats financially in 2017. If you want to help covering the hosting fees for the video conference server which makes the Fireside Chats themselves as well as this free podcast offer possible then you can find more information on how to donate at the following link on my main website:

Fireside Chat donation link

The donations for 2020 have been significantly lower than in the previous years, actually the amount donated has been going down every year from 2017 to 2020. If you want the podcast service to continue, please consider a small donation. Thank you.

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