James is singularly focused on and writes about a novel paradigm which he calls "Responsive Naturing," which he presents as an alternative to the Causal Determinism that underlies all scientific knowledge today. His goal is to have a paradigmatic understanding of reality that is shared by both Science and Spirituality.
This Responsive Naturing is called Great Responsiveness in Buddhism and is the fruit of the Meditative Path of Avalokitasvara, the avatar of Great Responsiveness. "Great" means non-self centered — encompassing all concerns equally. This path consists of a meditation technique that uses Inner Spontaneous Sound as a guide to an authentic experience of the nature of mind, and leads to the autogenous (spontaneously arising from within) manifestation of this non-self centered responsiveness in our daily life. This practice is named in a teaching in Tibetan Buddhism as being necessary today for everyone to do, if we are to overcome our ingrained habits of behavior that is the direct cause of the crises we are faced with today. Read about this in his book, Tranquillity's Secret, here on Medium.
James has been a lifelong environmentalist, an entrepreneur, inventor, activist, local elected official serving his community (think global, act local), a university lecturer, philosopher, contemplative theorist, dedicated meditator for over 60 years, and once upon a time, a taxi driver, now a walnut farmer in France. He strongly believes that only by changing how we think about our problems, and how we relate to each other and our shared world, will we be able to overcome the extreme challenges that we face today. We can't fix problems with the same way of thinking and acting that caused those problems to begin with!
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