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Two Must-See Videos

posted by Ethan Nichtern

I was all set to write a post about racism and sexism, but it would’ve been about the 08 race and I figure we’ve had enough of that recently. Instead I decided to post two must-see videos that came to […]

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happy plastic bags

posted by Ellen Scordato

Interdependent art? Without plastic bags, we wouldn’t have this! SVA (School of Visual Arts) student Joshua Allen Harris makes these around the new york city streets (btw, for out-of-towners–that’s a subway grate, and air gusts out of it when trains […]

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Dharma, blogging, book deals: recent news!

posted by cassmaster

Three great non-dharma-related blogs scored book contracts this month: Stuff White People Like struck a deal with Random House, Bent Objects with Running Press, and, my personal favorite, Not Eating Out in New York, signed up with Gotham Books. I […]

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The Buddha In His Own Words

posted by Stillman Brown

A friend of mine has a friend who recently saw a play, “The Buddha – In His Own Words” and recommended it to me. When pressed about it he said, simply, “it’s supposed to be good.” It’s not much of […]

It’s Raining McCain

posted by eva

I’m sorry… I simply could not resist. Love, Cassmaster

Cutting Through the Hype

posted by Stillman Brown

By Stillman Brown Regular readers know I’ve been swept up in the cacophony of chatter surrounding the race for the Democratic presidential nominee. Some of my commentary, I feel, has been worth reading, mostly for it’s entertainment value. Some, not […]

Five Thoughts To Combat A Sour Mood on Sunday Night

posted by Ethan Nichtern

First of all, do hypocrisy and irony get any bigger and bolder than Eliot Spitzer? That is my first question. I mean, come on. I already said this to Will.I.Am but….Cognitive dissonance much? No. Seriously. Come on. WTF. As the […]

A Question about Taking Life

posted by Stillman Brown

By Stillman Brown A few weeks ago, my roommate Becca and I were eating Chinese and watching Scrubs reruns on Comedy Central when a small, fast-moving gray object streaked out from under the futon and disappeared into a small ring […]

Martha Nussbaum on Spitzer and Prostitution Laws

posted by eva

This is a succinct and thoughtful essay about the Spitzer debacle by Martha Nussbaum of the University of Chicago Law School. (University of Chicago Philosopher MARTHA NUSSBAUM on the Spitzer Resignation, from the Atlanta Journal Constitution…) Trading on America’s puritanical […]

Plastic Bags in Trees, a guest post by Melanie Einzig

posted by Ellen Scordato

During the IDP Day of Activism in February, Melanie Einzig and I partnered up to canvas local shopkeepers about their use of plastic bags and willingness to consider alternatives. As we walked around the neighborhood, she told me about a […]

Absence: a non-explanation, with links to other things

posted by cassmaster

The news in Tibet: BBC, Reuters. Tricycle has some coverage, too. I’m reading the new Philip Roth novel right now, Exit Ghost, and am back into Nathan Zuckerman mode: not wanting to know anything about the outside world at all, […]

Two of My Favorite People

posted by eva

Good morning everyone. I am sorry that I have been so AWOL from the blogosphere…. circumstances in my life have been cRaZy as of late. So this morning, I just want to pass along a link to an interview between […]

Kid Questions

posted by streetlegalplay

The class structure is very clearly stapled to the bulletin board, laminated in the school colors, orange and blue. “Tune In! Warm Up! Learn and Try! Relaxation!” They know their sun salutation, are getting the poses down. They know what […]

My Guru, Ticketmaster; or, Wants and Needs, Part I

posted by Ellen Scordato

A riff on “the suffering of cappucino” described in One City. A riff on greed, on anger, on consumer frustration. And how every little thing is on the path. Damn it. On Thursday night, I attended the PLUG Independent Music […]

Ask Stillman!

posted by Stillman Brown

This week, I’ll be posting replies to a few of the many emails I receive from eager readers. Dear Stillman, I’m a successful graphic designer living in Brooklyn. I’m married to my college sweetheart and on the weekends I play […]

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Mixing technology and practice
There were many more good sessions at the Wisdom 2.0 conference this weekend. The intention of the organizers is to post videos. I'll let you know when. Here are some of my notes from a second panel. How do we use modern, social media ...

posted 3:54:40pm May. 02, 2010 | read full post »

Wisdom 2.0
If a zen master were sitting next to the chief technical officer of Twitter, what would they talk about? That sounds like a hypothetical overheared at a bar in San Francisco. But this weekend I saw the very thing at Soren Gordhamer's Wisdom 2.0 ...

posted 1:43:19pm May. 01, 2010 | read full post »

The Buddha at Work - "All we are is dust in the wind, dude."
"The only true wisdom consists of knowing that you know nothing." - Alex Winter, as Bill S. Preston, Esq. in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure"That's us, dude!" - Keanu Reeves, as Ted "Theodore" LoganWhoa! Excellent! I've had ...

posted 2:20:00pm Jan. 28, 2010 | read full post »

Sometimes You Find Enlightenment by Punching People in the Face
This week I'm curating a guest post from Jonathan Mead, a friend who inspires by living life on his own terms and sharing what he can with others.  To quote from Jonathan's own site, Illuminated Mind: "The reason for everything: To create a ...

posted 12:32:23pm Jan. 27, 2010 | read full post »

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