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Lovingkindness is Easy When…

posted by Emily Herzlin

Allow me to indulge in some pride – pride I have in my 16-year-old sister, Kate. Last week, while other teenagers pined over the Jonas Brothers or lamented over Clay Aiken, my sister did this. She rounded up a group […]

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Schadenfreude

posted by Greg Zwahlen

It can sometimes be hard to discern changes in one’s habits and motivations as a result of dharma practice. One area, however, in which I feel like I’ve observed a clear shift in myself is with regard to schadenfreude, enjoyment […]

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Google Me

posted by Ethan Nichtern

All, Sorry I don’t have a ton of time to write a major post this week. I thought instead I’d post this video of myself speaking at the author’s series at the very cool Google headquarters in NYC earlier this […]

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Right Speech and Anonymity

posted by idpguestblog

Yesterday, after attending Hardcore Dharma class with Ethan where we talked about right speech, I stumbled across an article on MSNBC.com entitled Anonymity Can Turn Nice People Nasty. Whether it’s yelling at a customer service representative over the phone or posting nasty comments […]

Compulsive Honesty in the Face of Massive Lying Liars

posted by Stillman Brown

I am suddenly compelled to tell people the truth. Last night into this morning I’ve been blurting out honest things about myself and the world, sometimes related to the conversation, sometimes not. I think it’s because there’s so much lying […]

Sometimes, happiness can be bought

posted by cassmaster

Three things that made me happy this week: 1. Black Mountain at the Williamsburg Music Hall ($16) 2. Ninjasonik at Lit ($6) 3. Thanks to the Brooklyn Bike Slug, this sweet new ride:

Hardcore Dharma: And now it’s time for a breakdown.

posted by Julia May Jonas

  Saturday September 20: Subject: Eightfold path part 1: Right View, Right Intention   This Saturday in Hardcore Dharma we discussed the “wisdom trainings” of the Noble Eightfold Path, the aforementioned Right View and Right Path.   As mother might […]

“The Madness of Spies” by John Le Carre

posted by Stillman Brown

Spies hold a privileged space in the popular imagination – they are keepers of the kind of terrible secrets that are necessary to sheild our peace of mind (or so we assume), and they take on the characteristics of the […]

single use shopping bags in Portland: on the way out?

posted by sarahnyc

On Monday night Steven, Kevin and I attended the forum, “Solving the Plastic Bag Dilemma: Is Portland Behind?” held at City Hall and hosted by the Recycling Advocates. I was surprised by the number and variety of people in the […]

Integral Activism – Meeting this Sunday Sept. 28th

posted by omphalina

Hey Everyone! Please come to our Integral Activism meeting this Sunday September 28th, 2008 from 12 to 2pm. We have an exciting agenda planned including walking meditation around the neighborhood to pick up plastic bag trash and a tutorial on […]

A Note From Simran Sethi

posted by rewriteable

From Simran, who spoke as part of our “Sit Down, Rise Up” Lecture Series last week (podcast coming in a few weeks time): Dear IDP Sangha,

Democracy Now!!!!!!!!

posted by eva

Hey everyone, Some news to report… Last year, I had the fortunate opportunity to do a 4 month internship at my favorite organization, Democracy Now! DN! is an extraordinary example of independent media — it is a daily radio and […]

Integral Activism – Start thinking about we

posted by omphalina

Quick reminder: There is still time to contact NY government officials to urge them to keep NYC plastic bag recycling law in effect – see here for more details. Now to our regular scheduled post: Sen. Eric Schneiderman has been […]

The Montagues and the Capulets Got Nothin’ on Us

posted by Emily Herzlin

My friend Lisa threw herself down in her desk chair and ran her hands through her curly hair in despair. “I just don’t know what to do, you guys! Ugh! HELP ME!” She bemoaned, “He’s a really great kisser and […]

What is happiness, anyway?

posted by Greg Zwahlen

This question has increasingly been explored in the fields of economics and psychology over the last few years. I certainly think of it often, particularly if I’m meditating on the first of the four Brahmavih?ras—the wish that all sentient beings […]

Assessing the Real New Year

posted by Ethan Nichtern

Our calendar is obsolete and archaic. Everyone knows everything starts anew in the Fall. Today, Labor Day, is the real New Year’s day. At least that’s how it always feels to me.

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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 technologies — such as this blog — to both further o

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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 conference — named after his book of the same nam

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 impermanence on my mind recently. I've talked about it her

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 revolution based on authentic action. A social movemen

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

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