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A Truly Black Friday

posted by idpguestblog

By now I’m sure everyone has heard of Walmart employee Jdimytai Damour who was crushed to death early Friday morning by a stampede of crazed shoppers. One does not even know what to say about such a senseless death. Mob psychology […]

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Back to the Sack: New Yorkers reactions to a plastic bag fee

posted by omphalina

In the last couple of weeks, there have been quite a few articles documenting the reaction New Yorkers have had to the proposed plastic bag fee. I thought it would be interesting to sit with these differing points of views. […]

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Wisdom: a book trailer, and some sage advice

posted by cassmaster

I’m not sure whether book trailers really do much to help sales, but they’re a fun concept, and some of them can be great. Here’s one promoting Andrew Zuckerman’s new photography book, “Wisdom.” It’s a collection of sage advice — […]

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Did Sarah Palin Turn Me Vegetarian?

posted by Emily Herzlin

Against my better judgment I watched the Sarah Palin turkey farm interview. I will not post a link on here because it is gruesome. If you want to watch it, feel free to find it on your own on Youtube.

“Protect the Earth” by, er, trashing it

posted by Greg Zwahlen

I went to the dentist recently, and on my way out I was given a plastic bag to carry very few tiny items (toothbrush, small tube of toothpaste, the usual dental schwag). This was unfortunate, of course, but hardly unusual. […]

Hardcore Dharma: The 5 Hindrances

posted by Julia May Jonas

Listen I know.  If there’s anything more annoying than the holiday’s themselves, it’s the inevitable deluge of “why the holiday’s are annoying in this way and that” pieces that pervade every newspaper, radio segment and blog that pass through our […]

What Type of People Write This Blog?

posted by Stillman Brown

The internet is officially the Coolest Toy Ever. This site, Typealyzer, automatically analyzes the content of a blog and spits out a personality profile of it’s author. Since this is a group blog, the one could assume the result would […]

Internet Curiosities

posted by Stillman Brown

Via Andrew Sully this A.M.: Ginger Anyhow has embroidered a series of romantic text messages received 02/06 to 04/07. Running through the photographs gives one a sense of the relationship’s rise and fall in a abstract but deeply intimate way. The act […]

The Scary Dynamics of Standing in Line

posted by Emily Herzlin

Sunday night at South Station in Boston on my way to catch a bus back to New York, I had a scary encounter with aggression. My friend Brett and I booked tickets on Bolt Bus early in the week. Bolt […]

Buddhist art shows opening in NYC

posted by Greg Zwahlen

There are several present and future exhibits of Buddhist art in the city that I’m excited about. The Eight Venerable Drugu Choegyal Rinpoche, a master of the Drukpa Kagyu tradition and a painter in traditional and contemporary idioms, has shows […]

A Poem

posted by idpguestblog

I didn’t have time to write a post today, so I thought I’d share a video. I somewhat randomly ended up at a poetry reading Wednesday evening. Roger Bonair-Agard was one of the poets and I was completely captivated by […]

Election Withdrawal

posted by Stillman Brown

I’m in the throes of election withdrawal and exhibiting many of the classic symptoms, including: “Confusion, disorientation and agitation and other signs of severe autonomic instability (fever, tachycardia,hypertension).” Another, lesser-known consequence of election withdrawal is uncontrollable creative output. My doctors (two Austrians and […]

Better to drink coffee out of styrofoam??

posted by sarahnyc

A friend recently brought this to my attention: recent studies are claiming that drinking your coffee from a styrofoam cup may actually be better for the environment than a reusable ceramic mug. Really? Styrofoam? What do you think of these […]

BREAKING NEWS: Marriage Equality Video

posted by Jerry Kolber

Ethan suggested I make everyone aware of a video I put together this weekend that is blowing up online – over 4,000 views in the first 24 hours. It’s seriously IDP influenced (and thanks to those of you who gave […]

Back to the Sack: Exciting news

posted by omphalina

There was a lot of excitement this past week in the Integral Activism/Back to the Sack community! We had a great time at the OneCity walk this past Saturday. Even though I walk around Manhattan and Brooklyn all the time, […]

This is Unbelievable

posted by Ethan Nichtern

I was planning to write something yesterday, but instead I had to give you this amazing special comment by Keith Olbermann. It’s the best I’ve ever seen him, and I can’t imagine how any loving person wouldn’t change their mind […]

Wham, ma’am, thank you, BAM.

posted by Emily Herzlin

I liked playing with blocks as a kid, building grand castles out of wooden shapes painted primary colors. I was also the Tetris Queen; I held the high score on my dad’s stone age computer until we got rid of […]

Maxims you don’t agree with

posted by Greg Zwahlen

Ellen, I hope you’ll excuse the title. I couldn’t bring myself to title the post “Maxims with which you don’t agree.” Hey, it’s a blog, right? The last few years I’ve gotten fond of collecting aphorisms, particularly when they seem […]

Yes We Did?

posted by idpguestblog

While I am thrilled with Obama’s election, this week also saw some major hits to LGBTQ rights. Same-sex marriage was banned in California, Arizona and Florida and Arkansas passed a bill blocking the adoption or fostering of children by unmarried couples- […]

Getting Religulous: is religion really so wrong?

posted by cassmaster

Bill Maher’s new movie about the perils of major world religions isn’t especially hopeful. But if you need a little break from all the good feelings of hope and change going around right now (or maybe just a break from […]

Am I Buddhist Enough?

posted by Jerry Kolber

  How much Buddhism do I have to study before I am really a Buddhist? I couldn’t go to Hardcore Dharma classes this fall because I was training for the marathon. I don’t know Sanskrit or Pali. I know there […]

What Are We Gonna Do NOW?

posted by Ethan Nichtern

The letter I sent to the IDP community yesterday, in case you haven’t read it: Dear Interdependence Project Community and Friends, So what are we going to do now? I’ve talked to literally hundreds of friends since the historic events […]

Hardcore Dharma: The Birth of the Cool

posted by Julia May Jonas

To paraphrase Newsweek’s Jon Meacham on Brian Lehrer’s WNYC November 5th broadcast, “If there’s ever a time that we can feel sticky-sweet gooey sentimental puppy love it’s today.” Kumbaya-all-we-are-saying-is-we-shall-overcome-signed-sealed-and-delivered-Obama-is-yours!  USA work it out!  Wednesday I had a realization that for […]

Post-election giddiness in Portland

posted by sarahnyc

A short while ago I was driving down the road and was abruptly cut off by a man in a large cowboy hat. He was driving a red GMC truck with Alaska plates. It was the biggest car on the […]

Begin: The Era of Obama

posted by Stillman Brown

Now that this historic and seemingly endless campaign is over, what next? What will characterize the Era of Obama?

Happy Election Day!!!

posted by omphalina

Wishing you an enjoyable and rewarding voting experience! If you have any problems voting: http://www.866ourvote.org/ or 1-866-OUR-VOTE For example, if this happens: After all that has happened in the last couple of elections, it is important that we have these […]

Election 08′ Thread: The Best Writing from the Internet

posted by Stillman Brown

Note: I’ll be updating periodically throughout the day. Submit your stories, videos, and links in the comments section! I voted this morning at 8:15 after waiting on line for 45 minutes in the humid, bustling gymnasium at the elementary school […]

Where to Put that Election Anxiety?

posted by Emily Herzlin

It’s Election Day Eve, tomorrow (hopefully) the next four years of this country’s political future will be decided, and I’m sitting here freaking out about cockroaches in my apartment. It all started this evening when I got home from work […]

ID Project in the news

posted by Greg Zwahlen

The ID project got a couple of nice mentions in the new issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly, which may be the best general interest magazine about Buddhism. They came in an article called “Next-gen Buddhism: The future of Buddhism […]

People as Products

posted by idpguestblog

We were fortunate to have Reverend Billy and Savitri Durkee (from the Church of Stop Shopping) as our latest ID Project guest lecturers last week. For anyone not familiar with him, Reverend Billy is on a crusade to show us how […]

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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 ...

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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