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December 2008 Archives

One of my good friends may be losing her job due to lay-offs. She will find out in the next few weeks. She has said that if she just makes it through this (economic crisis) and pays off her debt, […]

I’m addicted to books about Buddhism; I have somewhere between two and three hundred of them. In my estimation one of the very best is Foundations of Buddhism, by Rupert Gethin. It’s a relatively short book that nonetheless manages to […]

Last week I posted a few facts about Jewish Buddhists and realized it was not nearly enough. I’d like to begin with the first installment of a series of posts on the topic of the Jewish/Buddhist connection. Hanukkah was this […]

An old favorite for the new year. sign up for a daily email at the Lojong site Everyday, get an email with one of the 59 lojong slogans, with commentary by one of seven teachers, from Jamgon Kontrul to […]

Okay … so what do you think this is a painting of? Boxes? An Arm? a Fence?

Here’s a quick link to pocketsimon’s latest buddhamachine — a special Christmas edition.  I’ve never been one to meditate with far-out music playing in the background (unless you count all that smoking-pot-while-staring-at-the-ceiling-listening-to-records I did in college as meditation), but I do like […]

For an hour and a half of December 24th, in between overstuffed dinners, toffee coated pistachios and fireside gatherings spent arguing immigration policy/ornament placement, I attended a United Church of Christ Christmas Eve service.  Although I don’t believe in God, […]

There was a book review in this past Sunday’s New York Times called “Still Crazy After All These Years.” The book reviewed is American Therapy: The Rise of Psychotherapy in the United States (great review title, no?). The review seemed […]

In honor of Hanukkah, here are some fun facts about BUJUs! A BUJU (or JUBU) is someone of Jewish decent (cultural or religious) who has a serious interest in, has converted to, or practices Buddhism. According to Charles T. […]

Last week I went Christmas shopping for my 7-year-old niece. Her mom and my mom had list of things she wanted from American Girl, (which is, in case you haven’t heard, “a premiere lifestyle brand that offers a variety of […]

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