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March 2009 Archives

This week on the podcast is a great guest lecture by Purna Steinitz titled “Crushed by Love”.  Purna leads us through his process of “studying untruth” in our relationships and the practice of turning every poison on our path into […]

I take out my wallet and hand the guy behind the counter two crisp dollar bills with barely a thought. I sip the coffee and I’m not sure if I actually even wanted it. What is the mental process involved […]

Comedian Lewis Black appeared at the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art on March 9, part of their BRAINWAVE series, which puts famous thoughtful people and less-famous thoughtful people onstage together to provoke more thought, as far as I can tell. […]

At the writing of this post, I have 2022 friends on facebook. Are they all my friends, you might ask. Well, yes, they are all my facebook friends. Have I met them all in person? No, probably only about half. […]

Like many others this week, I found myself strangely fascinated with the death of actress Natasha Richardson. Not that I was a fan per se, but I think it was more the senselessness and randomness of it that was striking. […]

A Mistake or, In Lieu of My Regular Friday Post He wanted to change the energy, his energy. He wanted to take his frustration and irritation and, like an alchemist, turn it into flamboyance and originality. It was a small […]


Last Saturday Hardcore Dharma continued its study of the Lojong by focusing on Point Four and Point Five of the mind training slogans.  Point Four is typically called “life and death,” which Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche connects with the paramita of […]

If I do a session of sitting meditation in a dream does that count as my recommended daily 10-minute session? Eh? No? Dang. I ask because I’ve been dreaming a lot lately. I attribute this, in part, to sleeping more […]

This week on the IDProject Podcast Ethan leads a talk about Why We Need Anger.  You can listen to the podcast here, and check out a list of all our podcasts here, or subscribe through iTunes. If you are a […]