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April 2009 Archives

I’ve got a wager for you. Walk into any Buddhist dharma center across the country.  Sidle up to a pleasant looking stranger.  Compliment their eco-friendly aluminum water bottle to get a conversation started then ask them what started them practicing. […]

Hi all, unfortunately our incomparable Ethan Nichtern has the flu (send him your get wells in the comments section) and had to postpone tonight’s beginner Hardcore Dharma class, so my weekly roundup will have to wait.  Instead, I thought I’d […]

Check out our very own Jerry Kolber, Buddhist filmmaker extraordinaire, interviewed on today. Embedded video from CNN Video

This is pretty great and hilarious:

This is a week of new beginnings for me.  I spent Sunday and Monday keeping an eye on my best friend’s four year old, my godson Sidney, as his wife April was preparing to deliver their second son by home […]

Things have been hard for a lot of people I know lately. My work hours have been cut. Some of my friends have been laid off and others are working really hard just to have a slim chance of a […]

On Monday, April 27, 2009 I closed the NASDAQ – yes, that’s right. Y’all can thank little ol’ me for stopping the American economy’s losses in stocks that day. Why did I get to go to the NASDAQ? Because I’m […]

What dynamic exists between our logical mind and our intuitive mind?  What practices can we develop to more mindfully navigate our concepts and experience? In this week’s Podcast “Logic vs. Feeling”, Ethan leads a discussion to explore some of these […]

Dear All One City Readers, Our blog has officially moved over to Beliefnet! To get there follow: Let’s continue all the great discussions over there! Direct URL is:

From the point of view of some more dogmatic teachers, The Buddha gave his students some crazy instructions. Perhaps the craziest one of all was when he taught them how to regard his teachings. He told them to treat his […]