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Hardcore Dharma Week 8: The 3 Yanas, or Cultivating “Healthy Revulsion,” or Buddhist Barf Bags

posted by Stillman Brown

As we sat to practice last night, below the yoga studio the Bowery was teeming with rush hour traffic and every third driver seemed to be leaning on their horn in frustration and hurry. My first thought was, “I’m glad […]


Walking the Plank

posted by Jerry Kolber

There is no shortage of evidence that the earth is burning, flooding, asphyxiating and dying.  9 out of 10 dentists agree that something has to be done or our children (or their children) will inherit a planet that cannot support […]


Podcast : “Fame, Success and Other Illusions” with Ethan Nichtern

posted by Patrick Groneman

In this week’s podcast Ethan leads a discussion on how the Buddha’s teachings of the 8 Traps of Hope and Fear (Tradionally called The 8 Wordly Concerns) relate to our daily battles with success and failure.  How do we try […]


Missing Link Found? Was Reincarnation Just Early Buddhism’s Explanation for Genetic Evolution?

posted by Ethan Nichtern

The purported fossil missing link found this morning of 47 million year old Darwinius Masillae is causing a stir. Some people think it’s the key to understanding our entire human evolution, some are not so sure. I just like the […]

Can we prevent global warming by meditating?

posted by Kirsten Firminger

Image courtesy / MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Global warming, already high on the list of major problems, is much worse than we thought according to a new study by MIT. The image you […]

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Mixing technology and practice
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 ...

posted 3:54:40pm May. 02, 2010 | read full post »

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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