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I was recently forwarded this piece about the fur trade in China, produced by PETA. It’s one of the most gruesome things I’ve seen in a long time. Apparently at some Chinese fur farms animals are skinned alive with the […]

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With all the buzz on Sotomayor and the U.S. Supreme Court, Gay couples – and anyone who knows a gay couple – must be reeling from today’s California Supreme Court  Prop 8 Decision. Here’s a good blog about today’s latest […]

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So Judge Sonia Sotomayor, 54 year-old judge from the Bronx, is bound for the Supreme Court  — if President Obama’s Nomination goes through during the confirmation process. Get ready for some lunacy from Mitch McConnell, for sure. Of course, Sotomayor’s […]

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Susan Boyle’s 2nd Performance on Britain’s Got Talent was another hit. Check out the youtube clip of her Semifinal song at the 2009 competition:

submitted by Roger Padmakara Bygott, a One City reader from the UK:A Buddha Rupa in the Manchester Buddhist Centre. The rupa was sculpted by British Buddhist artist Chintamani, a member of the Western Buddhist Order. Roger is an amateur photographer […]

One of the cooler ladies on Earth, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been arrested for the umpteenth time, and is allegedly quite ill. Avaaz.org is petitioning the United Nations for Aung San Suu Kyi’s release, and has almost 400,000 signatures […]

John Markoff’s article in The New York Times today, The Coming Superbrain, looks at the potentialities and risks of developing “self-aware and superhuman” machines. What ensues is the usual debate between those who believe that this type of artificial intelligence (A.I.) is the […]

Wow! And you can buy it on a t-shirt too!  Thnx Jen

Each week, New York-based artist Michelle Provenzano creates a drawing based on our weekly discussion at Hardcore Dharma. Here is her work inspired by the teaching on the 3 Yanas. 

Before Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment at age 35 he was a confused twenty and thirty-something looking to learn how to live a spiritual life. He had an overbearing dad, expectations for what he was supposed to do with his life, […]

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