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January 1, 1970 Archives

Secularizing Buddhism–Making it Accessible or Stripping the Roots?

posted by Ethan Nichtern

A Guest Post for the One City Blog by Vince Horn of Buddhist Geeks (Full Bio Below). It’s a very common and hip thing today to want to make Buddhism secular.  Many very worthwhile organizations and movements have this as their guiding […]


5 Reasons My Dharma is Better Than Your Dharma

posted by Jerry Kolber

I’ve been putting this off for a while, but since yesterday’s conversation here with Buddhist Geeks Vince Horn pretty much started a blazing meteor shower of comments, it’s time to come out and say it – my dharma is better […]


Aung San Suu Kyi Sentenced to 3 More Years

posted by Ethan Nichtern

Burma’s fake leaders had Burma’s rightful leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, sentenced to three more years in prison. At least the sentence was commuted to more house arrest. Damn. I hope Obama makes a statement about this. But he might […]


When in Limbo, Hit the Cushion

posted by Emily Herzlin

I find that during periods of major change in my life, the notion of a daily meditation practice is met with a mental aversion so strong that even looking at my meditation cushion ready and waiting for me in the […]

Shopping For a Spiritual Practice – Insight Meditation Retreat

posted by Patrick Groneman

(photo courtesy of Doug Olsen) This past week I endeavored on my first ever week-long meditation retreat in the beautiful and inspiring Massachussettes Landscape at the Insight Meditation Society Retreat Center.   The most consistent question I have been asked by […]

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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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