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August 2009 Archives

Ted Kennedy died late last night. He spent his career fighting to get health care coverage for all. May his legacy be completed by passing real health care reform in the coming months as a fitting tribute to him.

In the Times “On Religion” blog this weekend was an article about a young Sikh group that meets in Manhattan. It was described as “a Sikh version of what religion scholars call the emergent movement, a growing trend toward small, nimble, […]

This past weekend I went to a homecoming party for a friend who I haven’t seen in about a year. Seeing this friend for the first time in such a long time brought up some things that made me think […]

Glamour magazine showed a plus-size model with a belly! Stop the presses! Photo!(Click on the link to see it, because Glamour owns the photo.) This seems like an incredibly lightweight (ahem) topic for a Buddhist blog post, but returning from […]

This week I had the opportunity to read and see two radically different narratives about the traumas of immigration, and I thought I’d offer each a short review:  the movie was District 9 by South African Neil Blomkamp and the […]

What would Sid do? 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 […]

I’ve never been so shocked by someone unveiling a cake to me as I was when last Friday my girlfriend Jen showed me the special Mandala Birthday cake she made for me. It was a delicious as it looks.  May […]

Reincarnation as a theme does not lend itself easily to discussion or literary treatment.  So where does one turn in our culture for discourse on that difficult philosophical subject?  Many, if not most, of the Buddhists I know are perfectly […]

Last week I didn’t post because my computer broke.  It’s fixed now.  I won’t go into details – talking about your computer breakdown/revival is like telling someone your dream, extremely interesting for you, extremely boring for them.  However last week, […]

This is a guest post for the One City Blog. —–Evelyn Cash is a Soto Zen and Vipassana meditation practitioner living in Wichita, Kansas. She works as an engineer. —– No matter how you slice it, I am definitely in […]