One City
September 2009 Archives

by Ethan Nichtern The gentleman to your left seems not to like his job much at all. Maybe we should help him find a new one. As the Senate Finance Committee debated the Public Option‘s inclusion in the Health Care […]

Jerry Kolber is an award-winning film and TV producer and writer and is on the board of directors of The Interdependence Project.  Past projects include Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, The Eden Myth, and Inked.  Upcoming projects include Bank […]

by Kirsten Firminger I am finally collecting data for my dissertation. It is focused on people living in New York City who have voluntarily chosen to buy less. I launched the survey last Thursday and I am already amazed at […]

by Greg Zwahlen The US News and World Report God and Country blog reported last week that a recent Trinity College survey found that in the next twenty years, the percentage of Americans who report “no religion” may increase from […]

Nonviolent followers of Vietnamese Zen teacher and world-renowned author Thich Nhat Hahn were violently ejected from the Bat Nha monastery in Lam Dong province in Vietnam on Sunday. The monks’ ejection followed months of tension. (photo AFP)

by Stillman Brown I wasn’t able to make it to last night’s Heartcore Dharma class on “Aspiring and Entering Bodhicitta,” so I thought I’d blog about something more personal. Several weeks ago, the partner of a good friend of mine was […]

by Ethan Nichtern As your typical half-jew, half-protestant, God-loving agnostic and Buddhist practitioner, I wanted to wish everyone a very fruitful Yom Kippur 2009. Someone mentioned to me that they think atonement and fasting, seem un-Buddhist, because of the possibility […]

A good Buddhist quote on how annoying people can turn into bitter enemies, and how Buddhism uses the “tea boy” analogy to keep your enemies as close as you can. “The story goes that Atisha was told that the people […]

by Evelyn Cash A few weeks ago, Jerry Kolber wrote an article on this blog about the Branding of Buddhism.  His piece presented an intriguing argument for branding and popularizing Buddhism in order to make the Buddha’s valuable teachings available […]

by Lodro Rinzler    Angulimal, photo courtesy of 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 […]