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Jerry Kolber is grateful for the teachings of Buddhism and daily meditation practice.

I thought it might be useful to share a quick check-in on my own personal practice. Lately I’ve had plenty of opportunities for distracting thoughts, which is just great for practicing meditation.  I mean, if you want to hone your […]

“Meditate Daily” has been hovering on my to-do, someday, or maybe lists for more than ten years, since the late 1990’s.  Two years ago the universe conspired to deliver me to the doorstep of the Interdependence Project, where the clarity […]

My post Freedom From Religion: Buddhism Wins Best Religion in the World Award last week set off quite a stir around these here ‘nets. Over at Paramita they offer to send an 11 month old girl to pick up the […]

In light of the ongoing Freedom From Religion Foundationcase, I found this news item interesting. Linda Moulin | 15.07.2009 | 16:55 Tribune de Geneve   In advance of their annual Leading Figure award to areligious figure who has done the […]

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley just sued the US Federal Government challenging the euphemistically named Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), claiming that it is unconstitutional because it denies insurance, health care, and other rights to gay and lesbian couples in […]

With the internet abuzz this week trying to get the first/latest/best look at Michael Jackson‘s body, Farah Fawcett‘s funeral, and Mr. Jackson’s financial papers, it may finally be time to talk about celebrity death culture here at the Interdependence Project […]

With North Korea officially threatening to “wipe out the aggressors on the globe once and for all” (referring of course to the United States, and the potential that they will launch a nuclear missile at Hawaii or Alaska on July […]

Today at the gym, riding an indoor bike in a glass enclosed room inside the place. Since this weekend’s retreat, been trying to maintain the gap between habitual conditioned response and actual reality. Not easy.  This lady comes in to […]

Today I got news that one of the documentary projects I’ve been trying to get financing for will likely get both financing and distribution, and collaboration from the perfect partner. Great news, and my initial reaction was energetic excitement. Within […]

I’ve been a runner on and off for the last fifteen years. Last year I (slowly) ran the New York City Marathon.  Today is national running day, and as a Buddhist Meditator I thought it would be appropriate to tackle […]