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How amazing is Stevie Wonder? Check out this performance from 1973. I like to imagine myself watching this at age 3, but chances are I was watching Sesame Street. So what in the heck does this have to do with the Buddha at Work? Here’s what I said last month:

by Paul Griffin The tantric teachings on the subtle or energetic body were an aspect of the dharma to which I responded very strongly when I first discovered Buddhism.  Why?  Two reasons.  First, I found that I basically lived my entire life in my head, like so many other modern human beings.  To practice embodiment, to…

by Jon Rubinstein I’ve been writing elsewhere about the Charter for Compassion which launched on November 12. The Charter is the fulfillment of Karen Armstrong‘s 2008 Ted prize and comes from Armstrong’s observation that every religion, without exception, shares a central tenet: “The Charter will proclaim a principle embraced by every faith, and by every…

by Rafi Santo, Director of the Interdependence Project‘s Integral Activism Program In an unprecedented historical act, Ajahn Brahm (full name: Ajahn Brahmavamso), a senior monk in the Thai Forest Tradition of Theravadin Buddhism, conducted a full ordination at his Australian monastery for a group of four nuns to make them Bhikkunis, the highest level of…

By Evelyn Cash Over the past few weeks I’ve been taking a step back and revisiting some of the very basic teachings of the Buddha.  I think it can be helpful from time to time to go back and reconsider teachings you haven’t thought much about in a long time; it can bring a fresh…

by Lodro Rinzler 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, drinks were flowing, lutes were playing, and the women were all about him. Some called…

Volunteer (and One City blogger) Paul Griffin with the streets to himself at dawn By Stillman Brown For 24 hours last Friday and Saturday volunteers from the ID Project sat in the large display windows at ABC Carpet & Home at the corner of Broadway and 19th Street in New York and meditated. I knew…

by Patrick Groneman Last weekend I continued my search for a spiritual practice by taking part in the Zen Mountain Monastery’s “Intro to Zen Training” Retreat, a weekend toe dipping into the Mountain and Rivers Order manifestation of Soto and Rinzai Zen Buddhism.  The monastery is tucked away in the beautiful Catskill mountains, about two…

In a shocking twist, I’m not going to post the Guns ‘n Roses video here. The lyrics just don’t have that much to do with what we’re talking about. We’ve been discussing the Six Paramitas, as they’re called in the Mahayana tradition and how they can help us in our careers. (Brief interlude for a…

Handmade crafts marketplace Etsy‘s blog The Storque highlights one of their vendors, Zeke, who recycles glass bottles and makes them into glasses, carafes, and planters. Zeke seems like a great example of living Right Livelihood. To Zeke, Right Livelihood is “earning a living without doing harm to people or the environment.” But by reading the…

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Davee Evans

Davee Evans is a Shambhala practitioner just returned to San Francisco from Portland. He’s a software and usability engineer, mostly for startups in Silicon Valley. He graduated from MIT with a degree in mathematics, where he also tried out his first weekend meditation retreat. Lately he’s particularly interested in Buddhist philosophy and Buddhist terminology.

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