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A Light Refreshment Break: David Lynch’s Surreal Promo for Transcendental Meditation

For all you Emptiness/Nondual junkies in Halo-fax: enjoy your direct experience. And to compliment the surreality of David Lynch is the sardonic genius of Chogyam Trungpa: MINDFULNESS IS NOT A … Continue reading

2015/04/28 · Leave a comment

Pema: Flowing with Change

When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax … Continue reading

2015/01/10 · Leave a comment

Compassion Demands Engagement

The central guiding principle of Buddhism is compassion and concern for the world in which we live. It’s the idea of interdependence—that our actions dictate the experience of others. I … Continue reading

2015/01/09 · Leave a comment

Bhakti and Buddhanature

Bhakti is the practice I use to turn ’emptiness’ into compassion. When you realize everything is empty, then you realize that everything is buddhanature. In Hindu or theist terms, buddhanature is divine. … Continue reading

2015/01/09 · Leave a comment

Payam Akhavan: B’Hai Human Rights Jurist on Empathy, Interdependence

Last night I listened to the CBC broadcast of Payam Akhavan’s speech on his work as a war crimes investigator for the UN, and as a jurist at the Int’l … Continue reading

2015/01/07 · Leave a comment

Teachers, Not Gurus

I learn from teachers. I refuse to follow gurus. Modern history is replete with accounts of gurus and spiritual communities that are rife with sexual abuse; drug and alcohol abuse; … Continue reading

2015/01/03 · 2 Comments

Catholic Bishops From Every Continent Call For ‘An End To The Fossil Fuel Era

BY JEFF SPROSS POSTED ON DECEMBER 11, 2014 AT 4:45 PM UPDATED: DECEMBER 12, 2014 AT 9:05 AM “Catholic Bishops From Every Continent Call For ‘An End To The Fossil Fuel Era’” Pope … Continue reading

2014/12/29 · Leave a comment

Batchelor and Peacock: Buddha Never Established a Religion

2014/12/28 · Leave a comment

Global Market Buddhism: When the Commodity We Consume is Buddhism Itself

The following article by David Patt is a brilliant and hard-hitting analysis of Buddhism under global capitalism. From the Buddhist point of view, even to sustain the modest goal of … Continue reading

2014/12/27 · Leave a comment

B. R. Ambedkar: The Annihilation of Caste

“On the other hand, one can say that generally speaking, history bears out the proposition that political revolutions have always been preceded by social and religious revolutions. . . Even … Continue reading

2014/12/26 · Leave a comment

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I do Tai Chi with Paul Read, the Teapot Monk, @ 21st Century Tai Chi Academy https://www.21stcenturytaichi.com/academy/89szm