Featured Articles: September 2010 Buddhism

September 30, 2010
  While I am not formally a librarian of any sort, over the last few years I've compiled a fairly substantial cache of information (general interest and academic literature both) about every aspect of the many various Buddhist...
Buddhism     Comment (1)     Link
September 24, 2010
Many people look to Siddhartha Gautama as an example of someone who attained nirvana, a buddha. Each week in this column we look at what it might be like if Siddhartha was on his spiritual journey today. How would he combine Buddhism and dating?...
Activism and Politics, Buddhism     Comment (1)     Link
September 22, 2010
Okay, I know, where to buy glasses online doesn't seem like an obvious Buddhist blog post. But with my trusty Moscots nearing the end of their useful less, I started thinking "there must be some cheap or discount eyeglass options, rather...
Buddhism     Comment (9)     Link
September 21, 2010
Take a 2,600-year-old spiritual tradition from Asia and drop it into the blender of postmodern American consumer culture. Add science and multiculturalism to taste, and mix at Internet speed. This is 21st-Century Buddhism -- a weekly blog for the...
Buddhism, Religion & Spirituality     Comment (7)     Link
September 20, 2010
Greed is good. This is a cultural axiom which you are neither allowed to dispute or directly flaunt, but it is nonetheless taken as a given. The assumption is embedded (totally unscientifically) in most Economics 101 classes you might encounter at...
Arts and Media, Buddhism     Comment (9)     Link
September 17, 2010
Many people look to Siddhartha Gautama as an example of someone who attained nirvana, a buddha. Each week in this column we look at what it might be like if Siddhartha was on his spiritual journey today. How would he combine Buddhism and dating?...
Buddhism     Comment (9)     Link
September 16, 2010
"Caring for others is the basis for worldly success. This is the secret we don't learn in school. If somebody tells us, we don't believe it. We think it must be some kind of joke. How could thinking about others possibly bring me...
Buddhism     Link
September 15, 2010
We walked silently, taking in the atmosphere, which was a mixture of discord and solemnity. Some people were yelling in anger, some people were crying in grief, and some people, like the police officers and sanitation workers, were just there...
Activism and Politics, Buddhism, Religion & Spirituality     Comment (17)     Link
September 13, 2010
Take a 2,600-year-old spiritual tradition from Asia and drop it into the blender of postmodern American consumer culture. Add science and multiculturalism to taste, and mix at Internet speed. This is 21st-Century Buddhism -- a weekly blog for the...
Buddhism     Comment (3)     Link
September 10, 2010
Many people look to Siddhartha Gautama as an example of someone who attained nirvana, a buddha. Each week in this column we look at what it might be like if Siddhartha was on his spiritual journey today. How would he combine Buddhism and dating?...
Buddhism     Comment (6)     Link
September 9, 2010
Joshua Adler and Patrick Groneman took time at the Symposium for Socially Engaged Western Buddhism to speak with some of the participants and panelists about the socially engaged work that they are practicing, what drives them to do this work, and...
Activism and Politics, Arts and Media, Buddhism     Link
September 8, 2010
At what point do we start to get overly concerned with future and past? This quote from To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf caught our attention today. At what point is the innocence of the present moment lost to the anxious fixation on future and...
Arts and Media, Buddhism     Comment (1)     Link
September 7, 2010
Today feels like a good day to discuss rebirth. I've never been able to consider (beyond useful psychological metaphor) the reincarnation that occurs across lifetimes. There's really no way to posit unless you have some kind of cross-...
Arts and Media, Buddhism     Comment (2)     Link
September 7, 2010
Take a 2,600-year-old spiritual tradition from Asia and drop it into the blender of postmodern American consumer culture. Add science and multiculturalism to taste, and mix at Internet speed. This is 21st-Century Buddhism -- a weekly blog for the...
Buddhism, Religion & Spirituality     Link
September 6, 2010
Here in New York, many people rush about almost continually, and it’s a common complaint that “I don’t have enough time!”  Of course there are others of us who have too much time on our hands, and either of these...
Buddhism     Comment (1)     Link
September 3, 2010
Many people look to Siddhartha Gautama as an example of someone who attained nirvana, a buddha. Each week in this column we look at what it might be like if Siddhartha was on his spiritual journey today. How would he combine Buddhism and...
Buddhism     Comment (3)     Link
September 3, 2010
"We have many wasy to cope with life, many ways to worship comfort and and pleasantness. All are based on the same thing: the fear of encountering any kind of unpleasantness. If we must have absolutely order and control, it's because we...
Buddhism     Link
September 2, 2010
While I am not formally a librarian of any sort, over the last few years I've compiled a fairly substantial cache of information (general interest and academic literature both) about every aspect of the many various Buddhist traditions, and a...
Buddhism     Comment (4)     Link
September 1, 2010
Why is human generosity so selective, if it happens at all?  
Activism and Politics, Buddhism     Comment (4)     Link
Syndicate content

Site developed by the IDP and Genalo Designs.