Featured Articles: 2010 Arts and Media

by ellen s
December 17, 2010
Two amazing gallery shows in NYC are running right now, showcasing the diversity of art from traditional Eastern Buddhist cultures, and how Buddhist art changes depending on the society that contains it. (And they're cheap! One's always...
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by Lani
December 14, 2010
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by Brian
December 14, 2010
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by ellen s
December 10, 2010
A quick nudge today: go see Saint Misbehavin' at the IFC in New York City if you can. A documentary biography of Wavy Gravy, born Hugh Romney, a clown, activist, commune leader, Woodstock veteran, and more-or-less awesome dude. I knew...
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by Brian
December 7, 2010
This podcast features an interview between IDP Member Kate Johnson and Spring Washam. They discuss their personal practice, and how race plays a role in American Buddhist communities.
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by ellen s
December 3, 2010
Tibetan Buddhist practice uses a lot of visualization practice. First words of Hans Rosling's presentation: "Visualization is right at the heart of my own work, too." But Hans Rosling is a Swedish professor of public health....
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November 29, 2010
I usually have a good Thanksgiving. This year was no different, although it had a quiet and sad quality to it, since I wasn't celebrating with the same person I was so thankful to gobble gobble with last year, which is going to take a bit more...
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by Brian
November 28, 2010
This podcast features a lecture by David Nichtern titled "Awakening From The Daydream --- The Wheel of Life." It was recorded on October 28th, 2010 in New York City.
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by Brian
November 17, 2010
In his essay, Instructions for the Cook, Zen Master Dogen encourages us to use all the ingredients of our life. Koshin Paley Elliso explores Zen Master Dogen's discussion with a cook eight hundred years ago in China and how it is both...
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November 10, 2010
The colors dance, yellow is yellow, and green is green, and they become a new color when they mix, and that new color dances with another -- and it goes on...and on...  
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by Brian
November 10, 2010
This podcast features a lecture by Tomas Sander titled "Western Emptiness and Joyful Freedom." It was recorded on October 14th, 2010, in NYC.  
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November 8, 2010
Thanks to the New York Times for introducing me to this one, another great by the great Mary Oliver, published on Sunday, 11/7, under "Poems for Fall." Lines Written in the Days of Growing Darkness
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by Brian
November 8, 2010
This podcast features a lecture by Joseph Mauricio titled "Opening the Present: Receiving the Gift of (Your) Life."
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November 5, 2010
In a recent podcast, Tara Brach told a story about H. H. The Dalai Lama being interviewed at the Mind and Life conference:
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by ellen s
October 29, 2010
Western Buddhists, of course, aren't the only ones working with 21st-century Buddhism; Asian Buddhists and artists are too, albeit in an very different context. Buddhist imagery and practice have a much larger and more historically dominant...
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by Brian
October 29, 2010
This podcast features a lecture and discussion at IDP Austin with Ethan Nichtern and Dr. Michael Uebel in which they discuss self-aggression and self-loathing as it relates to Buddhist practice and philosophy.
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October 27, 2010
  "Play is literally an opportunity for re-creation - an opportunity to re-create yourself. When you play with abandon, you enter into the present moment."
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by Brian
October 27, 2010
This podcast features a lecture by Lara Adler titled the Energetics of Food. Lara Adler is a Holistic Health Coach, specializing in conscious, ethical eating and helping individuals bridge the gap between belief systems and practical day to day...
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October 25, 2010
I was really lucky to get to go to UFC 121 this past Saturday with my wife and her nephew, and thanks some friendly string-pulling, we had fourth row seats right next to the cage. My wife at one point shouted, "we have better seats than Jon...
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by Brian
October 21, 2010
This week's Podcast features an interview with ID Project Founder Ethan Nichtern and Michael Stone, leader of the Center of Gravity Sangha. This is the second of a two part interview.
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October 20, 2010
  Knowing that I am a product of my environment as much as I am a steward of it, these reminders are a way for me come back to the present and relate with reality as it is currently unfolding.
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