Featured Articles: 2010 Arts and Media

by Brian
October 19, 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 first of a two part interview.
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by Lani
October 18, 2010
by IDP member Sarah Cooke Okay, so here’s the buzz on a major recent development in my life.  In July, I completed my MFA in Creative Writing, focusing mainly in poetry.  My degree is from Naropa University, an amazing...
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October 14, 2010
A few years ago an essay was published entitled On Bullshit, by Princeton philosophy professor Harry G. Frankfurt, which does a splendid job elucidating the particular qualities of bullshit. The distinguishing characteristic of bullshit,...
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by Lani
October 14, 2010
I just recently found out about a brilliant upcoming lecture series at the Rubin Museum of Art on Talk About Nothing featuring the illustrious likes of Laurie Anderson, Bill Viola and Karen Armstrong. Not a tad bit ironically, its producer, Tim...
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October 13, 2010
This week I've come down with the flu.  Not the sniffle sniffle, sneeze, sneeze flu -- but rather the kind of flu that just makes you feel tired and wobbly whenever you try to move.   The prescription from doctors and friends...eat...
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by Brian
October 12, 2010
This week's podcast features a guest lecture by Robert Chodo Campbell titled "Empowered Generosity." Robert Chodo Campbell, is a Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. He serves on...
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October 7, 2010
  A while back I investigated my life as a performer in film and television as it related to the Eightfold Path, and I promised myself I’d come back to it. The step that seemed to be the most complicated was that of Right...
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October 6, 2010
This beautiful short video by French director Paul Mignot highlights the little moments of intimacy that make New York a lively and fascinatingly Interdependent Metropolis in motion.  Shot with the Canon 5D Mark II Camera.  ...
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by ellen s
October 5, 2010
Jerry Kolber can't do his usual Wed. a.m. post here today, but I'm happy to report on an upcoming IDP event: As someone curious about Buddhism's Asian roots and imagery, I'm psyched to see John will be at the IDP on Friday night...
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October 5, 2010
This week let's investigate the Great Eastern Sun Artiness vs. Setting Sun Artiness of Sue Williams' mini-retrospective at 303 Gallery curated by Nate Lowman. I'm gonna post some photos of works and wait for your responses as per usual...
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October 4, 2010
Dropped my kids off at school this morning, watched them run off in the perfect Brooklyn drizzle and switched the satellite radio from the kid-approved hard rock station to Sirius XMU like any proper tattooed Brooklyn dad.  
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September 29, 2010
We had such an amazing discussion in class this week about the nature of time. Is it really real and objectively measurable? Is it sort of real? Is it an illusion? Here are two quotes from two lions of literature, Jorge Luis Borges (via IDPer...
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by Brian
September 28, 2010
ID Project founder Ethan Nichtern interviews author and and buddhist teacher Susan Piver. This is the first of a two part interview. Susan Piver has been a meditation practitioner since 1995, studying with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the Shambhala...
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by ellen s
September 23, 2010
What's a sukkah? This week of Succoth (or Sukkot) 2010, New York City parks are hosting wooden structures with see-thru roofs. Some traditional; some not so much. What's up?
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September 21, 2010
Thanks to Lani Rowe for this gem of a quote by the Buddha, and thanks to Lora K. for this amazing story about Cambridge, Massachusetts parking tickets recommending yoga poses and apparently even meditation postures to cope with the irritation of a...
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September 20, 2010
Want some real non-conformity? Try getting off the "me" plan. Try seeing your work, your travel, and your everyday life as being in the service of others.  
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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...
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by ellen s
September 17, 2010
I'm a Buddhist and I love fiction. Yes I do. This month has been rich with books for me -- not all that surprising because I do work in book publishing, after all, but the shelves have seemed particularly bounteous lately.
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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...
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September 9, 2010
This quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which senior Insight Meditation teacher Gina Sharpe shared when she guest lectured at IDP this year, reminds me what is making me so wary about participating in politics these days. When the current...
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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...
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