Featured Articles: 2010 Buddhism

November 19, 2010
By Michael Stone A Yoga teacher, Buddhist teacher and Psychotherapist reflects on nonviolence and engaged living.  
Activism and Politics, Buddhism     Comment (3)     Link
by Lani
November 18, 2010
Yesterday, the AP published a story about a man who, when viewing Bristol Palin's routine on Dancing with the Stars, was so enraged by her performance that he took a shotgun to the television and blew a big 'o hole in it.  Although...
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November 17, 2010
Receiving a gift of food, shelter, a Mercedes Benz -- there can be as much rejection of the world as when one is stingy with their change. Graciously receiving a gift is as much an act of opening as giving one is.
Buddhism, Nutrition & Body Wellness     Comment (6)     Link
November 17, 2010
Yes, it is. And in honor of National Unfriend Day I'm going to tell you exactly how the internet is lying to you. It is lying because it is promising you endless satisfaction of all your desires - if you feel it, want it, wonder it, want to...
Buddhism, Science & Technology     Comment (22)     Link
by Lani
November 16, 2010
Last weekend I faced an ethical dilemma. It has not yet been fully resolved. My girlfriend and I found the most adorable Shih Tzu puppy at a puppy store in the West Village. Yes. A puppy store.
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November 16, 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...
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November 15, 2010
I had the awesome opportunity to moderate the panel discussion at the kickoff of the Rebel Buddha tour with book author Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Roshi Enkyo O’Hara, and Mitra Mark Power. The topic: “What is American Buddhism?...
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November 15, 2010
This weekend was a real one-two punch, a real dharma smackdown. A true Buddhist cage match. Sorry, but I'm running a little confused today, after Thursday's visit to Blue Cliff Monastery, on the Bodhisattva Vow with Roshi O'Hara,...
Buddhism, Religion & Spirituality     Comment (1)     Link
November 12, 2010
Here they are, fresh from my visit to Blue Cliff Monastery yesterday!            
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by Lani
November 11, 2010
Today is Veterans Day. I come from a long line of veterans. My brother served recently in Iraq for the Marines, while we grew up in an Air Force family where moving every 3-4 years was commonplace (hello Oklahoma! hello California! hello South...
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November 10, 2010
Roshi Enkyo O'Hara (IDP lineage mentor and Soto Zen teacher extraordinaire) is going to be teaching on and offering the Bodhisattva Vow  this weekend at IDP. The Bodhisattva Vow is basically what crazy people do. We vow to completely...
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November 10, 2010
As I practiced mindfulness of my body recently in preparation for my morning practice, I experienced a profound wave of gratitude for sensation - what felt good, what felt "not good", the ability to stand there at all and feel my body...
Buddhism, Nutrition & Body Wellness     Comment (23)     Link
by Lani
November 9, 2010
...a whole lotta brilliance on suffering, beauty and the body. Thank you Being!
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by Lani
November 9, 2010
by IDP Member, Hal Lanse
Buddhism, Events     Comment (1)     Link
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
Arts and Media, Buddhism     Comment (1)     Link
November 8, 2010
I've been thinking about aging a lot recently. I don't mean growing elderly (though of course that is a period of aging unlike any other). From the perspective of Buddhist teachings, aging is any period of life change, any period where you...
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November 7, 2010
While there is poverty in New York, there is quite a bit of privilege here too.  Often privilege does not acknowledge itself; it quietly lifts some people through life in a manner that makes living easier.  
Buddhism, Meditation Practice     Link
November 5, 2010
Many people look to Siddhartha Gautama as an example of someone who attained nirvana, a buddha. Every other week in this column we look at what it might be like if Siddhartha were on his spiritual journey today. How would he combine Buddhism and...
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November 2, 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 (1)     Link
October 29, 2010
Many people look to Siddhartha Gautama as an example of someone who attained nirvana, a buddha. Every other week in this column we look at what it might be like if Siddhartha were on his spiritual journey today. How would he combine Buddhism and...
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