Ken Wilber Wake Up, Grow UpThe Fourth Turning of Buddhism – Part 4 – Developmental Levels – Ken Wilber
Ken is in the process of creating a new teaching called “The Fourth Turning – Imagining the Evolution of an Integral Buddhism.” This teaching is being published as videos and an E-book this year and a new hardcover book in 2015. This blog post is the fourth excerpt of a summary of this new teaching. [Read More...]
ArticleBroken Heart, Open Heart
When we encounter a poverty at the heart of our being, may we always recognize our ultimate existential context: that we always and everywhere live in the presence of the divine.
American Buddhist PerspectiveTranslating Meditation in Popular American Media
* A guest-post by C. Pierce Salguero. TIME magazine’s 2 Feb 2014 cover (above, left) announces the arrival of the “Mindful Revolution.” The publication joins a flurry of recent examples confirming that a shift is taking place in the representation of meditation in American popular media. This is not the first time that meditation has been featured by [Read More...]
Wild Fox ZenPlum Blossoms IV for Roshi’s 24th Memorial Day
On this 24th Memorial of Katagiri Roshi’s death, I offer his “Plum Blossoms IV” to you, dear reader. You can view the other installments here: Plum Blossoms I, Plum Blossoms II, and Plum Blossoms III). Once again, David Casacuberta poured his big heart into the transcribing (thank you, David!) and someone who vaguely resembles the [Read More...]
Monkey MindCarl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Dreaming the Cosmos
I, for one, am looking forward to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new series Cosmos, inspired by Carl Sagan’s wonderful series from 1980. These are perilous times. Half of America doesn’t believe in basic science. On our American right denial of climate change is hamstringing any hope of mitigating much less stopping the relentless consequences of human [Read More...]
Off the CushionJoanna Macy Among Those Interviewed in the New Documentary The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community
The documentary The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community is now available on video, and among the many noted environmentalists and others who serve as “talking heads” for the film is none other than engaged Buddhist icon Joanna Macy. Macy is, of course, the eco-philosopher and scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and [Read More...]
ArticleA Thousand Marbles
What began as a typical Saturday morning turned into one of those lessons that life could only give you every once and a while.
Loving the JourneyMy Thoughts on the Super Bowl
Two Super Bowl commercials I really liked, and thought were incredibly important, and one commercial I thought was completely inappropriate.