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American Buddhist Perspective

Superscholar.org introduces an Infographic on Eastern Philosophy

Hmm… I almost put up scare quotes around ‘Eastern Philosophy’ – but then I thought I’d just put them up around ‘Eastern’ – and then just around ‘Philosophy’ – but perhaps each, separately, needed its own scare quotes. Then again, what exactly is an ‘infographic’? Scare quotes and worries about definitions aside (do some research [Read More...]

Off the Cushion

A Roundabout Defense of the “Mandala Form” for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship’s National Gathering

That’s the title of my latest post for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship’s Turning Wheel Media, as well as one of my recent talks for the recent Eco-Dharma Conference & Retreat at the Wonderwell Mounatin Refuge in Springfield, NH. Here’s a snippet: Those participating in the environmental movement — and, by extension, the Eco-Dharma movement — have a [Read More...]

Monkey Mind

Thinking of JFK

He died today fifty-one years ago. I don’t need to see that bit of film showing his being murdered. This is what I find myself thinking of today…

Wild Fox Zen

Top Ten Issues for Zen Today

We’ve been settling into Portland, ME, since our move here in July. For one thing, Bodhi sure looks comfortable on my zafu, no? For another, people don’t sound as “different” as they did when we moved. Heck, the other day I called my old health insurance company in Minneapolis and talked to a nice lady [Read More...]

As the Wheel Turns

A Zen Monk’s Letter to Adam Lanza

Dear Reader ————— What if you wrote a letter to Adam Lanza : what might you say ? Here’s one, from a young man who grew up at 22 Lake Road, Newtown, Connecticut. Born Douglas Bachman, he’s now a Buddhist monk, named Phap Luu, teaching applied ethics and the art of mindful living to students [Read More...]

Loving the Journey

Ancestor Remembrance Project: I Remember

I remember you Dad. I remember your courage and strength to handle whatever was tossed your way, I remember the love you showed to your family, and I remember your smile. You are loved and missed.

Faithfully Religionless: Timber Hawkeye at TEDxHonolulu 2012

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