Archives for May 3, 2010

Is There an App for Happiness?

How to balance mindfulness and technology?Check out the recent Buddhist Geeks podcast, where guest Soren Gordhamer discusses this question. Soren is an author, speaker, and project director for Richard Gere's charity, Healing the Divide. "I think that for those of who are trying to balance this life of mindfulness and technology, it’s extremely important to have some time where we’re not taking in information and we’re bringing attention to our breath and our internal world. And we’re not as fo … [Read more...]

Raising Arizona: What Would a Buddhist Immigration Policy Look Like?

Amid the outrage and protests over Arizona's new immigration policies, Justin Whitaker (of the great American Buddhist Perspective blog) revisits a 2007 Washington Post article by Amy Chua. Justin then deals at length with the question, "What Would a Buddhist immigration policy look like?"Some highlights: "To me one of the greatest American values has been the value of opportunity for everyone here. The opportunity to make something of their lives, to create new community, and to pass that … [Read more...]