So I had a pretty amazing evening two weeks ago: I was honored to serve as moderator for an event with Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski, True Grit, Tron) and Zen master Bernie Glassman for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ [ALOUD] series.
It was a joyful, hilarious, warm, and often profound experience for me — not only getting to hang out with Bernie and Jeff, but also working with the amazing folks at [ALOUD].
I’m pleased to tell you that “An Evening with Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman” has been captured in podcast form, as well as on video (watch below).
In addition, you can see images of the event taken by [ALOUD]‘s amazing photographer Gary Leonard on Flickr here. John Lucas took shots of the after-party — which included guests such as Moby, Michael C. Hall, and Shepard Fairey — that you can see here. (I only got to talk to Fairey, who was a super-cool and super-nice guy. I was happy that I got to tell him how much I love his portraits of Aung San Suu Kyi and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, as well as his poster for Luc Besson’s The Lady.)
Both the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Magazine covered the event as well. My student, good pal, and fellow Buddhoblogger Monica Sanford (who attended) also wrote about it at her wonderful blog Dharma Cowgirl.