Archives for February 2013

David Loy Asks, “Can Mindfulness Change a Corporation?”

Tricycle blogger Emma Varvaloucas has the link, and a heck of a good post about it (with links to subject relevant Trike articles). Take a look! … [Read more...]

My Friends Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi and Joshua Eaton Talk Buddhism and Social Justice for Religion Dispatches

The title says it all! I'm incredibly psyched by this: two of very favorite modern Buddhist thinkers and heroes in conversation. Dig it.In addition, Bhante has a new essay at Parabola, and you can read that in its entirety here (h/t to Alex Caring-Lobel at Tricycle's Awake in the World blog for the pointer).I’ve interviewed Bhante many times before, and you can find those interviews here, here, here, here, here, and here. I’ve also interviewed Joshua twice — once for Shambhala Sun Spa … [Read more...]

O Happy Day!

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I’ll Be Giving a Keynote on Buddhism and Social Justice at the Association for Humanistic Psychology’s Winter Conference

I'm very pleased to tell you that I'll be a keynote speaker at this weekend's winter conference of the Association for Humanistic Psychology. I'll be speaking on social justice as it relates to both Humanistic Psychology and Buddhism. If I can make a recording easily, I may post it here in the future.Find out more about the AHP here. … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Mr. Neil Nguyen and the Little Saigon 2013 Tet Parade Committee [UPDATED]

[UPDATE: Well, folks, I'm sad to say that the 2013 Tet Parade proceeded without the participation of the Partnership of Viet Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Organizations. I very much appreciate Tricycle: The Buddhist Review giving this letter and the cause a push at their blog. To see other letters of support, you can download a full dossier here.]Last night, one of our remarkable students in the Buddhist Chaplaincy Department at University of the West asked for my help, and I … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW: Peter Clothier, Buddhist Blogger and Author of Slow Looking: The Art of Looking at Art

Peter Clothier is an internationally-known novelist, art critic, and blogger. A student of Theravada Buddhism and well-known Buddhist blogger (at The Buddha Diaries), Peter's work is characterized by his hopes to "use his online platforms to integrate compassion, non-attachment, and political engagement into our contemporary discourse, even as he gradually integrates those same qualities into his own life."Peter is also a published author, whose books include While I Am Not Afraid: Secrets … [Read more...]

A New Interview with Buddhist Author and Death Row Inmate Jarvis Jay Masters

This via Tricycle's Awake in the World blog: Chris Grosso, Spiritual Director of the interfaith center The Sanctuary at Shepardfields, has a substantial new interview with Jarvis Jay Masters, the Buddhist author and death row inmate, over at Do take a look.You can learn more about Jarvis and his case at His writings are also collected in the extraordinary book Finding Freedom: Writings from Death Row. Jarvis has said of himself, "Those who want to ma … [Read more...]

I’m Quoted in the Great Joshua Eaton’s Latest HuffPo Article

My friend Joshua Eaton has a new article up over at The Huffington Post, entitled "Minority Religions Absent at Obama's Inaugural Prayer Service". I'm quoted in it alongside some admirable thinkers and leaders. As with his other work, you don't want to miss this piece by Joshua. I hope you'll take a look. You can read the whole article here.Joshua is, of course, the editor, writer, and translator who founded the visionary Dana Wiki ( — an online resource meant to aid Buddhi … [Read more...]