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The Future of Faith: Eastern Religions

What happens when Eastern religions engage Western culture, traditions, and norms? In this special series, Buddhists, Daoists, Jains, Sikhs, and Hindus consider the future of Eastern religious traditions in the American context. 

American Buddhist Perspective

Thich Nhat Hanh comes to USA for further treatment, funds sought to cover costs

In their latest update, Plum Village of France, Thich Nhat Hanh’s home monastery, informs us that Thay has been transferred to UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) Medical Center for further rehabilitation after his stroke last November. You can read accounts of his continued progress here: Thich Nhat Hanh: still stable but “sleeping more deeply [Read More...]

My Journey of Conscience

The Burden of Atheism

Lately I’ve been working on a book on meditation. It’s involved extensive research into other spiritual traditions and their meditative aspects. I’ve been very impressed so far with the richness, depth, authenticity, and effectiveness of spiritual paths very different than my own (Zen). One thing this kind of study does, of course, is make you [Read More...]

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Enter the Flashmob

Today in my Facebook feed I found that a favorite cousin-in-law had posted a delightful musical flash mob performance of Bolero performed by the Philharmonic orchestra of Toluca. It set me to thinking about this phenomena of the social media era. Turns out the term was coined in 2003, I believe by Bill Wasik at [Read More...]

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