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Blog Profile / Rev. Danny Fisher

Filed Under:Religion / Buddhism
Posts on Regator:1005
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Archived Since:November 5, 2010

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Episode #1 Extras

Each episode of Off the Cushion with Danny Fisher includes extras — relevant links, additional content, information about opportunities or events mentioned in the episode,  things we find helpful, and more. Here are the extras for Episode #1: “Ven. Show More Summary

EPISODE #1: “Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi and the People’s Climate March”

This week, an extended conversation with the mighty Buddhist monk and scholar who has forcefully challenged practitioners to act against social, economic, political, and environmental injustice: Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi. Plus: Cat Jaffee,’s Digital Campaigner for U.S. Show More Summary

An EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK at Episode #1 of Off the Cushion with Danny Fisher — Featuring Our Guest Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Take a look at this EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK at Off the Cushion with Danny Fisher‘s premiere episode, which debuts this Sunday, September 14th here at! We’ll be speaking with the mighty Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi about his life and practice, socially-engaged Buddhism, the mindfulness movement, his much-discussed article in the recent issue of Inquiring Mind, and…

Connect with Off the Cushion with Danny Fisher

As you wait for the first episode of Off the Cushion with Danny Fisher, be sure to follow/friend/like us in the various corners of the social media universe… RSS Feed Tumblr Twitter Google+ YouTube Facebook Instagram Vimeo Flickr LinkedIn


Check out the new and improved website in anticipation of the new podcast Off the Cushion with Danny Fisher.

The Somaly Mam Scandal

As you may have heard, it has come to light, following reporting by Simon Marks for the Cambodia Daily and Newsweek, that Somaly Mam — founder of AFESIP (Agir pour les Femmes en Situation Precaire, or “Acting for Women in Distressing Situations”), a Cambodian NGO dedicated to “rescuing, housing and rehabilitating women and children in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam who have…


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The Myanmar Muslims Genocide Awareness Convention 2014

As I mentioned in a past post, I was one of the speakers at this year’s Myanmar Muslims Genocide Awareness Convention 2014, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center this past Saturday. (As regular readers may remember, I wrote a special report for this blog about the Myanmar Muslims Genocide Awareness Convention 2013. You can…

I’m a Lebowski

My wife Steph and I learned recently that our neighborhood Ralph’s is the very same Ralph’s in which the opening scene of Joel and Ethan Coen’s cult classic (and Buddhist favorite) The Big Lebowski takes place. While grocery shopping yesterday morning, I couldn’t resist asking my beloved to take the above picture for your enjoyment. I […]

A Dharma Talk that You Have to See…

…and I’m proud to say that it’s by one of our students in the Buddhist Chaplaincy Department at University of the West (which I chair): Mr. Noel Alumit. You can watch it and read the transcript at the Buddhist Peace Fellowship’s Turning Wheel Media right here.

Please Check Out New Posts at My Patheos Blog…

Happy New Year, everyone! I’ve got a few new posts over at Patheos that I hope you’ll take a look at, including: “My Five Favorite Films of 2013? “My Five Favorite Dharma Books of 2013? a new post entitled “No, Let’s Talk about Social Security”, which is about why dharma teachers need to “check their […]

Happy Holidays, and Enjoy the New Website Make-Over!

Happy Holidays, everyone. You may not hear from me again here until after the new year. Until then, I’ve left you with a completely made-over website! Take a look around. I hope you like it. Also, in the spirit of the season, here’s a delightful video of my pal Jeff Bridges singing “Silver Bells” with […]

Out with the New, In with the Old…

The above photo is of my new primary writing implement. I explain why I’ve chosen it — the Olympia SM3, that is — in this new post for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship’s Turning Wheel Media.

I’m One of the Featured Panelists for the Latest Patheos Public Square: “How Can Faith Communities Help Alleviate Poverty?”

You can read the entire post (and find out what the late Nelson Mandela has to do with it) here. The title is “Five Steps for Buddhist Leaders Willing to Accept Mandela’s Challenge”. To see the whole public square, with all of the other panelists’ contributions, follow this link.

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Buddhist Global Relief’s 2013 Los Angeles Walk to Feed the Hungry

Last weekend, I had the great pleasure of participating in Buddhist Global Relief’s “Walk to Feed the Hungry” in Santa Monica, CA. My fundraising goal was $1,000, and I ultimately raised $1,135. For that, I owe a huge thank you to the following people… my parents, James and Dana Fisher Charles Prebish Maia Duerr Matthew Brensilver Yasmin […]

Please Support My Fundraising Campaign for Buddhist Global Relief’s 2013 “Walk to Feed the Hungry”

This year, I’m once again participating in Buddhist Global Relief’s “Walk to Feed the Hungry” in Santa Monica. My fundraising goal is $1,000, and I’m already 33% of the way there. The walk is on November 17th, and you can donate until then right here.  I hope you’ll consider donating to support an outstanding cause. Founded […]

A Picture of Me and My Wife at Homeboy Industries…

My wife Steph and I were tickled pink to discover ourselves in the above picture posted on Homeboy Industries’ Facebook page (and then their official website) the other day — especially since it is our favorite local charity / lunch spot, and Fr. Gregory Boyle (the organization’s founder and director) is Steph’s hero (and one […]

Please Check Out My Interview with Sex Slavery Survivor and Activist Somaly Mam in the Fall 2013 Issue of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

She has been named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Glamour’s Woman of the Year, and a CNN Hero. Along with such luminaries as Sophia Loren, Chilean writer Isabel Allende, Susan Sarandon, the late Nobel Peace laureate Wangari Maathai, and others, she was part of the historic first group of women ever to carry the Olympic […]

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