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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 […]
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.
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.
…Then share yours at learntheaddress.org. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9m8YZBTvxk
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
My latest special report has been posted over at my Patheos blog Off the Cushion. It concerns the ongoing California Prison Hunger Strike, and I hope that you will take a look here. “A Buddhist Minister’s Experience of the Myanmar Muslims Genocide Awareness Convention”, my first special report for the blog, got quite a few […]
A piece I wrote some year’s ago was quoted recently in Alex Seitz-Wald’s Salon article “Meet the ‘Mindfulness’ Caucus: Politicians Who Meditate!” The article looks at the growing influence of mindfulness and Buddhist teachings on Capitol Hill. Show More Summary
…That’s the title of a recent post I wrote for my Patheos blog Off the Cushion. It’s the product of a lot of practice and thinking, and I hope you’ll take a look.
Some weeks back, I had the pleasure of attending the Myanmar Muslims Genocide Awareness Convention in Culver City, CA. I subsequently published a special report on it at my Patheos blog “Off the Cushion.” You can read what I wrote right here. I’m very pleased to report that Said Kredieh, Reference Librarian of the Lebanese […]
I’ve got a brand new interview with my buddy Dr. Michaela Haas over at Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly Online that I hope you’ll check out. Michaela is an international reporter, lecturer and consultant, as well as author of Shambhala Publications’ recent book Dakini Power: Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. […]
Two weekends ago, I had the pleasure of attending the Myanmar Muslims Genocide Awareness Convention in Culver City, CA. I’ve just published a special report on it to my Patheos blog Off the Cushion. You can read the post here. As regular readers may recall, I’ve tried to be involved in this situation in the […]
Last week, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by filmmaker Adam Eurich for his massively researched, one-of-a-kind, upcoming documentary feature Seeking Heartwood — a cinematic survey of Buddhism in America. Adam took the above photo during our interview and posted it on the film’s Facebook page. I think Adam is a great guy, and […]
Over at my Patheos blog Off the Cushion, I have posted a new interview with my friends William Whittington and Vicki Callahan, professors at the University of Southern California’s School for the Cinematic Arts. In it, we discuss the intersection of Buddhism, film, and social justice. You can read it here. I met Vicki (who […]
I’ve blogged before in the past about my friend and inspiration Charles S. Prebish. I interviewed Chuck and John Harding about the late Leslie Kawamura for Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly Online; did a roundtable conversation...Show More Summary
Awesome news: my dear old college friend Dan Ewen, the noted screenwriter and comedy writer, and his friend Tom Richner (a longtime artist for The Simpsons) have designed an amazing T-shirt that both honors the Buddhist connection to The Big Lebowski and benefits Buddhist Global Relief with 10% of each sale. You can buy one right here. Dan [...]
I’m very pleased to share with you all that three days ago, on my birthday, with a little help from the incredibly heroic and very dear New York Times columnist Nick Kristof, (see above), I proposed to my partner Steph and she said “yes.” I’ve blogged twice before — here and here — about the book Nick [...]
All is revealed in my new post at University of the West’s Dharma Dialogue blog! For the uninitiated, Dharma Dialogue began last fall with a course taught by UWest’s Chair of the Religious Studies Department, Dr. Jane Iwamura. That course was “Buddhism in the U.S.”, and the posts from the students generated much conversation in the [...]