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Demand a plan.
After a long day, I’m going home now, where I will be saying about a million prayers to Jizo Bodhisattva — who, among other things, is the protector of children who have died before their parents. I’ve got nothing to add to what I said this summer. I’ll let the President speak for all of us [...]
I spoke to my friend the great Susan Piver about her writers retreat at the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York for Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly Online recently. Please take a look — Susan is the coolest!
The title says it all! You can download a copy of the tip sheet here. And don’t miss all the other great work the National Disaster Interfaiths Network is doing at www.n-din.org.
I’m very excited to tell you all that I will be moderating an upcoming event with Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski, True Grit, Tron) and Zen master Bernie Glassman the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ [ALOUD] series this coming January 10th, 2013!! I’m delighted and shocked that this opportunity has come my way, [...]
The latest Patheos post is in response to a student request. Take a look at Off the Cushion.
…can be read right here at my blog Off the Cushion. I hope you’ll take a look. The post got lots of hits right out of the gate, and The Buddhist Channel put it on their front page. It seems that this one touched a nerve or two.
Interfaith Youth Core founder Eboo Patel, my pal in all things interfaith, visited Los Angeles recently and participated in an [ALOUD] conversation with Rev. Ed Bacon, rector of Pasadena’s All Saints Church, at the Mark Taper Auditorium in the Los Angeles County Central Public Library. I attended the event with my University of the West [...]
I was very fortunate to see one of the early screenings of Steven Spielberg’s new film Lincoln here in Los Angeles, and I’ve posted a few thoughts over at my Patheos blog Off the Cushion. Take a look!
First of all, vote. Even if you’re just going to write-in Mr. T and R2D2. There are people who died so that all of us could have the right to vote, so you should do it if for no other reason than that. (Though there are lots of good reasons to do it, especially this [...]
This photo was taken by one of my students at University of the West, Niphon Suk, during Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi’s visit to our campus to speak with students in our Buddhist Chaplaincy and Religious Studies Departments. I was thrilled and touched that Bhante took time out of his busy schedule to make time to teach [...]
I explain in the latest post for my Patheos blog Off the Cushion. I really, really hope you will take a look.
As I mentioned recently, I’ve got a chapter in Wisdom Publications’ The Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work, which is edited by Harvard Divinity School profs Cheryl A. Giles and Willa B. Miller. There have been and will be events on both coasts to promote the book, and I’m pleased [...]
Following up on the recent post about my fundraising campaign for Buddhist Global Relief, I’m exceptionally pleased to report that I was able to generate 104% of my fundraising goal!! Unfortunately, I’m a little under the weather and had to bow out of participating. I was sorry not to have been there to walk with [...]
Last week, I posted about my recent Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly Online with my friend Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi — the well-known and prodigious translator of Pali Buddhist texts into English, and founder of Buddhist Global Relief,...Show More Summary
Please check out my latest with my friend Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi — the well-known and prodigious translator of Pali Buddhist texts into English, and founder of Buddhist Global Relief, the visionary, Buddhist-inspired humanitarian organization...Show More Summary
I’m very happy to share with you all that Wisdom Publications’ upcoming volume The Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work, edited by Harvard Divinity School profs Cheryl A. Giles and Willa B. Miller, and for which I have contributed a chapter, is now available for purchase! You can buy [...]
Over at my Patheos blog Off the Cushion this week I posted about a petition to the American Academy of Religion that I signed and a joint Buddhist-Muslim statement that I officially endorsed. Take a look — if you’re an AAR member, you’ll definitely be interested in the petition (which you can still sign); and if [...]
Liberation Through Sight: The Gaden Tsawa World Peace Tour comes to the University of California at Irvine this week. If you’re in the Southern California area, don’t miss it. (Information is below — just click to enlarge.) The event is co-sponsored by our friends at the Buddhist Association at UC-Irvine (BAUCI). I’ve been honored and delighted to [...]
A while back, I posted about reading Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, and a dharma talk I delivered that was inspired by it. I have no doubt that it’s the most important subject I’ve ever addressed in a dharma talk, and that Half the Sky is one [...]