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I’m very pleased to tell you all that my book Benefit Beings!: The Buddhist Guide to Professional Chaplaincy is now available! You can purchase a print copy at Amazon.com, and you can also buy an e-book version at Amazon.com’s Kindle Store. I describe the book this way: Benefit Beings! was written to help Buddhists engaged in [...]
I have contributed a chapter — “Three Yanas for Wise Caring: A Buddhist Perspective on Spiritual Care” — to editor Daniel S. Schipani’s Multifaith Views in Spiritual Care. It is the lone chapter about spiritual care from a Buddhist perspective in the book. The other chapters share approaches from six other religious perspectives. The publisher [...]
It’s exactly what the title suggests! See below… (And do make sure to visit Long Beach Meditation online here.)
Over at my Patheos blog Off the Cushion, I have just posted an updated, revised, expanded, and transcribed version of a dharma talk I delivered at the Rosemead Buddhist Monastery in Rosemead, CA, on April 8th, 2012. The talk originally appeared here, and was later reposted on the official Facebook page of Half the Sky, with the webmaster writing: “After reading [...]
I’m very pleased to tell you that I’ll be a keynote speaker at the 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 [...]
…Or, rather, as I say in one of my latest Patheos posts, let’s talk about sexual assault. Please take a look at my recent opinion on the Joshu Sasaki scandal that has recently come to light, and share your thoughts with us in the comments — a lively discussion is happening there now.
I’ve got a review of Charles S. Prebish’s An American Buddhist Life: Memoirs of a Modern Dharma Pioneer in the latest issue of The Journal of Global Buddhism. I hope you’ll take a look here. I’ve blogged before in the past about my friend and inspiration Charles S. Prebish, with whom I am pictured above. As I’ve said before: [...]
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 [...]
Over at my Patheos blog Off the Cushion last week I posted a copy of an open letter I wrote to Mr. Neil Nguyen and the Little Saigon 2013 Tet Parade Committee in response to the committee denying the Partnership of Viet Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Organizations’ request to march in the 2013 Tet [...]
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 [...]
So I had a pretty amazing evening two weeks ago: I was honored to serve as moderator for an event with Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski, True Grit, Tron) and Zen master Bernie Glassman for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ [ALOUD] series. It was a joyful, hilarious, warm, and often profound experience for [...]
Today a new semester starts at University of the West, where I work as an assistant professor and Coordinator of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Department. Over the weekend, one of our students posted the above picture on Facebook; it shows a large group of our monastic students returned to campus. As you can imagine, it brought [...]
“So I’ve got that going for me…which is nice.” Please follow me if you’re into this sort of thing.
In the spirit of all the end-of-the-year lists on the internets and in magazines and periodicals, I decided to list my five favorite dharma books and films of 2012 over at my Patheos blog Off the Cushion. You can read the dharma book list here, and the film list here. I hope you will take [...]
Talon Marks — the student newspaper of Cerritos College — did a nice little write-up about my very first Climate Reality presentation, which I did on their campus back in November. You can read the article here. As I’ve previously mentioned in a post for my Patheos blog, I am a trained and certified Climate Leader with [...]
I’ve got an interview with my friend Pamela Ayo Yetunde, creator of the Dharma Care website over at my Patheos blog Off the Cushion. Ayo describes her site as both “a resource for Buddhist pastoral counseling” and “a myth-buster” (for an explanation of that latter term, see the interview here). Ayo and I have seen each other at past Buddhist Chaplaincy [...]
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!