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BG 345: Imaging Buddha

Episode Description: Hokai Sobol is a teacher in the Shingon tradition of Japanese Vajrayana and a long time mentor to the Buddhist Geeks team. In this talk from the 2014 Buddhist Geeks Conference, Hokai speaks about the relationship between imagination and Buddhism. Show More Summary

My Terrible, Horrible, Wonderful Night

2 days agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

I had plans last night to go into the city and meet a dear friend to see a very special performance. So many things went wrong that I could easily have had an terrible time. Instead -- thanks to practice -- it was full of extraordinary lessons and beauty. read more

BG 346: Debugging the Source Code of the Dharma

Episode Description: Bodhipaksa is a Buddhist meditation teacher, author, and founder of Wildmind.org, an online meditation resource. In this talk from the 2014 Buddhist Geeks Conference, Bodhipaksa explores ways to identify and correct “bugs” in traditional Buddhist teachings. Show More Summary

BG 347: Game Design for Meditation

Episode Description: Robin Arnott is an indie game designer and interactive artist. In this presentation from the 2014 Buddhist Geeks Conference, he speaks about applying game design to meditation. Robin first explains how a state of trance is central to both the experience of meditation and the experience of game play. Show More Summary

BG 348: Applied Contemplative Science

Episode Description: Mikey Siegel is a meditator, technologist, and pioneer in the field of “Enlightenment Engineering”. In this talk from the 2014 Buddhist Geeks Conference, Mikey explores the idea that enlightenment can be engineered through the use of applied contemplative science. Show More Summary

BG 349: Awakening Is the End of All Feedback Loops

Episode Description: Soryu Forall is the Director of Mindfulness Education at the Center for Mindful Learning. He also leads a unique “modern monastery” training program for those who want to integrate awakening and responsibility. Show More Summary

BG 350: Conserve & Adapt

Episode Description: Soryu Forall is a teacher and leader at the Center for Mindful Learning. The second part of Soryu’s conversation with host Vincent Horn delves into the spaces between tradition and innovation. Soryu shares his gratitude for the traditional teachings he learned in Asia, and explains how useful those teachings are today. Show More Summary

BG 351: Building an Inclusive Community

Episode Description: JoAnna Harper is a Buddhist teacher with Against the Stream and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. In this episode JoAnna joins host Emily Horn to explore inclusivity and diversity in the Buddhist community, starting with an examination of how the Buddha taught inclusivity in the first sanghas. Show More Summary

Where The Mind is Without Fear: Denison, Nimoy, and Avijit Roy

American Buddhist pioneer Ruth Denison has passed away at the age of 92. She suffered a massive stroke a few weeks ago and was in hospice care. Ruth Schäfer was born in Germany, where she saw first hand the horror of the Nazis and then immediately after World War II, suffered abuse from Russian soldiers [...]

BG 352: Buddhism Unbundled

Episode Description: Vincent Horn is a mind hacker & buddhist geek. In this keynote from the 2014 Buddhist Geeks Conference Vincent explores the unbundling of components like meditation and mindfulness from contemporary Buddhism. HeShow More Summary

3 Buddhistic Business Lessons from Harper Reed

3 days agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

“I like that Chicago is a 'flyover' city,” said Harper Reed, former Chief Technical Officer at Threadless and Obama For America, now humbly billing himself as 'Probably One of the Coolest Guys Ever.' “It means nobody bothers us while we're working.” read more

Bustling, bubbly & Buddhist: The illustrations of Tomi Um

Tomi Um’s first editorial illustration was in the Shambhala Sun, in 2009. Since then, she's worked for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and TIME. The post Bustling, bubbly & Buddhist: The illustrations of Tomi Um appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Forget Perfect. Just Practice.

Rod Meade Sperry, in his Editorial for our "DIY Dharma" issue, offers some encouragement for keeping with practice. The post Forget Perfect. Just Practice. appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Karmapa US tour to begin soon; Stanford tickets available now

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, will soon be embarking on a limited US tour that will see him visiting at several universities. The post Karmapa US tour to begin soon; Stanford tickets available now appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Giving a Great Gift: Renunciation and the 5th Precept as a Practice in Generosity

3 days agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

When I teach meditation to beginners, I usually tell them that the act of closing our eyes is powerful, because we’re setting an intention to let go of the desire for constant stimulation, in an effort bring our attention inward and listen. Our joint purpose, of course, is to realize a deeper and more pervasive peace, one that always available. read more

More than a dirty mess

The textures and colors in this image are stunningly attractive. If you think about the subject matter, it's just a dirty mess. The post More than a dirty mess appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Book Excerpt: The Difference of One Vowel

"It's still early morning in Michigan, but I am absolutely determined to be the first bearer of bad news. I know what the top headline is going to be, and I also know that it's absolutely essential that I spare my parents the panic and fear of hearing this without knowing if I'm okay."

Book Excerpt: Prayer and Parenting

"When Ellen first left home for college, I tried not to panic that this would bring about the end of regular Sunday Mass attendance."

About the Book and Authors

"Love Will Steer Me True" shows how a mother and daughter swerve and weave their way into a new understanding of themselves, of their familial relationship, and of their faith....

I’ll Be Speaking at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto on March 28th

If you’re in the Toronto area, I hope you’ll consider coming to my speaking engagement at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto on March 28th. I’ll be presenting a talk based on a piece of writing I’m working on.

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