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Ryan Lizza talks to 2 witnesses to the notorious Aqua Buddha incident that's been dogging Rand Paul.

From the long — read the whole thing — piece in The New Yorker titled "The Revenge of Rand Paul/The Senator has fought to go mainstream with the ideology that he shares with his father. How far can that strategy take him?":[During] the 2010 Senate race... Show More Summary

The Buddha walks into a Michelin-starred restaurant

2 days agoHealth : Well Good NYC

At Tribeca's Restaurant Marc Forgione, you might just find Manhattan's most Zen chef and restaurant staff.

Return of the Aqua Buddha! Rand Paul Survives Another Long Magazine Feature

2 days agoNews : Reason

The New Yorker has published an 11,753-word article on Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and his political navigations on the way to a 2016 White House run. The tepid, conclusion-averse nature of Ryan Lizza's piece—as opposed to more bold profiles...Show More Summary

The magician's trick

The Buddha is trying to teach us that we are blind to the illusion we are living in— this, our world of birth and death. Oh sure, we can believe it is all an illusion but we don’t actually perceive...

My Heart is a Golden Buddha – the Ebook is out!

Finally! We have an ebook version of My Heart is a Golden Buddha!  And just as wonderful, we have a paper edition that’s easy to order anywhere in the world! This is a collection of 33 stories told during Daehaeng Kun Sunim’s Dharma talks. Featuring monks and bandits, foxes and kings, house wives and wise mothers-in-law, she […]

Should the Buddhas of Bamiyan Rise Again in Afghanistan?

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

After a reconstruction effort covertly built what appeared to be the beginnings of giant feet, the rally is growing to resurrect the Buddhas of Bamiyan — demolished in 2001 by the Taliban.

‘The Boxtrolls’ Review: Absolutely Delightful

Over the course of the past few weeks I’ve been reading more and more about Buddhism, or more appropriately the buddha dharma. It’s been a long time since I’ve been very interested in any religious system, but there is something I find fascinating about the teachings of Buddhism. Show More Summary

Why Exercise Feels Like a Drag (and What to Do About It)

Sometimes while working out at home I catch Buddha (my lab) just kind of watching me doing squats or pushups or pullups or burpees with this look on his face that says, “You feed me, walk me, scratch me, and water me and I love you for it, but what in Dog’s name are you doing?” […]

Funky Buddha Brewery & Celebrity Cruises Announce Craft Beer Cruise

Oakland Park, FL – Funky Buddha Brewery is pleased to announce it will partner with Celebrity Cruises next spring to launch i… The post Funky Buddha Brewery & Celebrity Cruises Announce Craft Beer Cruise appeared first on thefullpint.com.

The true of suffering

It bears repeating that the first noble or aryan truth is suffering—but what in particular is suffering? The correct answer to this question is the five skandhas or aggregates are what is suffering. When the Buddha says all things are...

Noah Levine’s “A Refuge from Suffering” — Read it now

Taking refuge in the Buddha means taking refuge from our suffering. In his article found in our current, September magazine, Noah Levine uses Buddhist principles and meditation practices to help people take refuge from the terrible suffering of substance abuse. This is the system of working with recovery posited by Noah’s new Refuge Recovery book […]

The Contagion of Goodness: NYC Climate March

Despite a world run amok with rampant greed, hatred and violence, as a Buddhist meditation teacher, I agree with the Buddha's assessment of who we really are. He taught that when our basic nature is unobscured our mind and heart are inherently loving and compassionate. Show More Summary

Laughing Buddha Ice Mold

The Buddha is all about calmness and meditation. So chill. There’s no better way to receive enlightenment than to chill with this Laughing Buddha Ice Mold. Chill your drink and relax. Each mold makes 4 enlightened Buddha ice cubes. This mold is also great for chocolate, candles, and more. Laughing Buddha Ice Mold Laughing Buddha […]

Zen and the art of fighting crime

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Dan Stevenson is neither a Buddhist, nor a follower of any organized religion. Mr. Stevenson, a resident of Oakland's Eastlake neighborhood, purchased a 2-foot Buddha and installed it on a median strip in his neighborhood, near 11th Avenue and 19th Street. Read the rest

If you see the Buddha on 11th Avenue…

Via Chip Johnson of SF Gate comes an especially sweet little story out of Oakland, California: Dan Stevenson is neither a Buddhist nor a follower of any organized religion… The 11th Avenue resident in Oakland’s Eastlake neighborhood was simply feeling hopeful in 2009 when he went to an Ace hardware store, purchased a 2-foot-high stone Buddha […]

To Re-Be or Not Re-Be, That is the Question

In 2011, the Chinese government enacted a law that prohibited Tibetan lamas or monks from reincarnating without government approval. The Chinese government wants to have the right to approve reincarnations of living Buddhas or senior religious figures in Tibetan Buddhism. Let’s for a moment forget the ridiculousness to trying to approve who can and who [...]

Takkoku no Iwaya Bishamondo in Hiraizumi, Japan

Accented by the northernmost Japanese Buddha image, the Takkoku no Iwaya Bishamondo temple was built over a thousand years ago on the site of a warlord's slave pen. At the beginning of the 9th century, the Heian Court in Kyoto was expanding its territory to the northeast, where it encountered several regional warlords. Show More Summary

The invitation

The discourses of the Buddha and especially Zen sermons act as an invitation, that is, they open the way to spiritual knowledge which is about our primordial self. This invitation is, however, special. Not all are invited because not everyone...

Do locals in this Gansu province village have Roman lineage?

2 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Liqian: where statues of Buddha stand side-by-side with bronzed Roman soldier figures. Legend has it that the townspeople of Zhezhailai in Gansu province are descendants of Roman legionnaires who lived in the ancient Chinese post of Liqian, bringing hoards of tourists to the rural town. [ more › ]

The Buddha Walks Into the Office: Be Who You Want to Be

Lodro Rinzler has a new take on the question every kid is asked: What do you want to be when you grow up? The post The Buddha Walks Into the Office: Be Who You Want to Be appeared first on The Good Men Project.

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