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In this tight little poem, Hansa Bergwall captures the ambivalence some men feel towards religion. The post Buddha appeared first on The Good Men Project.

No categorical denial

If the Buddha categorically denied the self he would not say, for example, that material shape is not the self (anattâ) or say, "Regard material shape as 'this is not mine, this am I not, this is not myself'" along...

We Justify Human Suffering Because We’ve Never Had a Choice in the Matter

Buddha believed the way to end human suffering was the regular practice of meditation and introspection. But Buddha didn’t have biotech. If our suffering stems from biological and genetic factors and a cocktail of bodily substances indifferently playing havoc with our moods—why couldn’t we tweak our biology to favor pleasure over […]

If Buddha Wrote a Novel

By Jenny Downing on Flickr’s Creative Commons Today’s guest is Renee Swindle, the author of newly released A Pinch Of Ooh La La and Shake Down The Stars (NAL/Penguin). Her first novel, Please Please Please, was an Essence Magazine bestseller. Show More Summary


It's summer reading time for The Buddha Diaries. I just finished this (mostly) entertaining mystery novel by Joel Dicker... Imagine you're doing a jig-saw puzzle. Do you do jig-saws? I enjoy the challenge but they eat up so much time that I rarely allow myself the pleasure, except around Christmas. Show More Summary

Breckenridge Brewery Buddha’s Hand Witbier – First of New Mountain Series

Denver, CO – In the coming weeks, Breckenridge Brewery will release the Rocky Mountain Sampler 12-pack, featuring its all-… The post Breckenridge Brewery Buddha’s Hand Witbier – First of New Mountain Series appeared first on

Breckenridge Brewery Buddha’s Hand

The Buddha’s hand fruit is a bit of a strange looking thing. It’s resemblance to H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu, albeit cheerfully yellow in color, didn’t have me too worried. Had Breckenridge Brewery’s Buddha’s Hand been some sort of imperial...Show More Summary

WATCH: Russian stuntman performs near-fatal backflip

Russian adrenaline junkie Sergey 'Jumping Buddha' came close to killing himself after his attempt to perform a backflip was just inches from going spectacularly wrong.

If Buddha And Warhol Went To A Water Zumba Class

2 weeks agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

I often feel that my kids are pint-sized Buddhas. They force me to get all sorts of uncomfortable and face things I'd love to distract away. They call me out on emotions I'm otherwise quick to dismiss or bury. And when I most need a pause and least want one, (which is a read more

The Five Minute Rule Is Hard But It Is Fair

Senator Aqua Buddha, who apparently has been dragooned into a nerdvana relitigation of the congressional fight over Internal Improvements -- Christamighty, isn't anything ever really settled? Do we have to fill in the Erie Canal now? -- is not having...

11 Questions: We ask The Bitter Buddha, Eddie Pepitone, 11 Questions

In 11 Questions, The A.V. Club asks interesting people 11 interesting questions—and then asks them to suggest one for our next interviewee. Eddie Pepitone has been playing angry, funny guys—and being an angry, funny guy—for decades, on stand-up stages, in movies, on TV, and on podcasts. Show More Summary

Free Screening Of Film About The Buddha Heads & Ten Thousand Ripples

If you've loved having the Buddha heads in Uptown, you might want to learn more about them in a film, White Lotus Rising, which explains more about them and the Ten Thousand Ripples program which placed them here.According to the press...Show More Summary

Yonder shore and the moon

The Buddha never advocated any kind of Sutra worship. His discourses and those of his disciples were expedients. The most famous is the Parable of the Raft (M. i. 134-135). “Depending on this raft and striving with my hands and...

It Is Much Bigger Than You Think!

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth - not going all the way, and not starting."... Buddha GO GATA! The gold price manipulation scheme will go down as the biggest financial market scandal in US history for numerous reasons. Show More Summary

Simple Buddhism

Essentially, the Buddha taught us that what animates this psychophysical body of ours is absolute and undying as compared with the animated (the five skandhas consisting of material shape, feeling, perception, volitional formations, and consciousness) which is subject to death....

Report: Byron Mullens to Play in China

The immortal Byron Mullens is reportedly on his way to China – Mullens is said to be signing with the Shanxi Brave Dragons of the CBA. Per Basketball Buddha: According […] The post Report: Byron Mullens to Play in China appeared first on SLAMonline.

Satanist Gallery Brings Charles Manson to Chinatown

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

A new gallery calling itself "the official art gallery of Satan" is reopening Friday in Chinatown, lodged between a gift shop and the True Buddha Temple Chinatown.

Agent Double-O Soul Rides Again

Senator Aqua Buddha dropped by the Urban League conference in Cincinnati today to show how down he is with the Bill of Rights, and how Dr. King's dream is his as well. First, though, he'd like to clear up some misconceptions. In an acknowledgment of...

Prepare Now: Meditation teacher Allan Lokos’s harrowing, inspiring story

Death can come at any time, so the Buddha warned us to get ready now. Knowing that helped Buddhist teacher Allan Lokos after a terrible plane crash. Rod Meade Sperry tells Lokos’s harrowing but inspiring story inside the current, July 2014 Shambhala Sun — and it’s now online for you to read in its entirety. […]

Jesus, Buddha, Gandhi and Sophocles Were All Aliens

Dr. George King invoking spiritual energy for storage in an Operation Prayer Power battery, on the shores of Lake Powell, USA, in the early 1970s. So far, the concept of aliens in popular culture has largely been limited to little green, probing perverts from sci-fi movies and the rantings of conspiracy theorists. Show More Summary

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