Featured Articles: Arts and Media

September 8, 2010
At what point do we start to get overly concerned with future and past? This quote from To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf caught our attention today. At what point is the innocence of the present moment lost to the anxious fixation on future and...
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September 7, 2010
Today feels like a good day to discuss rebirth. I've never been able to consider (beyond useful psychological metaphor) the reincarnation that occurs across lifetimes. There's really no way to posit unless you have some kind of cross-...
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September 2, 2010
David Mitchell is one of my favorite novelists, and I am currently finishing his latest, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. Mitchell often writes about quasi-Buddhist themes, and this line (slightly rearranged because it occurs in dialogue),...
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August 23, 2010
I was discussing with a friend last week who went to Naropa University's summer writing program how good of a performance poet (which I think is equally important to the written words) Anne Waldman is. Then this morning my awesome girlfriend...
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August 17, 2010
I enjoy the writing of Bill McKibben a lot, although his new book Eaarth was a bit too scary for me to read right now. He thinks deeply about food, ecology, wealth, and interdependence. He also thinks deeply about television and its effects on...
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August 16, 2010
What is your reaction when not much is going on in the moment? How about when not much is going on in meditation practice? Shambhala Acharya  (master teacher) and cultural anthropologist Dr. Gaylon Ferguson has a good quote from his really...
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August 13, 2010
Michel Foucalt - philosopher, historian, and cultural theorist - was widely considered one of the most important figures of the structuralist, poststructuralist and postmodern movements. And apparently he sat at least one zazen retreat. In...
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August 11, 2010
"Demystify the Mystical" - Akim Funk Buddha  "Climb in my hip pocket and see what I do"  - Paco Lugaviño, in describing Roshi Bernie Glassman's method of "teaching by example"
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August 6, 2010
I am investigating the linguistic/visual idea of signs in the structuralist sense of the word, as well as the aspect of emptiness known as signlessness (animitta) in the Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. Thus I submit to you Thich Nhat Hanh and...
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August 3, 2010
Recently Pat Groneman and Josh Adler lead a class studying Chogyam Trungpa's book True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art. I attended this class as an artist and meditation practitioner. After reading about Great Eastern Sun and Setting Sun...
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