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February 24, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

This week’s morsel comes from James Ishmael Ford’s If You're Lucky, Your Heart Will Break. Using vignettes and anecdotes from his own life—as well as quotations drawn from sources as varied as the Bible, Yiddish aphorisms, and stand-up comedy—Zen teacher and Unitarian Universalist minister James Ishmael Ford shares...

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This week’s morsel comes from James Ishmael Ford’s If You're Lucky, Your Heart Will...

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February 21, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Sweeping Zen reposts a classic Buddhadharma article by Myoan Grace Schireson on Buddhist women's spiritual practice. Dangerous Harvests looks at the brewing “mindfulness wars.” His Holiness the Dalai Lama met with President Obama this week to discuss Tibet. The February issue of the FPMT eNewsletter is... read more »
February 21, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

Hayao Miyazaki's films have earned him a reputation as a master story-teller and artist. His latest (and possibly last) film, The Wind Rises, has just been released in theaters in the United States. It has drawn criticism regarding its treatment of its subject matter (the story centers on Japanese aviation engineer Jiro...

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Hayao Miyazaki's films have earned him a reputation as a master story-teller and artist. His...

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February 20, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
About.com takes on the pitfalls of positive thinking. “He also seems to have delved deeply into the Theosophists, and shared their fascination with the spirituality of Tibet. One result of this study, and Scelci’s apparent inner mental shift, was his determination to remove the egocentricity of the composer.” Read more... read more »
February 19, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
The organizer of the Wisdom 2.0 protest demonstration shares why she and and the members of Eviction Free San Francisco took to the stage at Tricycle. James Ishmael Ford talks Buddhism, Unitarianism, and liberal religion at MonkeyMind. Confessions of a Teeth-Grinder. Frontline (the Indian newspaper) looks... read more »
The organizer of the Wisdom 2.0 protest demonstration shares why she and and the members of... read more »
February 18, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

io9 interviewed Michael LaTorra, a zen priest, about religion’s future.

io9: Before we look ahead, can you tell us how religion has changed in the past 150 years?

LaTorra: The old ways are dying. The largest world religions...

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io9 interviewed Michael LaTorra, a zen priest, about religion’s future.

io9... read more »

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