3.0 New Podcast Episode is out! The Dharma Oveground & the non-Buddhists

Soundcloud: download or listen In this episode, the Dharma Oveground and Buddhist Geeks get enlightened, Francois Laurelle and the non-Buddhists speculate, Hokai Sobol and Kenneth Folk do their own thing. Matthew and Stuart cross the line and fumble over names. This is part 2 of our first real episode exploring a number of innovative elements … Continue reading 3.0 New Podcast Episode is out! The Dharma Oveground & the non-Buddhists

The Tricky Issue of Being Authentic

  “For the dignified Shambhala person, an unwaning authentic presence dawns.” Chogyam Trungpa Words allow us to enter into new worlds. They allow us to inhabit new spaces, evoke new feelings, receive different ideas and come to the see the world differently. They also allow us to experiment with the creation of those same things. … Continue reading The Tricky Issue of Being Authentic

Phenomenology of Awakening (Buddhist Geeks 2014?)

http://youtu.be/cUjq5Iobgsk This is a video submission that I made for the Buddhist Geeks conference, 2014. The transcript is below with a couple of modifications. if you like this blog, or the ideas contained within the video, perhaps you would consider voting for my submission over at the BGs website, which will contribute to my talk … Continue reading Phenomenology of Awakening (Buddhist Geeks 2014?)

Considering enlightenment: a project in reconfiguration (4)

Fetters n. A device, usually one of a pair of rings connected to a chain that is attached to the ankles or feet to restrict movement. Something that serves to restrict; a restraint: the fetters of tyranny. tr.v. fet·tered, fet·ter·ing, fet·ters To put fetters on; shackle. To restrict or restrain: thinking that is fettered by … Continue reading Considering enlightenment: a project in reconfiguration (4)

Big up Post-Traditional Buddhism

(This is part two of an article on Post-Traditional Buddhism written for the Elephant Journal. Part.1 can be found here: Post-traditional Buddhism: the quiet revolution?) Part 2: Big up Post-Traditional Buddhism  My new bride on the spiritual path is perhaps best defined as Post-Traditional Buddhism. A term I picked up from Hokai Sobol, who is … Continue reading Big up Post-Traditional Buddhism