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Another lonely Friday night? S’more or less.
(Photo: Andrea Wyner; Dwell)

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Another lonely Friday night? S’more or less.

(Photo: Andrea Wyner; Dwell)

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Tariki, Jiriki (Shin and Zen, part three)

Tariki, Jiriki (Shin and Zen, part three)

Just gonna say it up front: Harry’s on fire in these episodes, saying some profound stuff! In this final installment of our reflections on Shin and Zen practice, we take up the issue of other-power/self-power. We dive right into the deep and complicated issues about the nature of the self, what’s at stake in the distinction between these paths of practice, and whether or not it’s even possible…

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It seems to me that the advice of the Buddha was not to change how you think about things so that you’re happy and content with them as they are, but rather to see things as they are.
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The dream, really, is to not only be a famous public intellectual, but to be famous public intellectual who is turned into an internet meme.

 (via Slavoj Žižek Gets His Haircut)

The dream, really, is to not only be a famous public intellectual, but to be famous public intellectual who is turned into an internet meme.

(via Slavoj Žižek Gets His Haircut)

Shin and Zen Practice, part two

Shin and Zen Practice, part two #buddhism #podcast

We take up the issue from last time, wandering around the historical circumstances of exclusive practice, Kamakura-era Buddhist schools, deal with how the context in which one practices matters, ritual efficacy, heresy, and whether there’s really a difference between zazen and nembutsu. We don’t really answer the question of whether or not one can combine Zen and Shin practice; ultimately, that’s…

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Build a world…

Build a world…

Shin and Zen Practice

Shin and Zen Practice #buddhism #podcast

Hey! Check out that new theme song!

We finally get around to doing some recording and answering some listener questions, this one about the possibility of combining Shin and Zen Buddhist practice. We dance around the issue for a while, meandering through the minutia of particular ritual styles, before getting to some of the historical and institutional justifications used for why Shin Buddhists…

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Numbers

Wilson is right (as is Silk) that the Washington Post map is wrong.

I don’t think we should throw it away, though. Or, at the very least, I don’t think we should thumb our noses at it and say “their methodology is flawed, to hell with it.” Rather, and I say this as a teacher, I think we should use it as an opportunity to discuss the limits of our knowledge and our assumptions. After all, you only…

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Jesus

So it’s okay to say a prayer before a government meeting. This was not news to me. I am not surprised.

First, this is a quick and dirty post about why I’m not a fan of quick and dirty writing. Daniel Burke, religion writer for CNN, declaresthat today’s US Supreme Court “ruling upsets #Hindus #Jews #atheists, #Buddhists, #AlmostEveryReligiousMinority.” My first reaction to his tweet was, “Not me.”…

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