Featured Articles and Journals: The Buddha Walks into a Bar: A Guide to Life for a New Generation

July 22, 2013
At this moment I’m flying to Chicago for the one year anniversary of the death of one of my best friends, Alex Okrent. It’s a rough day, one which echoes back to this date in 2012 when Alex collapsed in the Obama campaign headquarters from heart...
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May 17, 2012
The Buddha Freestyles is a new column where I will take a quote from music and flesh out how it can relate to living a life of mindfulness and compassion. Have a suggested lyric? Send it over. -- Your head will collapse If there's nothing in it And...
Buddhism     Link
April 26, 2012
The Buddha Freestyles is a new weekly column where I will take a quote from hip-hop and occasionally other forms of music and interpret how it can relate to living a life of mindfulness and compassion. Have a suggested lyric? Send it over. --
Arts and Media, Buddhism     Comment (14)     Link
April 19, 2012
The Buddha Freestyles is a new WEEKLY (yes, I’m back to writing weekly for IDP) column where I will take a quote from hip-hop and occasionally other forms of music and interpret, ironically, how it relates to living a life of mindfulness and...
Buddhism     Comment (1)     Link
April 12, 2012
The Buddha Freestyles is a new WEEKLY (yes, I’m back to writing weekly for IDP) column where I will take a quote from hip-hop and occasionally other forms of music and interpret, ironically, how it relates to living a life of mindfulness and...
Buddhism     Comment (4)     Link
March 7, 2012
Unfortunately, the historical Buddha never delivered a “How to Call out a Cheater” sermon. He did ask us to explore his teachings on topics like compassion and see how we can best apply them to our situations.
Buddhism     Comment (1)     Link
January 31, 2012
When I was seven years old, my First Grade teacher asked everyone to draw what they wanted to be when they grew up. I remember walking around my classroom, learning all about my classmates’ long-term aspirations. Not surprisingly for this Manhattan...
Buddhism     Comment (2)     Link
January 12, 2012
Wanting to be in love is natural to the human experience. We all want to love. We love love. However, its highs are dizzying, its lows traumatic enough that we want to rid them from our memory. It almost seems counterintuitive to try to reach...
Buddhism     Comment (3)     Link
December 26, 2011
Is it possible to be a Buddhist but still venture into the realms of "crazy town": sex, drugs, and alcohol?  
Buddhism     Comment (2)     Link
December 17, 2011
Recently my dear friend Ethan Nichtern and I were talking about my new book, The Buddha Walks into a Bar… (coming soon to a bookstore or Amazon near you).
Buddhism     Comment (5)     Link

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