Featured Articles and Journals: what would sid do

October 15, 2013
Book Excerpt from 'Walk Like a Buddha' by Lodro Rinzler Q: How do Buddhists reconcile with the idea that psychopaths (aka sociopaths, like Hitler, Manson, Bundy), may not be born with basic goodness, thereby shattering the tenet that all beings are...
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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. --
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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...
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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...
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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.
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December 26, 2011
Is it possible to be a Buddhist but still venture into the realms of "crazy town": sex, drugs, and alcohol?  
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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).
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November 19, 2011
What happens when you break up but you're still in love with your ex?  
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October 14, 2011
Should you call your ex? Let's look at your motivation and the Four Gates of Speech...  
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October 14, 2011
Before Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment he was a confused twenty and thirty-something looking to learn how to live a spiritual life. Each time in this column we look at what it might be like if a fictional Siddhartha was on his spiritual...
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September 23, 2011
Before Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment he was a confused twenty and thirty-something looking to learn how to live a spiritual life. Each time in this column we look at what it might be like if a fictional Siddhartha was on his spiritual...
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June 24, 2011
My girlfriend and I got into a fight last night because she says I’m a slob and that meditators should be more “mindful” of their living quarters. What would Sid say about that? – Messy Jessie
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May 20, 2011
Is it breaking the Hinayana discipline to smoke cigarettes?   Before Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment he was a confused twenty and thirty-something looking to learn how to live a spiritual life. Each week in this column we look...
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May 13, 2011
When external factors infringe on your relationship, how can you keep the love flowing? Buddhist advice for dealing with the Jewish future in-laws.  
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May 6, 2011
Before Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment he was a confused twenty and thirty-something looking to learn how to live a spiritual life. Each week in this column we look at what it might be like if a fictional Siddhartha was on his spiritual...
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April 22, 2011
  Given that it's Earth Day today and that Arbor Day is coming up I have to ask: Is community service ever considered part of Buddhism? - Jimmy ---
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April 15, 2011
Is it okay to get stoned on a regular basis? It could make the movie adaptation of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged or passover more interesting...
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April 8, 2011
Can you be a Christian AND a Buddhist? This isn't Ask Glenn Beck, it's What Would Sid Do.
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April 1, 2011
Is it possible to find someone worth dating out at da club?       Before Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment he was a confused twenty and thirty-something looking to learn how to live a spiritual life. Each week in...
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March 25, 2011
Can a Buddhist be a bartender? What about a butcher? A Chris Brown-esque rapper? A superhero like Captain America? This meditating thing doesn't pay the bills so we have to do something for the green.  
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March 11, 2011
How meditators can help with the widespread destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan  
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March 4, 2011
Is it "anti-Buddhist" to have a one-night stand?   Before Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment he was a confused twenty and thirty-something looking to learn how to live a spiritual life. Each week in this column we look at...
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February 25, 2011
Waking up next to a strange bedfellow? There's gotta be a compassionate way out of this one...   Before Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment at age 35 he was a confused twenty and thirty-something looking to learn how to live a...
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February 11, 2011
This week I am taking a break from What Would Sid Do. Cheerful Valentine's Day! There comes a time in any young man or woman’s life when they realize that their parents simply do not have it all together. Sure, they go to work and can...
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February 4, 2011
Many people look to Siddhartha Gautama as an example of someone who attained nirvana, a buddha. Each week in this column we look at what it might be like if Siddhartha was on his spiritual journey today. How would he combine Buddhism and dating?...
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