Featured Articles: Arts and Media

August 22, 2012
That, then, is loveliness, we said, Children in wonder watching the stars.
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by Joren
August 16, 2012
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August 12, 2012
(follow Ethan Nichtern on Facebook or Twitter) I love the Olympics. I just watched the USA Basketball team win a close game against Spain for the Gold Medal, and found myself rooting for Lebron James for the first time...um...ever. I think...
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August 11, 2012
Economics isn’t just about money and material benefits, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said. It is also about understanding and promoting “the enhancement of well-being.”
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by Joren
August 2, 2012
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August 2, 2012
On retreat this week, the teacher, the fantastic Jenny Bondurant,  said that the meaning of "sacred" is our direct experience of form, feeling, perception, thoughts, and consciousness. To find the sacred is not to empty ourselves of these, but...
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August 1, 2012
I'm not telling you to make the world better, because I don't think that progress is necessarily part of the package. I'm just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, but to live in it....
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July 30, 2012
I'm a big geek when it comes to stories about brave warriors battling the forces of darkness and tyranny. So naturally, I was excited about Game of Thrones, the show on HBO about seven medieval kingdoms battling to rule over a fantasy...
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July 26, 2012
The flowers open in early morning and wither during the following night.
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July 22, 2012
(follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter)I am thinking of Aurora, Colorado today. I am guessing, as Roger Ebert suggested in his Op-Ed piece in the New York Times, that some people will call for a reduction in movie violence. Ebert seems to think this...
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by Joren
July 20, 2012
 
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July 16, 2012
A recent article in the New York Review of Books suggests that many of the greatest works of literature, (particularly modern literature), wouldn't have been written if their authors were Buddhist.   The writer, Tim Parks, believes that...
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by Joren
July 12, 2012
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July 7, 2012
Our perception of bias changes depending on the self-identity we currently have in mind.
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June 28, 2012
 
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June 21, 2012
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June 20, 2012
by Patrick Groneman Saw this yesterday while walking back from an eye-exam.   It's a great example of how a word, when stripped of its cultural context can take on new meaning, and then be used over and over again, until that new meaning...
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June 10, 2012
This week I had the opportunity to listen to Venerable Robina Courtin speak on the IDP podcast, which you can listen to
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June 6, 2012
 "Blind Contour Buddha" by the late Cindy Woods.
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by Joren
May 30, 2012
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May 30, 2012
"...anything that shapes us as people, will ultimately inform the nature of our work" -- John Messinger
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