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Dialogs With My Teacher #49

Here's another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning the Summer of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ___ November 23, 2010 (#49) Student: It feels like my spiritual path has...

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The Dharma of Getting Dumped

Kristin Luce offers up a great piece on one of life's universal miseries... So here’s the humiliating truth: I was just dumped. I can’t even hate him because he did it so kindly and with such matu Take my advice: Don’t ever get into a relationship with a mature man....

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William Quinn asks the question, "What's an American Buddhist," then offers up a good article that addresses it. The crux of his point is this: North American Buddhists are likely to create their own traditions and schools of thought, but they should do so with the...

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Dialogs With My Teacher #48

Here's another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning the Summer of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ___ November 22, 2010 (#48) Student: It seems like the spiritual path...

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Why the Young Are Losing Their Religion

A student at Duke offers up this interesting article in the Huffington Post: Newspapers and op-ed writers have noted that more and more members of the younger generations are turning away from Christianity. As a college student, I can tell you that from personal...

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Dialogs With My Teacher #47

Here's another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning the Summer of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ___ November 17, 2010 (#47) Student: How does practicing silence lead to...

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The “You’re Not Special” Commencement

What? I'm not special? This, from the Washington Post, is an excerpt of Wellesly High School's most recent commencement address, delivered by David McCullough, Jr. (yes... it's that David McCullough's son). The whole speech, in context, is worth a read.   “Walt...

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Dialogs With My Teacher #46

Here's another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning the Summer of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ___ November 5, 2010 Student: I just read that seeking is passive. This...

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Dialogs With My Teacher #45

Here's another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning the Summer of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching.   ___ November 4, 2010 (#45) Student: What do you think about all...

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