Dialogs With My Teacher #55

January 10, 2011 (#55) Student: What is the most enlightened way to communicate with someone who is very difficult? Michael: The same way I’ve suggested that you speak to someone who complains a lot; listen deeply and speak from a place of open generosity. Student:...

2010’s Top Ten Buddhist News Stories

The Rev. Danny Fisher offered up this worthwhile read: If nothing else, 2010 will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the more interesting years in terms of the growing awareness of Buddhism in the Western world.  Among other things, “Buddhism” was a top Google...

Shambala International: a victim of Madoff

According to the Denver Post, the Agile Group, headed by longtime Dharma supporter Neal Greenberg, has been rocked by Bernard Madoff’s swindle. This could have dire implications for Shambhala. Another potential victim of Agile’s collapse is Shambhala...

Just Let the Ego Bless the Economy!

Here’s an interesting post. Dr. Susan Corso offers some advice that sounds like something that could come from The Secret: It’s time to BLESS THE ECONOMY, and quit winging and moaning about how bad it all is. Now don’t misunderstand me. I’m not...

In the face of fundamentalist intimidation

Andrew Sullivan writes of the moving case of John Hari: I linked to Johann Hari’s excellent defense of free speech in the face of religious intimidation here. The piece was eventually published in India – and this is what happened: That night, four...
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