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Americans Don’t Approve of Buddhists?

Maybe this is because it's so hard to market "stillness," "Suchness," and "Emptiness." At least 2 million Buddhists currently practice their religion in the United States, and many of their fellow citizens disapprove. A survey conducted by political scientists Robert...

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Come Join Us for Our Winter Day-long Intensive

Living Without Hindrance February 18th, 2012 GREEN GULCH  FARM ZEN CENTER This one-day sitting will involve sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, Q & A and, by request, private interviews with Michael. Confirmation will be sent to you when your $80 payment...

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Meditation Connected to Happiness

Thought this was an interesting piece from Shambhala SunSpace: Via David Sillito of the BBC comes this report — with more to come — featuring Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard (aka, the “happiest man in the world”) and others, exploring the connection behind mindfulness...

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Dialogs With My Teacher #26

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. August 22, 2010 Student: So what does it look like when one eventually...

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Our Annual Year-end Appeal from the Prez

      11/20/2011 Dear Sangha Member, The Chinese proverb, "may you live in interesting times," has never seemed so relevant to me. Yes, we live in interesting times, to be sure, maybe even a little scary, at times, but also filled with opportunity. Many...

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Dialogs With My Teacher #25

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. ____ August 13, 2010 Student: Does investigation ever cease as this...

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Dialogs With My Teacher #24

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. ____ August 12, 2010 Student: Do you find yourself working to unlearn...

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Is God a Particle or a Wave?

Admittedly, I get geeky over stuff like this "God particle." But for the record, I'm betting that God also shows up as a wave, depending on who's ... ahem... Witnessing. Physics has a well-deserved reputation for being horrendously complicated, but sometimes its the...

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