hello friends, i’m back with part 2 of the buddhist carnival. part 1 is here. the last one had a pretty clear theme – delusions and illusions. this one is a bit more all over the place except for the first two pieces, they have something in common. they’re a bit crude. meditation rant new… Continue reading september buddhist carnival part 2
a buddhist carnival – 9th edition, part 1
welcome to the 9th edition of the buddhist carnival. it’s only been nine months? it seems like a long time, and a good long time. i always look forward to putting this carnival together. even though there are still problems with blog carnival, we have a very nice selection of articles on buddhism this month;… Continue reading a buddhist carnival – 9th edition, part 1
meditation on a wordless wednesday
this beautiful meditative quilt, entitled “river of life”, is copyright of susan shie, who has also been involved in the quilt made for vancouver’s missing women
a buddhist carnival – april 2008
welcome to the buddhist carnival, a selection of buddhist posts all over the blogosphere. this month is poetry month. let’s start with a zen poem, then, by p’ang yun, who lived from approximately 740 to 808 C.E. when the mind is at peace, the world too is at peace. nothing real, nothing absent. not holding… Continue reading a buddhist carnival – april 2008
schizophrenia, taboos and meditation
this is a guest post by geb sheru geb. in this intriguing article, he takes up on my post about kiddie porn a while ago, and talks about how the process of obsession in a person who hunts for child pornography is similar to the process of obsessive thoughts of someone experiencing schizophrenic symptoms. walking… Continue reading schizophrenia, taboos and meditation
meditation in an indian prison
yesterday at the meditation meetup, we watched a film, doing time, doing vipassana – a moving documentary of how meditation can change life in prison. this is the story of an ancient meditation technique named vipassana, which shows people how to take control of their lives and channel them toward their own good. it is… Continue reading meditation in an indian prison
a buddhist carnival – february 2008 (part 1)
hello my friends! it’s time for the february edition of a buddhist carnival. once again, we have many good submissions, and i’ll post this edition in two parts. frozen peas because it’s friday – frozen peas friday – i’ll start with a blog entry by a buddhist writing about breast cancer. like susan reynolds, “whymommy”… Continue reading a buddhist carnival – february 2008 (part 1)
anorexia and the six ways of the bodhisattva
on our somewhat eventful drive back from kelowna, i lost, for the second time, my copy of pema chodron’s the places that scare you. i think the little book fell out when i got out of the car after we had just ploughed into a snow bank in order to avoid a collision (don’t worry,… Continue reading anorexia and the six ways of the bodhisattva
what’s it gonna be?
remember last week, when i mentioned our meditation meetup with yama? yesterday, yama kindly sent over his fabulous illustration of why we meditate. here it is. what’s it gonna be? which one do want to be? (this post can be found at the meditation, yoga and spiritual growth carnival)
a buddhist carnival – 1st edition!
this is really exciting – our first buddhist carnival! the plan is for this carnival to feature first and foremost articles that directly and specifically talk about buddhist practice, reflection and ideas. however, there will also be room for posts that may not explicitly mention buddhism but touch on concepts intrinsic to it. as adam… Continue reading a buddhist carnival – 1st edition!