(He considered moving to a Zen monastery before shifting his sights to Silicon Valley, where he became a brash businessman.
Thich Nhat Hanh delivered a provocative talk on the effects of humanity’s lack of mindfulness toward the planet we call home.
Everyone messes up. Me, you, the neighbors, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, King David, the Buddha, everybody.
Pema Chödrön: describes a liberating way to relate to our fears: not as something to try to get rid of or cast out, but as something we became very intimate with.
by Nick Polizzi: Ready for something personal? Gulp! Here we go…
by Donna Quesada: An oft-asked question from students: Wouldn’t following the Buddhist teachings of detachment lead to a dull and boring life?
Donna Quesada: how do we take responsibility and acknowledge that interconnectedness that you were just speaking of…
Karen Maezen Miller: We have to reach the point where we are not yet ready to die…but we don’t really know how to live and survive
Donna Quesada: Maezen, I want to thank you for being with us today. I’m just personally so happy to interview you.
by Sofo Archon: Sometimes a story can teach much more than entire philosophical treatises.