Tag Archives: Buddhism

Re: Secularizing Buddhism–Making it Accessible or Stripping the Roots?

I posted a comment on my geeky Buddhist friend’s guest post on One City: Secularizing Buddhism–Making it Accessible or Stripping the Roots? The comment was long enough that I think it warrants a blog post. So here it is. Vince, i share your concerns in not throwing the Buddhist baby with the secular bathwater 🙂 […]

B. Alan Wallace is My Kind of Kick Ass Dharma Teacher!

“kick ass dharma” = dharma free of dogma, cultural baggage, metaphysical hubris, institutionalized nonsense, and idiot compassion. I first heard of B. Alan Wallace years ago in an Integral Naked interview. I immediately liked him due to his intellectual sharpness and his deep knowledge in Buddhist scholarship and hardcore practice. It’s rare to see someone who […]

I interrupt the silence with a message from Shinzen Young

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog. Don’t worry, I’m still alive, kicking and (hyper)streaming 🙂 Actually, I shifted my attention to micro-blogging via Twitter, Friendfeed, and Facebook (see (hyper)stream section). Also, I didn’t have a topic to write about these past few weeks that deserve a post here on my blog. In […]

The Science of Enlightenment is Paving the Way for the Enlightenment of Science

I just finished listening to Shinzen Young’s The Science of Enlightenment audio CDs. I ripped all 14 CDs into MP3s, synced them to my iPhone and  listened at home, on the road, at the gym, and even at work. I have high expectations, and I was not disappointed. (Tip: If you don’t care about the […]

Shinzen Young is My Kind of Kick Ass Dharma Teacher!

I’ve recently took a deep interest in Shinzen Young after listening to his interview on Buddhist Geeks. I’ve heard of him a long time ago (more than ten years ago in a Thinking Allowed interview) but he didn’t register on my radar. I almost missed a once in a lifetime opportunity. Serendipitously, I had a […]