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  • Tony Kornheiser, the Buddha, and Urban Cycling (PPB #36)

    Chris Baskind, founder of simple living site More Minimal (among others), sent me a note about a half-hour ago apologizing for getting his guest post up relatively late in the game. Once you read it, though, you’ll realize that Chris had nothing to apologize for: his post on urban cycling takes a recent rant by […] More

  • Environmentalism as a Step in Individual Evolution

    Environmental care is a practical, worldly thing. But it is also a step in one’s personal evolution. On the one hand, it is a practical response to the environmental problems we are facing. It is also a foresighted response to the issues (economic and environmental) that we might be facing if we don’t think more […] More

  • A Bishop, a Preacher, and a Tibetan Buddhist Walk into "The Time 100"

    Wait, wasn’t there supposed to be a rabbi in there somewhere? Tonight was the Time 100 Gala, where Time Magazine celebrates 100 of the most influential people in the world today. This year, three religious leaders are included. What Richard Cizik, Patriarch Bartholomew I, and the Dalai Lama have in common is that they’ve all […] More

  • Jesus Saves, Buddha Recycles: A Spiritual Perspective on Consumerism

    David Loy, a Buddhism scholar, presented a lecture at Vanderbilt University recently describing a spiritual perspective on the challenge of consumerism. There is a video available that is worth watching if you have a free hour and, like me, are into this kind of stuff! Otherwise, I will give an overly simplistic summary below. The […] More