Random Linkage: B12 blues, Dudes, Zen Masters, Humbling Authenticity, Snowy Branches and 2x the bodies
I seem to have the dreaded B12 blues that vegans are prone to and was just hit with doctor’s orders to get some vitamins into my system. While I put myself back together, here are some links to distract, edutain, enlighten and delight.
- Here’s an MP3 of a talk titled “The Dude and the Zen Master” which comes from the book of the same title written by Jeff Bridges, Bernie Glassman and This was moderated by Danny Fisher who is an awesome dude in his own right.
In their new book, Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges and world-renowned Roshi Bernie Glassman offer an intimate glimpse into the conversations between student and teacher, a shared philosophy of life and spirituality, and the everyday wisdom of Buddhism. The Dude and the Zen Master captures a freewheeling dialogue about life, laughter, and the movies, from two men whose charm and bonhomie never fail to enlighten and entertain—while reminding us of the importance of doing good in a difficult world.
Here’s a link to the video if you are more of a visual sort.
- 108 Zen Books post on being with her dying mother is an authentic look at being present and was humbling to read.
- Check out “Unification Anxiety and Nonduality Terrors” a post by David Ashton’s blog “Snow Branches”
- Mondo Samu wrote a great post titled “Everybody Needs a Second Body” and ignites the question – Who else are you taking care of? I do have to say that I really appreciate Shambhala’s approach towards what they called Community Care. Are other centers mindful of this kind of approach towards caring for sangha members?