First in an upcoming series on Tokyo, Japan, and life generally… This is brief recounting of two men from very different walks of Japanese life, whom I encountered in Tokyo near Ueno […]
Burma — from its president to its Nobel laureate — has failed to address Buddhist violence in its Rakhine state against Muslim Rohingyas. Does any religion in the world have a cleaner […]
Suppose the following: Later today, an organization dedicated to studying science and religion announces it has devised a “God Test.” This process will conclusively reveal whether or not there is a god […]
I do not believe in God. Still, arguing against God, as Dawkins, Harris and the late Christopher Hitchens have done, is a mug’s game. Whether it’s Allah, or dead relatives, or the […]
The worst of both worlds: The "Shimano problem" underscores clash of cultures when Buddhism spread to West
Buddhist teachers — Eastern and Western alike — who sleep with their students have left a trail of human wreckage in their wake. Russ Wellen at Scholars & Rogues.
Buddhist teachers — Eastern and Western alike — who sleep with their students have left a trail of human wreckage in their wake.
“Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity.” Who said it?
“The guys who are shooting films now are technically brilliant, but there’s no content in their films. I marvel at what I see and wish I could have done a shot like […]
Well I figured I’d give you all a break
Progress. Different people have different ideas of what we should be progressing towards, but there’s a general consensus that we can progress, even if one’s idea of progress looks like regression to […]