Month: September 2009

  • Urban City in a Small Town

    Window display in Ojai Creates. Posted via web from On the fly…

  • Are you in Vietnam? Please Help.

    The monks and nuns of BN are evicted from the temple and now arestaying temporarily in chua Phuoc Hue, the big temple of central BaoLoc, right on the main highway Saigon-Dalat with the big statue and locates next to the church. This is the temple that our delegationvisited with Thich Nhat Hanh on the trip […]

  • 400 Monastics Being Forcefully Evicted Today

    Dear friends: the situation at Bat Nha Monastery in Vietnam (also known as Prajna Temple) has become very critical. There are about 400 young monastics currently being evicted from the monastery by the Vietnamese government and local police. You can learn a bit more from a recent New York Times article called Tensions Rise as […]

  • Building a Social Library

    Today I had the privilege to speak with 40 high school and community college librarians about building a social library. The event took place at the Powell Library at UCLA at the invitation of Esther Grassian. Though I created a Keynote Presentation (below) and demonstrated how one could use with groups, the majority of […]

  • Impermanence and Surrender – A Lesson from Brian Eno

    What a rare experience, to see Brian Eno live in this day and age. From a musical perspective he is relatively reclusive and so when the opportunity arose to see him give a lecture at the Carpenter Performance Center at CSU Long Beach, I jumped at the opportunity. They no music was performed, he spoke […]

  • An Introduction – Touching the Earth

    I have been using the book Touching the Earth by Thich Nhat Hanh for several years  as part of my morning meditation practice. It is a wonderful book that provides a framework to have a “conversation” with the Buddha and look deeply at our relationship with the Earth, others, ourselves, and the Ultimate Dimension. The […]