Linkage – February 2020

Here are a few links to things that I’ve recently found interesting. My travels have taken me to the far reaches of the internet. Some items are Buddhist-inspired, others are purely coincidental.

Enjoy!

How to be kind

If you also wear contact lenses and fret over the environmental impact, these caught my eye

Ah that age old question – What Should I do About my F’ed Up Life?

Tea Time in Darjeeling by Ann Tashi Slater

If you loved both Bojack Horseman and The Good Place, then read this article.

Mindfully Facing Climate Change from the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

Death Explained from Tessa Chong on Vimeo.

Lama Rod Owens in Montreal

Image via Sarah Harwood @Inhabit_Movement on IG

Well if anything was to bring me out of Buddhablog retirement, it was the transformative power of attending a talk by Lama Rod Owens!

True North Insight in Montreal hosted the weekend program on the topic, Love and Fear During Times of War and oh gosh, it was inspiring.

From the moment I set foot in the building, I was greeted with such warmth. What lovely, compassionate, and aware sangha. I say aware because True North Insight self-described mission is that it “seeks to be a sangha where all human beings, with no exceptions, can heal, bloom, shine and experience freedom.” Gives me some serious good feels.

Here’s a link to the Friday night talk which I thoroughly enjoyed. I’d encourage you to check it out.

I’m back

I’m back.

What brought me back was to delete a bunch of old posts where I had mentioned or wrote book reviews supporting some people who have done some really shitty things.

Once that clean up is done, then I’m back to writing and podcasting.