In the film A Few Good Men, Jack Nicholson shouts at Tom Cruise, at a courtroom full of people, and at all of us really, “You can’t handle the truth!” But maybe we can. Nathan Thompson explores how we hide from ourselves and the benefits of seeing through the illusion.
Squirrels: the bane of gardeners and cranky homeowners; at mercy of speeding drivers and hungry winter birds. You might be asking by now: what do squirrels have to do with meditation?
This year’s Super Bowl had millions of people joyfully yelling, “Who Dat? Who Dat?” For writer Natham Thompson, the biggest game of the year is a good chance to look at how much consumerism surrounds the game and ask, “What’s Dat?”
Why do people assume that a single guy over age 30 must have something wrong with him? Some guys are just fine, thank you very much.
What the hell does Che Guevara, the infamous Cuban revolutionary, have to do with Buddhism? I’m guess it’s probably never been on the radar for most of you, and I’m also imagining that the very mention of the name sparks powerful reactions for some of you.
One of things our writer is leery of is spiritual work being brought together with large, profit making enterprises. Is being wealthy is a sign of God’s favor or a money-making “feel good” distortion?
The first thing we can do for Haiti, besides giving the crisis support already occurring, is to push for wealthy nations who prospered from colonialism for two, three, four hundred years, to put an end to any debt schemes currently hog-tieing the Haitian government.