I love this clip from my teacher Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in which he describes the point of meditation, Meditation is Like Drinking Water. Check out his books if you get a chance. I'm currently making my way through his new book, The Shambhala Principle, which I'll be reviewing in depth when it comes out in May. Enjoy the weekend!
(Follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter) A few thought from the lighter side of everything… Apparent, Captain America is Buddhist. I saw The Avengers this week, which was about the best of what could be expected. Fluffy, superficial, and well-executed. The script writer in particular should be commended for taking multiple storylines that have absolute nothing to do with each other and somehow weaving them into a coherent and fun movie. It’s like an episode of the cooking show Iron Chef where the secret ingredients for each dish are Sea Urchin, Pickles, Limburger Cheese, Peach Sorbet, and Sriracha sauce. It was also possibly the most masculinized movie of all time (maximum SMASH, minimum Space), for which it should win some kind of Tantric Oscar. (more…)