March 13, 2012

Tricycle Talk: Vincent Horn and Richard Eskow

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Vincent Horn, Buddhist GeeksRichard Eskow attended the 2011 Buddhist Geeks conference and sank his teeth into a lot of meaty ideas that he's still chewing on. (Apologies to Richard for that overdone metaphor.)

He spoke to teacher and translator Ken McLeod soon after the conference ended and discussed a wide range of topics, including the almost-taboo subject of paying for the dharma. Not long after that, Richard spoke to the cofounder and Chief Geek of Buddhist Geeks, Vincent Horn, and this conversation we are happy to present below, in two parts.

Vince is no stranger to the audio interview game—Buddhist Geeks is now on episode number (prepare your mind to be boggled...) 249! (It's trainer/Zen practitioner/psychology professor Rob McNamara.) The Buddhist Geeks 2012 conference will be held August 9th to 11th in Boulder, Colorado—more info here.

Listen to Vincent Horn and Richard Eskow discuss Buddhist Geeks, technology, hippies, and cynicism below.

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jackelope65's picture

Hello. My name is Bob and I am retired, living in Costa Rica in part to afford to live and receive health care. Peter H Diamandis in his book, Abundance(The Future Is Better Than You Think), directs us away from negativity and focuses on many of the technological advances that may progress us all to physical "Abundance". I also believe that it may help the poor masses developing spiritual abundance. Even if technology directed some of its focus to the poor, low cost could pay for the expense of providing that information to them. One of my major concerns in the past has been that high priced conferences only attract upper middle class to the rich. Buddhism, as known to many elder teachers, and the teachings did not develop in a time that was either aware of the poor masses and their needs and where the resources to act was not available. Could the Geek Conference, as would be suggested by its very nature, be available either at low cost real time, free after the conference, or both.