Monty McKeever

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    Subway Dharma Paid Member

    "I teach one thing and one thing only: suffering and the end of suffering."-The Buddha A manifestation of samsara:               Amidst samsara, a different view:               *photos taken a few hours ago in a L train stop in Brooklyn. More »
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    Buddhism and Evil Paid Member

    On Sunday, we used a quote from David R. Loy's piece, "The Nonduality of Good and Evil" as the day's Daily Dharma. I then posted this excerpt to our Facebook page, If you want to hurt someone, it is important to demonize them first—in other words, fit them into your good-versus-evil story. That is why the first casualty of all wars is truth. In response, one woman on Facebook wrote, More »
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    Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Beats Cancer Paid Member

    We were very happy to learn today that Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who has been battling cancer for roughly two years, has fully recovered from the disease. via Pitchfork.com, Back in 2009, as the Beastie Boys were gearing up to release their album Hot Sauce Committee Part 1, member Adam Yauch, aka MCA, was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in a parotid (salivary) gland. The group canceled their plans, and Yauch threw himself into the recovery process. But now the BBC reports that fellow Beastie  Michael Diamond, better known as Mike D, revealed in an  interview with BBC radio host Zane Lowe that Yauch is now cancer-free.  More »
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    Phonebook Buddhas: The Art of Long-Bin Chen Paid Member

    Long-Bin Chen, via the New York Optimist, More »
  • The Magic Life of Milarepa Paid Member

    A few weeks ago I was looking through the first issue of Tricycle and I came across a mention of The Magic Life of Milarepa, a comic book about the great 11th century Tibetan saint illustrated and written by Dutch artist Eva Van Dam.  *For quick links to further reading on Milarepa, see his Himalayan Art Resources or Wikipedia pages. More »
  • Zen Is Right Here Paid Member

    I recently came across the book Zen Is Right Here on one of our bookshelves.  It is a collection of short stories and anecdotes about Zen master Shunryu Suzuki.  The pieces are rarely longer than a paragraph each. Some are quite profound while others are just plain funny.  I started carrying it with me and sneaking quick reads here and there. Here are a few examples, A student asked in dokusan, "If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound?" Suzuki Roshi answered, "It doesn't matter." *** More »