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Lots of people are wrongly called “Nazis” these days. That’s my fault. One of the first things Buddha told his fans was that they should follow the Noble Eightfold Path; Right View, Resolve, Speech, Conduct, Livelihood, Effort, Mindfulness and Samadhi (often translated as Right Meditation). Last Saturday, Emily Eslami gave one of her usual brilliant talks […]
I’ll be as careful as I can with this one, because the outrage machine is always waiting to deliberately misconstrue anything the least bit complex or unconventional. In the conventional sense, the answer is YES. There definitely are real white supremacists, real neo-Nazis, real bigots, and real racists in this world. Without a doubt. And […]
I want to punch someone. You do too. You can deny it, if you want. I did for a very long time. Lots of people deny it. That doesn’t change anything. It’s OK that you want to punch someone. There’s nothing you can do about it. It’s just how it is to be the kind […]
Someone apparently asked the following as a comment on a recent video on my YouTube channel called “My Druggy Daze,” but it didn’t show up in the comments section (I get them as emails). I don’t know if the commenter deleted it themselves or if something went wrong. I did not delete it. In fact, […]
I recently put up a video strongly criticizing the folks over at a website called Buddhist Geeks for promoting the use of psychedelic drugs as a “spiritual practice.” I’ve written and made videos about this subject before. People who use these drugs for “spiritual purposes” often take my criticism of their form of drug use […]