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Last night I watched the livestream Noah Levine put up on Instagram about the upcoming closure of Against The Stream (ATS) and the events that led to it. Spoiler alert in case you didn’t watch: He didn’t say much. A lot of words came out of his mouth, but they didn’t add up to much […]
Lion’s Roar has not killed Buddhism. That was hyperbole. Obviously. I was mean to those guys and I hurt some people’s feelings apparently. I’m sorry for that. A guy I know at Lion’s Roar said he was hoping for a public apology from me. But that’s the best I can muster right now. I still […]
After seeing some of the reaction to my previous blog post, I thought I ought to make my position a bit clearer. One Zen practitioner on Twitter defended his use of opioids prescribed for a torn rotator cuff as consistent with his practice. Another asked my opinion on the use of antidepressants or if a […]
Buddhism in America is over and Lion’s Roar has killed it. I hate to sound so pessimistic, but right now it’s hard to see it any other way. Lion’s Roar, a huge, wealthy and supposedly “Buddhist” website, recently published the most pro-drug article I have ever seen in any Buddhist publication. I’m not even going to […]
Tricycle magazine has a new article up on their website confusingly titled Psychedelics’ Buddhist Revival. That’s the word “Psychedelic” in plural possessive form, then “Buddhist,” then “Revival.” So is it a Buddhist revival possessed by more than one psychedelic? Or one Buddhist possessed by multiple psychedelics who is having a revival? The title appears to […]