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This is a longer episode than we usually put out, but it's well worth it to listen to the end.  There just wasn't any "fat" for me to trim this time --> all really interesting stuff.  I hope you enjoy!  :)

" +Alexander Bard  is a cyber philosopher and the co-founder of the Syntheist Movement. He is the co-author of The Futurica Trilogy, a series of books concerning Internet philosophy and futurist studies.

In this episode, Alexander joins host +Vincent Horn  to discuss the origins and concepts of the Syntheist Movement and it’s intersection with Buddhist practice & thought. Using the setting of the annual Burning Man event to illustrate humanity’s sometimes unconscious desire to gather and practice religion, Alexander describes the Syntheist philosophy, its core concepts of multiple Gods, and its philosophical origins. From there the conversation touches on the concepts of God and Self, Quantum Physics and Religion, and Alexander’s utopic vision for the future."
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This short story reminded me of touring with +Aural Elixir  through Wichita, KS, which is a tough market to crack in some ways.

Though not a dive, at first Jesse wasn't exactly sure about booking a second gig at the The Artichoke Sandwich Bar a few years ago because the first time through there were only a handful of people on a Thursday night and I don't think we made much more than gas money to get to Oklahoma. She eventually decided to try it again because the people that ran the joint were very cool as were the few audience members, it was good food they fed us, and at least it was something in Wichita.

I'm pretty happy now we kept going back because it helped us make connection with Kevin and Seth Girton and their super-nice family, who in turn have helped find another decent gig in Wichita. Also, every gig Jesse has played at the Artichoke she has had the opportunity to personally connect with at least one more fan, which is what touring is all about for indie musicians.

Thanks for taking me on tour +Jesse Maclaine  to learn these lessons about the value of persistence and human connection. Thanks Artichoke, Wichita, and the Girtons for all the hospitality. Thanks everyone that supports live local and touring musicians!
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In this episode, +David Chapman  joins host +Vincent Horn  for the second part of their discussion on the challenges facing the reinvention of Buddhist Tantra. David first compares “zombie ritual” with “living ritual”, pointing out the ideal characteristics of useful ritual practices. David and Vincent then examine the importance of participatory ritual in communities, the rate of innovation in contemporary ritual, and how lineage relates to the forming and maintaining of ritual.

This is part two of a two part series. Listen to part one BG 313: Reinventing Buddhist Tantra.
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In this episode taken from the 2013 +Buddhist Geeks  Conference, Kate Johnson speaks about how Buddhist practice can help us wake up to unconscious patterns of power and privilege in our communities and ourselves. Beginning with a synopsis of the COLORLINES article “Rinku Sen: The Racist Mind”, she explains the pervasiveness of implicit bias in our thinking and actions. As she describes her experience and shame when realizing her own implicit racial bias, Kate describes how her meditation practice helped wake her up to those problem areas. She concludes by explaining how racial injustice and lack of diversity affects Buddhist communities, and she issues a call to wake up to these unconscious patterns of power and privilege for the benefit of ourselves and our communities.
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+Marianne Elliott  is an attorney, human rights advocate, and the author of Zen Under Fire, a memoir about her work in Afghanistan.

In this episode taken from the 2013 +Buddhist Geeks Conference, Marianne shares her belief that mindfulness practice alone isn’t enough to put an end to the suffering of the world. By first unpacking a few areas of social suffering that have deeply touched her, Marianne talks about the practical strategies she employs when working towards positive social change. As she describes the importance of action to the engaged Buddhist life, Marianne encourages the audience to ground themselves in the resiliency provided by Buddhist practice, find an issue that touches them, find a way to use their unique skillset, and actively work to end suffering in the world.
When Practice Isn’t Enough by Buddhist GeeksPodcast: Download Episode Description: Marianne Elliott is an attorney, human rights advocate, and the author of Zen Under Fire, a memoir about her work in Afghanistan. In this episode taken from the 2013 Buddhist Geeks Conference, Marianne shares her belief that mindfulness practice alone isn’t enough to put an …
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In case you missed last week's +Buddhist Geeks  episode, it's another in our series of #bgeeks13   flashbacks, this time with the "Yoda of Silicon Alley" +Jerry Colonna .

It's a good reminder that we all face the same demons of uncertainty and there are ways to beat them!

"In this episode taken from the 2013 Buddhist Geeks Conference, Jerry Colonna speaks about confronting the demon and dharma of uncertainty. By first telling the story of Milarepa and the Demons, Jerry engages the audience with an account of confronting his own fears of not being good enough. He describes how this “imposter syndrome”, this fear of admitting to uncertainty, can trap leaders and the people in their organizations in cycles of suffering. Jerry then offers strategies to confront delusion, doubt, and uncertainty through dharma and mindfulness practices."
The Dharma of Uncertainty in Business by Buddhist GeeksPodcast: Download Episode Description: Jerry Colonna was a venture capitalist in New York City and played a prominent part in the early development of Silicon Alley–he is known by some as the “Yoda of Silicon Alley.” He is currently a life and business coach and serves as …
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nice!  psychedelics for the "not so interested in doing psychedelics right now" crowd!  :D
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+David Chapman  is a writer, computer scientist, engineer and Buddhist practitioner. He blogs on several sites including Meaningness, Approaching Aro, and Buddhism for Vampires.

In this episode, David joins host +Vincent Horn  for a discussion on the topic of Buddhist Tantra. Beginning by stating his interest and intentions with recent writing on Buddhist Tantra, David gives a quick definition of Tantra and begins to unpack that definition and how it relates to Buddhism. Vincent and David then discuss whether or not Buddhism is in some ways opposed to passion, where and when Tantric elements are apparent in various traditions, and what modern Buddhist Tantra may look like and why it may have been suppressed in Western Buddhism.

This is part one of a two part series.
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Oh, gosh, I had no idea you were the sound engineer! Thank you very much for your work!
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  • Modern Busker Productions
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  • Aural Elixir
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