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April 2017

There is Beauty in a Broken Heart—An Impossible Gratitude

By | 2017-04-03T08:08:29+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|blog, Featured, Relationships, The Renegade Buddhist|

My biggest flaw is that I'm afraid of making mistakes. I regret not making more mistakes. I regret avoiding the "wrong" choices.   By John Pendall I'm terrified of love. It's raised me higher than any philosophy, religious experience or drug. It's pulled me into the deepest pits of despair, where even suicide [...]

March 2017

February 2017

There is No Refuge: My Zafu’s On Fire

By | 2017-02-23T09:39:17+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Environment, Featured, Right Livelihood, The Renegade Buddhist|

What's going on while we sit in silent equipoise or debate Dharma in decked out temple halls? The earth is dying, that's what's happening.   By John Author It's everywhere; there's no denying it. I can turn off all my tech, but the minute I go to work---there it is...politics. Now don't run away [...]

I Don’t Feel Like a Buddhist Anymore: The Lying Sage & The Digital Self

By | 2017-02-11T10:15:26+00:00 February 11th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, The Renegade Buddhist|

I'm a Buddhist who's finding it more and more difficult to write about Buddhism. Honestly, if I kept going with it, I would just start to repeat myself.   By John Author   Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another installment of John Author's pretentious, winding, anarchistic inner monologue. Daniel Scharpenburg, my Dharma bro, [...]

January 2017

The Biological, Evolutional, Sociological Case for Compassion.

By | 2017-01-27T08:44:10+00:00 January 27th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Environment, Featured, The Renegade Buddhist|

We can't just block or unfriend the people we work with; we can't put ourselves out there into the workaday world without encountering humbling opposition. Technology is supposed to bring the world together, to allow us to learn from and exchange ideas with people we'd never have encountered in day-to-day life.   By [...]