Monty McKeever

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Subway Dharma

“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.

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Buddhism and Evil

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 […]

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Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch Beats Cancer

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, […]

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Phonebook Buddhas: The Art of Long-Bin Chen

Long-Bin Chen, via the New York Optimist, In my artwork I use printed matter – discarded books, magazines, computer printouts etc. – the cultural debris of our information society.  My art form explores different cultural meanings and seeks to combine ideas and concepts from the East with those from the West. I always use text […]

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The Magic Life of Milarepa

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 […]

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Zen Is Right Here

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 […]

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Could Transhumanism Make Buddhism Obsolete?

In our Summer 2010 issue, there is an interview with transhumanist, bioethicist, and former Buddhist monk James Hughes. In Cyborg Buddha, Hughes takes on the relationship between Buddhism and transhumanism.  Like other transhumanists, he makes the claim that science and technology may eventually enhance the human mind and body so that existential inevitabilities such as […]

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The Six Realms, Reincarnation, and Confusing Your Friends

Upon hearing that I am a Buddhist, people often ask me about reincarnation, as if merely having taken refuge somehow makes me an authority (it doesn’t).  The most common question is whether or not I “believe in it”, which is a question I am not particularly fond of.  My response is usually something intentionally vague […]

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Thoughts on Buddhism and Prayer

I remember being very young and being given my first prayer wheel.  I wasn’t given any explanation or  instruction aside from that it “had blessings in it” and that I was supposed to spin it clockwise.  I don’t recall ever spinning the wheel for anything in particular, but I do remember spinning it like crazy, […]

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