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Buddha Walks Into A Bar ….

“The general dissatisfaction is what the Buddha taught about when he opened his mouth for his first sermon ever. He didn’t say “Here’s the plan guys, do X Y and Z and you can glow just like me” Instead he said “Listen. You guys are unhappy right, let’s analyze that.”  Lodro Rinzler – Buddha Walks Into A Bar 

Hola Tribe,

Today I went to see Lodro Rinzler at The Boulder Bookstore speak about his new book Buddha Walks Into A Bar. I heard about this book from The Buddhist Geeks Podcast where Lodro was on speaking about the book. I have to admit the title spoke to me; I do work in nightclubs so the idea of Buddha walking into a Bar is pretty fascinating. I’m sure good Ole Siddhartha did cruise a few spots at some point in this life. This book is a refreshing and younger approach to the Dharma and it touches on topics that we can all relate to; like the gym, dating, shopping online, emailing and texting. I’m about 5 chapters in now and so far I’m really digging it. The jokes and references are very relatable while preserving the integrity of the Dharma. If your new to Buddhism or just intrigued by it, I highly encourage this book. You don’t have to be a Buddhist to read it or get it; it’s simple and easy to read for anyone who wants to live in a better world.

Happy Reading,

A

http://www.lodrorinzler.com/#!


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2 responses

  1. jen grace

    Thanks! I’ll ck it out 😉

    February 20, 2012 at 3:52 pm

  2. “The necessary and welcome economic growth within our Sangha, in the form of business operations and commercial and domestic investments, has brought along as a by—product an increasing frequency of disagreements and disputes. There is a need for our society to provide resources for the sane, nonagressive resolution of such conflicts in keeping with the principles of Dharma and the Great Eastern Sun. Accordingly I have decided to institute and appoint the Upaya Council. The function of the Upaya Council shall be to mediate and/or arbitrate commercial and domestic disputes among members of the Vajradhatu community, as individuals, groups, or businesses. It shall be the initial task of the Upaya Council to propose to me and my Privy Council a set of guidelines under which it shall operate. There shall be no internal hierarchy within the Upaya Council and each member shall have an equal voice; the findings of the Council shall be arrived at by unanimous consent.”

    ~ Vajracarya the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, Spring, 1979.

    རྣམ་པར་སྣང་མཛད
    Upaya Council

    March 11, 2012 at 6:06 pm

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