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Russian City Bans Yoga, Calling It a Cult

July 02, 2015 in Daily Beast

We’re meditating all wrong, says ‘Buddha from Brooklyn’

June 04, 2015 in Religion News Service

Can Monks Really Go Into 200-Year Trances?

February 08, 2015 in Daily Beast

How the LGBT Experience Will Transform the Practice of Mindfulness

June 17, 2014 in Huffington Post

Why Jews Should Tune In to the Mindfulness Revolution

February 03, 2014 in Forward

David Cooper, Father of BuJu

January 02, 2014 in Forward

Will Mindfulness Change the World? Daniel Goleman Isn’t Sure

November 14, 2013 in Religion Dispatches

Occupy the Dharma: How Contemplative Practice Will Save the World

November 14, 2013 in Tikkun

The Shocking Scandal at the Heart of American Zen

November 14, 2013 in Daily Beast

Zen and the Art of the BuJu

November 08, 2013 in Forward

Meditation isn’t a “hippie indulgence”

November 03, 2013 in Salon

Meditation is Not Religion or Spirituality—It’s Technology

October 22, 2013 in Religion Dispatches

Was Goenka a Guru?

October 14, 2013 in Huffington Post

S.N. Goenka: The Man who Taught the World to Meditate

September 30, 2013 in Huffington Post

Meditation: Natural or Unnatural?

August 12, 2013 in Huffington Post

“To the Wonder”: Terrence Malick’s Mystical Lens

April 19, 2013 in Religion Dispatches

The Dharma is Out of Control

February 23, 2013 in Tricycle

Wisdom 2.0 Opens With a Challenge

February 22, 2013 in Tricycle

Beyond ‘Letting Go’

September 09, 2012 in Huffington Post

Meditation is Very Relaxing, Says New York Times

June 20, 2012 in Religion Dispatches

The Good Liberal Fear of a Yoga Planet: The rationalist prejudice against spirituality

January 17, 2012 in Religion Dispatches

Airport Security and Non-Self

November 30, 2011 in Huffington Post

‘All is One’ in Traffic Jams

March 15, 2011 in Huffington Post

The Path to Enlightenment: Sometimes Assertion, Sometimes Surrender

March 03, 2011 in Huffington Post

Meditation and “Drugs”

September 07, 2010 in Reality Sandwich

Why it’s good for Jews to Meditate

August 20, 2010 in Zeek

Simple Truths vs. Esoteric Ones

August 09, 2010 in Reality Sandwich

The Deep Truths are the Simple Ones

June 11, 2010 in Huffington Post

Nonduality in Buddhism and Judaism

May 03, 2010 in Reality Sandwich


December 11, 2009 in Zeek

Vedanta and Kabbalah: Nonduality East and West

December 08, 2009 in Reality Sandwich

The Jhanas: Meditative Absorptions

September 11, 2009 in Reality Sandwich

Free Will: The Last Gasp of the Unenlightened Mind

July 20, 2009 in Reality Sandwich

Eat Your Way to Enlightenment

July 14, 2009 in Huffington Post

How a Dog Taught me the Dharma

July 08, 2009 in Huffington Post

What It’s Like to Spend Five Months in Silence

May 18, 2009 in Huffington Post

A Jewish Perspective on the Jhanas, part 2

February 05, 2009 in Zeek

A Jewish Perspective on the Jhanas, part 1

January 29, 2009 in Zeek

Why Ramakrishna Matters

November 28, 2008 in Zeek

Fresh Baked Bread

June 27, 2008 in Reality Sandwich

Embracing Even the Hatred: A Personal Dharma Journey

June 03, 2008 in Reality Sandwich

A BuJu Responds to Sam Harris

November 01, 2007 in Zeek

Stop Seeking: Paradoxes of the Spiritual Path

February 01, 2007 in Zeek

YHVH Means What Is: Integrating Judaism and Buddhism, and Why I Bother

January 01, 2007 in Literary Journals

Fresh Baked Bread: Ideas about the thing, and the thing itself

November 01, 2005 in Zeek

Judaism, Meditation, and the B-Word

June 10, 2005 in Forward

The Buddha from Brooklyn: A lama talks about enlightenment… with a Yiddish twang

November 26, 2004 in Forward