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What Does Meditation Have To Do With Fighting ISIS Terror?

November 23, 2015 in Forward

Why Judaism is Most Meaningful in Times of Grief

October 03, 2015 in Forward

Let’s Stop Being Embarrassed by Spirituality

October 02, 2015 in Daily Beast

In Praise of Self-Helpless

October 01, 2015 in Reality Sandwich

Tibetan Monk Dies in Prison, and a Thousand Tibetans Take to the Streets

July 16, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

It’s Time for the Jewish Megachurch

January 25, 2015 in Forward

Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ Captures the Spirit of the Time

July 24, 2014 in Forward

How the LGBT Experience Will Transform the Practice of Mindfulness

June 17, 2014 in Huffington Post

Why Do Jews Meditate? It’s All in the Worrying!

May 26, 2014 in Forward

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

Let’s Get Real: Wisdom 2.0 Wraps Up

February 25, 2013 in Tricycle

The Dharma is Out of Control

February 23, 2013 in Tricycle

Who’s Afraid of Wisdom?

February 22, 2013 in Tricycle

Wisdom 2.0 Opens With a Challenge

February 22, 2013 in Tricycle

Get Ready for Jewish iSpirituality

February 06, 2013 in Forward

Beyond ‘Letting Go’

September 09, 2012 in Huffington Post

Meditation is Very Relaxing, Says New York Times

June 20, 2012 in Religion Dispatches

How is a “Spiritual Person” Supposed to Act?

April 19, 2012 in Reality Sandwich

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

The Religious Duty to Come Out

October 11, 2011 in Religion Dispatches

Is Life But a Dream?

August 08, 2011 in Reality Sandwich

Integration isn’t Everything

July 15, 2011 in Reality Sandwich

Boredom: A Gift for the Soul?

May 16, 2011 in Huffington Post

After Passover, The Exodus To True Spiritual Freedom Continues

April 25, 2011 in Huffington Post

Nonduality, Neuroscience, and Postmodernism: The Dream of the Self

April 11, 2011 in Reality Sandwich

‘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

The Problem of Spiritual Experience: Is Mysticism in the Mind of the Beholder?

January 14, 2011 in Forward

Defining God Upward

October 01, 2010 in Hadassah

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

A Better Way to Believe in God

June 17, 2010 in Huffington Post

Spirituality and the Sanctification of the World

June 15, 2010 in Reality Sandwich

The Deep Truths are the Simple Ones

June 11, 2010 in Huffington Post

Meditation on the Run

May 24, 2010 in Huffington Post

Nonduality in Buddhism and Judaism

May 03, 2010 in Reality Sandwich

An Introduction to Kabbalah, Part 10: The Kabbalah of Inspiration

April 02, 2010 in Huffington Post

28 Days, 28 Ideas #27: Spiritual Birthright

February 27, 2010 in Jewish Publications (other)

Are People Good At Heart?

February 21, 2010 in Huffington Post

Not a Guide, but an Example: Paradoxes of Spiritual Writing (JBooks)

January 01, 2010 in Jewish Publications (other)

The Meaning of Avatar: Everything is God (A Response to Ross Douthat and other naysayers of ‘pantheism’)

December 22, 2009 in Huffington Post

How A Nice Jewish Boy Learned To Like Christmas … Because Of Paganism

December 21, 2009 in Huffington Post

Impermanence

December 11, 2009 in Zeek

Vedanta and Kabbalah: Nonduality East and West

December 08, 2009 in Reality Sandwich

Spirituality and States: Getting Beyond the Good Stuff

November 10, 2009 in Reality Sandwich

Religion is Actually Spirituality

October 28, 2009 in Forward

Fetishizing the Trigger

October 08, 2009 in Reality Sandwich

Will Spirituality Ever Be Serious?

September 29, 2009 in Huffington Post

The Jhanas: Meditative Absorptions

September 11, 2009 in Reality Sandwich

Ephryme: Engaged Hip Hop Jew

September 11, 2009 in Forward

The Truth About Burning Man

September 08, 2009 in Huffington Post

In Defense of Spiritual Vulgarity

August 27, 2009 in Zeek

Is Guilt a Good Thing?

August 24, 2009 in Huffington Post

The Emptiness of Anger

July 27, 2009 in Huffington Post

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

Allowing the Yetzer Tov to Win

July 10, 2009 in Forward

How a Dog Taught me the Dharma

July 08, 2009 in Huffington Post

Monotheism and the Spirits of Nature

July 02, 2009 in Zeek

G-dcast: Parshat Shelach Lecha

June 17, 2009 in Jewish Publications (other)

The Body of Being

June 12, 2009 in Reality Sandwich

The One Secret to Making the Most of Unwanted Downtime

June 08, 2009 in Huffington Post

What It’s Like to Spend Five Months in Silence

May 18, 2009 in Huffington Post

Susan Boyle, Gay Marriage, and Not Trusting Your Gut

April 20, 2009 in Huffington Post

Shifting from Myth to Function

April 15, 2009 in Forward

Liberation from Passover

April 10, 2009 in Torah Queeries

What is the Real World, Anyway

April 06, 2009 in Huffington Post

Transformation of Consciousness as Messianic Age: A Kabbalistic View

March 20, 2009 in Reality Sandwich

The Blues, Prayer, and Unrequited Love

February 27, 2009 in Reality Sandwich

A Jewish Perspective on the Jhanas, part 2

February 05, 2009 in Zeek

Sick Enough for Spirituality

January 30, 2009 in Reality Sandwich

A Jewish Perspective on the Jhanas, part 1

January 29, 2009 in Zeek

Is Life but a Dream

December 22, 2008 in Zeek

The Gifts of Boredom

December 15, 2008 in Reality Sandwich

Why Ramakrishna Matters

November 28, 2008 in Zeek

Spirituality as Satanism

November 24, 2008 in Zeek

Intentional Sexuality: Possibilities and Perils

November 19, 2008 in Reality Sandwich

Answers in the Seekers’ Language

September 19, 2008 in Forward

Stop Seeking: Paradoxes of the Spiritual Path

September 09, 2008 in Reality Sandwich

Against Integration

August 15, 2008 in Zeek

You are God in Drag: Eleven Notes Before and After Retreat

July 29, 2008 in Reality Sandwich

Monogamy and Monotheism

June 30, 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

The Gods of Drowning

May 21, 2008 in Jewcy

Intentional Sexuality: Possibilities and Perils

May 19, 2008 in Literary Journals

Getting Serious About Love

April 17, 2008 in Forward

God as a Mask of Pain (Hebrew)

April 04, 2008 in Maariv

Polytheism and Nonduality

March 21, 2008 in Reality Sandwich

The Blues, Prayer, and Unrequited Love

March 01, 2008 in Zeek

Ayahuasca and Kabbalah

January 15, 2008 in Reality Sandwich

New Psychedelics Are Transforming the Future of Spirituality

January 07, 2008 in Jewcy

A Balancing Meditation: Hesed, Gevurah, Tiferet (BeliefNet)

January 01, 2008 in Jewish Publications (other)

A BuJu Responds to Sam Harris

November 01, 2007 in Zeek

Sometimes God Just Wants to Dance

October 05, 2007 in Jewish Publications (other)

The New Atheism: What’s a Liberal, Spiritual Jew to Do?

September 26, 2007 in Forward

The Gifts of Boredom

September 01, 2007 in Zeek

Entering the Gate of Sadness

August 01, 2007 in Zeek

Free Will: The Last Gasp of the Unenlightened Mind

July 01, 2007 in Zeek

Fasting from a Functional Perspective

June 01, 2007 in Jewish Publications (other)

No Crystals Needed: Why Meditation is Not Spirituality

May 04, 2007 in Forward

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

Renewing Ecstatic Spirituality to the Beat of a Drum

December 29, 2006 in Forward

Kashrut and Nonduality

November 01, 2006 in Zeek

Spirituality in a Time of Seriousness

August 01, 2006 in Zeek

Fear of Fun

June 01, 2006 in Zeek

Exploring the New Jewish Spiritualities

May 12, 2006 in Forward

Shabbat and Meditation: Just Be It

May 01, 2006 in Jewish Publications (other)

The Freedom of Being

April 01, 2006 in Zeek

Flakes- Why ‘spiritual’ people are often so unreliable

March 01, 2006 in Zeek

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

November 01, 2005 in Zeek

Fetishizing the Trigger: How spirituality turns to fundamentalism

October 01, 2005 in Zeek

Guilt and Groundedness: Religion, guilt, and the geology of the self

September 01, 2005 in Zeek

Judaism, Meditation, and the B-Word

June 10, 2005 in Forward

Does Mysticism Prove the Existence of God? Mysticism, nonduality, and what we can learn through meditation

June 01, 2005 in Zeek

Star Wars, George Bush, Judaism, and the Penis- From Baal and Asherah to Neo-cons and the Sith

June 01, 2005 in Zeek

Hedgehogs, foxes, and dilettantes

April 01, 2005 in Zeek

Eating Meditation for Passover

April 01, 2005 in Jewish Publications (other)

Shakey: An Essay on Anger- Working with anger on the contemplative path

March 01, 2005 in Zeek

I Still Believe that People are Good at Heart: Spirituality and human nature

February 01, 2005 in Zeek

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

November 26, 2004 in Forward

The Holy Fool: How One Writer Conveys Spiritual Truths That Are Seriously Funny

November 19, 2004 in Forward

Am I Religious? Religion, spirituality, and living as if it mattered

November 05, 2004 in Zeek

The Spiritual Foundations of Bushism

August 01, 2004 in Zeek

How I Finally Learned to Accept Christ in My Heart

June 01, 2004 in Zeek

Secrets of the Rebbetzin

May 14, 2004 in Forward

You are God in Drag: Notes from and after retreat

February 01, 2004 in Zeek

Thinking despite Doubt and Feeling despite Truth

January 01, 2004 in Zeek

Energy

November 01, 2003 in Zeek

High Holy Days: Rabbi Cowan Speaks Out About Meditation, Action and New Job

September 26, 2003 in Forward